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E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013)
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Old 04-09-2014, 07:45 PM
brocklanders brocklanders is offline
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rear sway

Has anyone replaced the rear sway. I'm thinking I should be able to retro the 1m sway does anyone know if it swaps right in. I looked at the eibach and I think that's a better choice but I'm kind of thinking staying with bmw parts would be better. Also with the eibachs I don't know if they come with endlinks, the rears are as pathetic as the bar.
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Old 04-10-2014, 07:37 AM
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I'm interested too. Do you think changing the rear sway bar will improve the handling and will it be noticeable? I recently installed the Cusco front strut brace which made a very slight handling improvement. I'm slowly setting my car up for the track and changing the rear sway bar may be a good idea, or not.
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Old 04-10-2014, 08:03 AM
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My opinion is the bushings and sways should be the first thing anyone does to this vehicle. If you are tracking I would be cautious with the rear suspension, there isn't any sort of limited slip and you don't want to go too stiff in the back it may end up hindering lap times. I think the 1m bar is too big if you don't have a limited slip, this is why I like the eibach over 1m, it is a huge difference over stock and keeps the same front to back bias. In your case I would get a limited slip first then new bushings and sways, and maybe springs and shocks. You should also think about brake pads and steel lines.

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Old 04-11-2014, 06:39 AM
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Great feedback, thanks, I'll look into the LSD first.
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