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      09-05-2012, 05:40 AM   #1
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need ur opinions before ordering....

im looking to by front and rear (sway bars and strut bars)

front strut bar from: mason engineering and Short Firewall Arm

m3 sway bars like everybody, from: hp autowerks , but which size 26mm or 28

also from where to buy rear strut bar??

these r my first mod for handling. ur opinions plz
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      09-05-2012, 06:57 AM   #2
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Most people think strut braces are very low bang for the buck. I have an M3 front brace, but only for access to adjust my camber plates. I would not have spent money on it otherwise.

Also, most people don't change the rear swaybar unless they have a limited slip diff.

M3 front swaybar is a really good first mod. Better shocks like Koni or Bilstein is another really good mod.
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      09-05-2012, 07:12 AM   #3
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Most people think strut braces are very low bang for the buck. I have an M3 front brace, but only for access to adjust my camber plates. I would not have spent money on it otherwise.

Also, most people don't change the rear swaybar unless they have a limited slip diff.

M3 front swaybar is a really good first mod. Better shocks like Koni or Bilstein is another really good mod.
u mean stiffin front is more important than rear?
why don't use rear sway and strut bar?
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      09-05-2012, 08:48 PM   #4
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A stiffer rear will end up unloading one of the wheels. With the 135i lack of a limited slip differential that means you end up spinning the wheel that has little load on it so you can't get power down coming out of turns. Once people upgrade to a limited slip diff they will consider bigger rear bars.

The reason it is believed that the front anti sway bar helps is that by keeping the front flatter the tires are not rolled over as far on in turns and there is less positive camber added allowing a better contact patch on the front tires which reduces understeer. In theory.
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