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      03-23-2011, 05:49 PM   #1
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E93 Front Sway Bar Install & Pics (56k Death) DIY...

I just installed my E93 Front Sway Bar, which I received VERY FAST from Dan at United BMW. Had the advantage of using a lift again (thanks *#@% Dealership!). Anyway, due to sway coming so early I wasn't prepared with my Nikon, so had to take pix with my iphone. Install was pretty straight forward.

Overall results were noticeable. Turns feel much more flat, no more "swaying".

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Getting Set-up


Removing the Million Bolts


Un-Mounting the Brackets


Get out of There!


OEM vs. E93. Not much visible difference.


Lightweight Mod


Gently Now...


Snap-On!


Ready to Mount


Can I Drive it Yet?


Re-attaching to Sway Arms


Righty Tighty


Almost There...


Finished!
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      03-23-2011, 07:51 PM   #2
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looks pretty straight forward, thanks for sharing! I sooo need to do this mod!
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      03-23-2011, 09:41 PM   #3
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Did you get the e93 M3 Coupe or Convertible bar? There is a difference in diameter. Also might want to post this in the DIY section.
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      03-23-2011, 11:08 PM   #4
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Did you get the e93 M3 Coupe or Convertible bar? There is a difference in diameter. Also might want to post this in the DIY section.
I believe this bar is an OEM M3 part, E93 is a 3 series convertible.
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      03-23-2011, 11:32 PM   #5
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DIY section, just sayin.
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      03-24-2011, 02:39 AM   #6
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yeah it looks like e93 bar, it has kink in the middle.
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      03-24-2011, 07:32 AM   #7
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thanks for the pics, very doable DIY project

you are very lucky to have access to a lift
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      03-24-2011, 09:57 AM   #8
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Great thread. Thank you!
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      04-01-2011, 11:46 AM   #9
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Quote:
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Torque values for the DIY crowd?
Yea, I'm thinking of ordering one... what are the torque values!?
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      04-01-2011, 11:50 AM   #10
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Nevermind... a bit of search goes a long way... end links are torqued to 31 ft-lbs.

http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=217262
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      04-01-2011, 01:48 PM   #11
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Nevermind... a bit of search goes a long way... end links are torqued to 31 ft-lbs.

http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=217262
Excellent DIY ya got posted there!
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      04-01-2011, 02:04 PM   #12
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Thanks for the comments!
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looks pretty straight forward, thanks for sharing! I sooo need to do this mod!
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      04-01-2011, 08:56 PM   #17
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      04-01-2011, 09:35 PM   #18
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did you get this installed at dealership? if so, how much did they charge you?
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      04-02-2011, 11:41 PM   #19
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did you get this installed at dealership? if so, how much did they charge you?
Yes it was installed at a dealership, but my friend works there and we took it there during off hours to access the lifts. Charge? Zip... Its about who you know!
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I'm guessing the sway bar is hollow?
and whats the difference in diameter between the coupe and convertible?
Anyways great write up!
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The sway bar is not hollow. It's actually pretty heavy.

Specs:
E82 = 26.5mm with 19mm pinch
E92 = 26.5mm with zero pinch
E93 = 28.0mm with 26.5mm pinch

I highly recommend it.
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can this be done on ramps?
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