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Old 04-18-2005, 12:51 AM   #1
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fat sway bars... who has them?

i'm thinking of getting some fatter sways for the e30. anyone got them? how much of an impact did it make and what was the effect? better turn in? any under/over steer?
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Old 04-18-2005, 06:44 AM   #2
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If you just upgrade rear sways, there will be more oversteer.
If you just upgrade front sways, there will be more understeer.

You might want to look at upgrading with factory goodies. For your car, they have the front E30 Cabrio bar (22mm) and the E30 M3 rear bar (14.5mm). However, I'd just upgrade the rear bar and see how you like that, because installing both might offset your handling dynamics and give you more understeer.
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Old 04-18-2005, 11:25 AM   #3
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they sell the Ireland Engineering sway bars.

they are 25mm in the front, and 22mm in the rear, and they are freaking awesome, and you really really feel the difference. Ive heard only good things about them, and they are like 425$ for the set i believe, and it comes with all the parts(ofcourse)
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Old 04-18-2005, 11:28 AM   #4
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away bars in general are the best suspension upgrade that u can do...
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Old 04-18-2005, 12:33 PM   #5
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you can find a pretty good deal at turnermotorsport.com

they have a set for $309 that includes a 22mm front and a 19mm rear.
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Old 04-20-2005, 08:08 PM   #6
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I just posted in another topic about this.

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Your car already has sway bars. They really aren't that thin. No, they are not worth it as your first suspension modification. You should save up for springs/shocks or coilovers if you really want to feel a difference. I added aftermarket sway bars after my shocks and springs and barely noticed a difference, but rather lowering the car with stiffer shocks helped far more than anything i've ever added. A strut tower brace is not worth it as a first modification aswell. Beware that stifferening up the body too much can actually hurt your performance. Also, the only truly effective strut tower brace is one that is welded to the strut towers.

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Old 04-25-2005, 11:06 AM   #7
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cheers guys i'll look into it. i'm probably going to look for something locally. shipping anything to australia is expensive so i'll get a few ideas of what works well and go from there.
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Cheers indeed after looking at your newly updated mod list it has become apparent that sways would be the next obvious choice. Good Luck!
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Old 04-25-2005, 08:46 PM   #9
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you can find a pretty good deal at turnermotorsport.com

they have a set for $309 that includes a 22mm front and a 19mm rear.
i got those, and im very satisfied
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