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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 10-16-2012, 02:24 PM
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Front Sway Bar Mount Fix

Hello All,

In the next week or so, I intend to fix the rusted driver's side sway bar bracket mount/frame rail. I am ordering the part from pelican or bavauto. However, I thought I might as well get the sway bar bushings replaced as well. I saw the powerflex sway bar bushings, but they are pricey. I just want a relatively noise free and some what soft ride. Found these:

http://www.energysuspensionparts.com...prod=12%2E5104

does anyone have experience with them?


The gent working on my suspension measured the sway bar size at 25mm on my 97 328i (seemed a bit large, but he did it right before my eyes using a wrench). is this the standard size on the 328i?

Thanks much.
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Old 10-16-2012, 02:31 PM
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The 328 has a 24mm front sway bar. Never heard of that brand before, but if you want a noise-free and soft ride, just go with OEM.
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ES bushings are good but I would stick with the oem bushings.
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