Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 3 Series / 4 Series > E46 (1999 - 2006)

E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-01-2012, 08:19 PM
TannerT TannerT is online now
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Columbia, Missouri
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 954
Mein Auto: 03 330ci 3pdl 89 325i
Sways!

Got my sway bars in today UUC adjustables so excites to get them in and see how they feel with the hotchkis springs

Sent from my PantechP9060 using Bimmer App
__________________
sFormula SAE "Speed is Sexy"
Reply With Quote
Ads by Google
  #2  
Old 11-01-2012, 10:27 PM
GoForthFast GoForthFast is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: New York
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 2,217
Mein Auto: '04 330Ci 6-speed
Others have reported great difficulty with installation of UUC sways. Please let us know what you encounter.
They say the sways do not fit properly.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-02-2012, 06:48 AM
TannerT TannerT is online now
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Columbia, Missouri
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 954
Mein Auto: 03 330ci 3pdl 89 325i
Will do

Sent from my PantechP9060 using Bimmer App
__________________
sFormula SAE "Speed is Sexy"
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-02-2012, 12:51 PM
smolck's Avatar
smolck smolck is offline
ROLL TIDE!
Location: Birmingham, AL
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 22,336
Mein Auto: 2004 ZHP Sedan
The rear is a real ****** on the UUC bars. I fought mine, but finally got them in with the help of longer mounting bolts for the upper rear tab. I would suggest turner motorsports rear tab reinforcement at some point too. Those bars are amazing, but those tabs can and do break.

Go full stiff in the rear and medium up front for maximum fun
__________________

Check out my YouTube Channel for DIY's and other fun stuff HERE
Check out my BMWBLOG!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fast Bob View Post
now, go burn your Man Card, and buy yourself a Camry....
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-02-2012, 03:45 PM
TannerT TannerT is online now
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Columbia, Missouri
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 954
Mein Auto: 03 330ci 3pdl 89 325i
Thanks for the advice smolck!

Sent from my PantechP9060 using Bimmer App
__________________
sFormula SAE "Speed is Sexy"
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-03-2012, 10:39 PM
TannerT TannerT is online now
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Columbia, Missouri
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 954
Mein Auto: 03 330ci 3pdl 89 325i
Okay so sway bars are easily the bet thing you can do with your life. fronts took 30 mins rears took awhile just because I have quad tips which made getting the bars in/out a nightmare. long story short I had to remove the exhaust hangers. A must for the UUC's is to get longer mounting bolts for the bushing and Smolck said. they make a night and day difference. Now just to finish the 5 speed swap. If I did not have quad exhaust it have taken me about 1.5 hours to do fronts and rears.
__________________
sFormula SAE "Speed is Sexy"
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 3 Series / 4 Series > E46 (1999 - 2006)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:22 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms