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Thread: Yoshi's new E46 330 build

  1. #26
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    I think any E36 will work. But the stock one was at such an odd angle, I couldn't put the sway link on the SLR control arm. You COULD link it back to the strut but that'll cause so much bs

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    You have to run an e36 non-m stock or whiteline bar with the slr adjustable end links. I would recommend the whiteline bar. I have the stock non-m and it doesn't fit very well. The end links are at maximum adjustment and most likely binding. But it works.

  3. #28
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    http://www.whiteline.com.au/product_...=BBF38Z&sq=886

    Not too bad. I'm cheap though. lol. I'll buy your sway bar off you, then you can buy the whiteline one lol. The thicker whiteline sway would make up for the fact it's now linked to the control arm. But man, I'd run back into problems with hitting the wheel on teh sway.

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    With the control arm mounted links on the SLR control arms you will need to e run a E36 non M style front bar.

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    FML $240 for the whiteline... Any chance I can get $239 for my stock one from you?
    I plan on seeing how it is with no swaybar for at least a single event to see how it does. I'd love a swaybar, but it seems like I'd be $400 deep into a whiteline before it was on the car, and that's a whole weekend of reg money!

  6. #31
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    Yeah I'm thinking the same way. If my car drives fine, I can back burner it for now. It's a fine tuning thing and not a necessity.

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  7. #32
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    I use no sway bars on my car and I am not sure if my car would feel better with a front bar. I bought my kit before SLR was putting sway link tabs on the control arms as standard so I've never even tried driving it with a front bar although maybe why the car hides the lack of front bar so well is the nearly magic AST 5100 coilovers that are on the car. They really are amazing at body motion control.

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    I went through hell trying to fit a sway bar with the SLR, E36 non M didn't fit, E46 non M didn't fit, finally messaged Chelsea and he told me to get the E46 whiteline bar, which sort of fit but I still had to drill an extra hole in each side for the end links to attach to it (bimmerworld adjustable end links)

  9. #34
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    Was the E36 non M sway even... close to fitting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by protomor View Post
    Was the E36 non M sway even... close to fitting?
    If I recall it lined up, but didn't reach far enough back in the wheel well to get to the end link tabs if that makes sense. I had the bimmerworld endlinks at like a 45* angle tilted forward and maxed out length wise and they still didn't reach.

    The E46 bar was the right length, but had a funky twist in it where the end link attaches that prevented the end link from attaching.

    The whiteline bar was the length of the E46 bar, but with the funky twist taken out.

  11. #36
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    Yea that very much sounds like more work than it's worth. No sway bar for now it is.

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    I was without one for 2 seasons, but it made a HUGE difference adding the front one back.

  13. #38
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    I'm just not overly fond of having to mod stuff to fit. I wonder if I can get a blade style sway bar to fit.

    Status: HG repair. 488wtq though!

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