02-15-2013, 05:36 PM
Location: Not In Kansas Any More
Join Date: Dec 2005
Mein Auto: 535i M Sport; Twin X1's
OMG don't do that! When I was young and stupid (19) I ordered front and rear bars for my 240Z. I did the install myself. The front was more complicated, so I started with the rear, then took her for a test drive.
Originally Posted by The X Men
If you install just the bigger rear sway bar, the ride will not be affected as much.
The rear turned my Z into a 930 Turbo clone. Worst TTO I have EVER experienced, even during my subsequent ling tenure as a PCA driving instructor. Thank God the pavement was dry that day, and I survived. My underwear did not.
BTW a lot of folks just seem to be focusing on the thickness of the bars. That is not the only important criteria. E.g. are the various bars solid or tubular? A tubular 14mm will likely be stiffer than a solid 18mm. Get all your facts straight before you start burning through shop time. Or worse, guard rails.
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2014 535i MSport Space / Black, ZCW, ZDA, ZLP, ZLS, ZPP, H-K and 704
2015 X1 28i xDrive Alpine / Black, xLine, ZCW and Ultimate
2015 X1 35i xDrive Black / Black, ZCW, Ultimate and Xenons
2014 328i SportWagon
2011 535ix MSport
2011 X5 35D
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2008 X5 3.0
2007 X5 3.0
2006 X5 3.0
2006 550iA SP
2003 540iA M-Technic