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Old 04-20-2009, 12:48 PM   #1
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Hey all,

I'm about to stiffen up my the chassis on my 89 325i. I'm looking to get bigger sway bars, both front and rear, and an x-brace for the subframe.

Any thoughts about this or suggestions as to who makes good ones would be really helpful. Also, if you've done this and have any tips, please share them.

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Old 04-20-2009, 12:58 PM   #2
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There is someone who makes an X-brace, but I won't mention them. Although with their mounting points, I would seriously consider strengthing the bottom steering rack mounts if you want it to have a noticeable effect.

ST, H&R, UUC all make sway bars.
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Old 04-20-2009, 02:11 PM   #3
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I like the idea of the x brace.
I would also recomend a skid plate
check this one out
http://www.e30tech.com/forum/showthread.php?t=69808

I would also recomend a strut brace made by mason engineering
both strut brace and x brace can be found on the link below

http://www.evolutionzen.com/e30-products.html

once you have those components then you should consider what swaybars you should get.

Depending on what you want to use the car far.
an upgrade for a stock 325i would be a convertible front sway bar and/or e30ix or e30 m3 rear sway bar.

the front sway bar is a 19mm bar i believe.
and the rear sway from the ix/m3 are a 14.5mm bar.

these are the beefiest oem sway bars avilable

maybe get those try them out and if you need more then ungrade to aftermarket sway bars.





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Old 04-20-2009, 07:09 PM   #4
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I might have kept that to PM. Pretty touchy subject there ^
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Old 04-20-2009, 09:06 PM   #5
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okay, i like the suggestions on OEM sway bars but I'm going aftermarket with the suspension techniques set (22mm front and 19mm rear). and as far as the rear strut bar i picked up the racing dynamics bar. ordered all from the same company so it was easy to just pick those two up. thanks for the responses.

i'm a bit confused by the x brace and not commenting deal. guess it's an inside joke.
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Old 04-20-2009, 10:38 PM   #6
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no inside joke that im in on.

I like their products
I support them
I recommended a product to someone who was asking about an x brace.
how is that a touchy subject?
Good to hear that you picked up a brace and are already thinking about aftermarket sway bars.

I recommend adding a reinforcement plate to the rear sway bar mounts on the trailing arm its tends to be a weak link when modifying to bigger sway bars.
turner motor sports makes new tabs that you can weld on. Or have someone else weld them on for you.

what turner motorsport's sends you


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I also recommend bigger mounts for the bushings and spherical adjustable threaded rods for the front and rear sway bars.



here is where you can get the adjustable end links
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