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Swaybars

Ok so the time has come.

I have some extra cash, have no bills till June and a want for some car upgrades.


Want to do swaybars. What do you guys recommend? I am looking at H/R or Eibach.

I like the Eibach kit better because it is cheaper and has links included in the kit.

BUT...H/R seems to be a better name?

Also Im not sure if i should do rear and front bars? I have a LSD so it should be ok to stiffen up the rear roll.

Pretty sure ill go with the eibach.

Also where should i purchase the rear sway reinforcment kit? A mechanic buddy told me there is a kit that does not need to be welded in, but just screwed into the body?


would like to order in the next week so quick responses would be good.

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Ok so the time has come.

I have some extra cash, have no bills till June and a want for some car upgrades.


Want to do swaybars. What do you guys recommend? I am looking at H/R or Eibach.

I like the Eibach kit better because it is cheaper and has links included in the kit.

BUT...H/R seems to be a better name?

Also Im not sure if i should do rear and front bars? I have a LSD so it should be ok to stiffen up the rear roll.

Pretty sure ill go with the eibach.

Also where should i purchase the rear sway reinforcment kit? A mechanic buddy told me there is a kit that does not need to be welded in, but just screwed into the body?


would like to order in the next week so quick responses would be good.
Hey Numark......I found both H&R & Eibach full front & rear anti-roll kits basically @ the same price.......check it out, both have links & bushings

Turner Motorsport - Item# 52010 - Suspension Techniques Sway Bar Set for E30 3 Series - E30

Suspension at Tire Rack

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Tire Rack has the Eibach kit, just enter...year, make, model.....

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p.s. I went with the Eibach because the H&R was actually a little more in price & did not have the links for the.. E36!

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Numark.....the tirerack link I posted seems to be linking somewhere else on my end......so just go to tirerack.com They have the full front & rear Eibach Sway kit for about $350.00 & TMS has the H&R full front & rear Sway kit for the same price.....

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thank you sir.

Hmm...Options options.

I think ill just go with the eibach and buy the rear reinforcement plates from ireland engineering.(I did some research, they are the ones i think i want?)

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thank you sir.

Hmm...Options options.

I think ill just go with the eibach and buy the rear reinforcement plates from ireland engineering.(I did some research, they are the ones i think i want?)

You are welcome sir.....
They are both German companies......with great suspension products.....

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Id go with H&R or ST

Its the rear lower swing arm tab that usually breaks first, I broke mine after about a year and a few autocrosses.

ST kit came with the 2 triangles reinforcments. (must weld here)
welding (cutting for brake lines) cost 125 and its very very nice.
ask the norcal specE30 or bay area BMWCCA guys were to go locally

you can do what i did install yourself ,use stock tabs, then when they break or when you have money and the right independent BMW E30 mechanic to weld it, get it done.
(then go to 2-day BMWCCA driving school at Infeneon)

oh yeh get lemforder links for the front, I believe they are the best.

I like the turner upper bolt through reinforcer too. no welding

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I have the Ireland Engineering 22/19 combo with adjustability. They also came with the body reinforcement. Definitely makes the car even more go kart like.


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