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Old 05-06-2005, 09:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ive got a 95 325i, are sway bars worth purchasing? They are quite cheap, and was wondering your thoughts on their impact?
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Old 05-06-2005, 09:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Funny, I had the same question.
I have an opportunity to get some at a good price but I'm planning on keeping my stock suspension.
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Old 05-06-2005, 10:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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the front is worth it, especially if you can get a decent price. You probably wouldn't notice a difference on the rear unless you took it to a track.
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Old 05-06-2005, 10:22 PM   #4 (permalink)
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How much are sway bars?
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Old 05-07-2005, 01:20 AM   #5 (permalink)
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about $250 for the front $200 for the rear. Those are just average prices I have seen, some will be more, and some will be less.
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Old 05-07-2005, 01:54 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Hmm..Is the front one the same as the one under the hood...?...Will thats one help?...
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Its a different things Deef. But when i going to get mine Ill get both front and rear. It does make a difference not only on track (i struggle on the track without sway bars changed) but in a city as well.
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Old 05-07-2005, 03:22 PM   #8 (permalink)
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THis is a strut brace(the thing right under the hood, across the engine)
http://www.turnermotorsport.com/html/detai...T_ID=1969936011
This is a sway bar
http://www.turnermotorsport.com/html/detai...D=TMSSWAYSTREET

I don't know much about suspension but am guessing they do similar things in a different way. They both increase the rigidity.
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Ive got a 95 325i, are sway bars worth purchasing? They are quite cheap, and was wondering your thoughts on their impact?
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What do you guys think about buying some used sway bars off of a 95 M3? Would they fit my '94 325is ok?
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Old 02-18-2006, 10:43 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Rear sway bar is the same size. Front is little bigger I think. But all this dont matter because the m3's have the sway bars connected to the struts, 325's are connected to the control arms.

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Do not get just the front sway bar. It may feel better at low speeds but your car will understeer horribly if you ever really start driving your car. And your car will want to 3 wheel more so than it already does.
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