I changed my oil the other day and noticed that my right-side sway (aka satabilizer) bar link is broken. It looks like it has been like that for a long time. Is it really dangerous for me to keeo driving like this? As I mentione before, I think it may have been broken for a while -- maybe even since before I bought the car. I haven't noticed any changes in handling. I am going to change the links on both sides ($30 each), but not until I come back from a short trip overseas. Please fill me in on your opinions.
I accidentally didn't re-attach the swaybar droplink when I replaced a snapped LCAB lolypop bolt and took it for a test drive... it felt really weird and clunked once like a mofo, which made me go "OH SH$&#$ WHAT WAS TAHT!"
I am quite sure I have yet to experience the joy of driving my car to the fullest. I believe I need new shocks/springs, my brakes need to be replaced, and I have that sway bar issue. I think I also should replace my CABs.
^^ Thanks for the link. The rest of my suspension needs attention too. A year ago I was off the road for a few days because my left-side rear lower control arm broke. The first thing I will do is replace the sway bar links. I am quite certain my bushings need replacing (I hear it can be a pain getting them out and in). Many people around here drive BMWs, but I do not know any of them. I wish someone from werkz were around to get in my car and tell me if it feels teh way an e36 should
hell, if your sway is snapped.... Look at your tierods. If one of those snaps, you *WILL* loose *ALL CONTROLL* of your car... The side that snaps, you will have ZERO steering control and the wheel will turn however it wishes to turn, and wont be limited to steering lock anymore...
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