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Sway Bar Master List

Postby BMW BUM » Fri Feb 27, 2009 6:44 am

Eibach....................20mmF 16mmR
H&R........................22mmF 18mmR
Racing Dynamic........22mmF 16mmR
Ireland Engineering....22mmF 19mmR
318i(m10): Front: 18mm Rear: none
318is(m42): Front: 20mm Rear: 12mm
318ic(m42): Front: 21mm Rear: 12mm
325e(pre 9/86): Front: 18.5mm Rear: 12mm
325e(9/86): Front: 20mm Rear: 12mm
325i(m20): Front: 20mm Rear: 12mm
325is(m20): Front: 20mm Rear: 12mm
325ic(m20): Front: 21mm Rear: 12mm
325ix(M20): Front: 17mm Rear: 14.5mm
325ix Touring(M20): Front: 18mm Rear: 14.5mm
M3(s14): Front: 19mm Rear: 14.5mm
suspension techniques: front: 22 rear: 19
Whiteline 24mm front 16mm rear
AC Schnitzer: Front: 20mm Rear: 16mm
Eibach: Front: 20mm Rear: 16mm
Suspension Techniques: Front: 22mm Rear: 19mm
Ireland Engineering (adjustable): Front: 25mm Rear: 22mm
H&R (adjustable): Front: 22mm Rear: 18mm
Racing Dynamics Early Style (adjustable): Front: 22mm Rear: 16mm
Racing Dynamics Late Style (adjustable): Front: 22mm Rear: 19mm
M-Technik: Front: 20mm Rear: 14.5mm
Addco front swaybar, solid, 25.4mm, $182.95
Addco rear swaybar, solid, 19mm, $137.95
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I listed pricing for the Addco's through Summit, they are the largest solid bar I have found (not that biggest is best for every application), others this size are all hollow, which they claim saves some weight over a smaller diameter solid sway bar of the same stiffness, but I digress, these are the stiffest available I have found for the e30, and are priced right I think :D

If others would like to price shop and find where you can get each aftermarket sway bar setup cheapest I will add site links for them as well.
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Re: Sway Bar Master List

Postby Yoshi » Fri Feb 27, 2009 2:12 pm

Can you cite where you got all your info from plzzzz
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Re: Sway Bar Master List

Postby ten2doyle102 » Fri Feb 27, 2009 8:06 pm

This some nice info! Good timing too since I wanted to get a bigger rear sway soon for my car!
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Re: Sway Bar Master List

Postby BMW BUM » Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:53 pm

Yoshi that information is from me and others on e30tech compiling information, thread can be viewed there in full as well.
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Postby Yoshi » Sat Feb 28, 2009 2:52 am

BMW BUM wrote:Yoshi that information is from me and others on e30tech compiling information, thread can be viewed there in full as well.


noted: stickied.
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Re: Sway Bar Master List

Postby M20_fever » Sun Mar 01, 2009 2:36 pm

good info, very easy and helpful, thanks.
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Re: Sway Bar Master List

Postby BlackMagic » Tue Mar 10, 2009 5:06 am

Cough cough, credit where credit is due.
It's not a question of how fast it will go, it is a matter of how fast do you want to go.
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Re: Sway Bar Master List

Postby LEAN_E30 » Tue Mar 10, 2009 6:06 am

BlackMagic wrote:Cough cough, credit where credit is due.


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Re: Sway Bar Master List

Postby Yoshi » Tue Mar 10, 2009 1:22 pm

+! dont make me take it down >_<
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Re: Sway Bar Master List

Postby BMWIS » Tue Mar 24, 2009 3:00 am

Something that would be KILLER!!!

List those companies and/or bars that are available seperately

For example I'd like a 25mm I/E front bar, and R/D 16mm rear bar. Possible? IDK
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Re: Sway Bar Master List

Postby BMW BUM » Tue Mar 24, 2009 7:42 am

BMW BUM wrote:Yoshi that information is from me and others on e30tech compiling information, thread can be viewed there in full as well.


*cough cough* let's not be gaping vagina's about it, that thread is several pages long of input as well as pm's not shown in the thread, I said where it's from, me and others at e30 tech. As with most compiled lists of crap, it was collaborative. We aren't getting commission for this shit or anything, unless I missed Yoshi saying else wise, so lets just provide as much tech info as we can to help the site and community and not try to compete for attention and whore ourselves out for the spotlight.

And it isn't like everyone sited where they got information on the bar sizes anyways, it's just shared knowledge.

The bars can pretty much all be mixed front and rear as desired, while you can buy kits of both front and rear, I don't think any manufactures supply them ONLY in pairs to suppliers. That's how sway bars work usually anyways, not checking them all to verify, but if you find one that can't be purchased separately, feel free to let us all know.
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Re: Sway Bar Master List

Postby BMWIS » Tue Mar 24, 2009 1:27 pm

In my experience many sway bar 'companies' do NOT sell them separately.

I've not seen many E30 bars being sold separately. In fact the only ones I can think of are the IE bars.
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Re: Sway Bar Master List

Postby HasonGats » Thu Sep 30, 2010 3:17 pm

you said that those bars are from summit, i didnt know they even had parts for e30 or bmws at all. i checked there web site and couldnt find anything for my e30. where did you find this? summit is only 30min from my house so it would be great if they actully have stuff
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Re: Sway Bar Master List

Postby M20_fever » Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:00 pm

So, who has upgraded from the 20mm 'is' sway to the 21mm vert sway? Is this a noticeable change? 1mm just doesn't seem worth it.
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Re: Sway Bar Master List

Postby Nsquared97 » Sun Feb 26, 2012 4:43 am

I have a 'vert bar from my parts car I intend to try out this summer, so we'll see how it feels.
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