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Re: 95 540i with 19-inch Hartge Wheels (pics) (archive)

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Posted by Mel S. on October 24, 2000 at 00:39:50:

In Reply to: Re: 95 540i with 19-inch Hartge Wheels (pics) posted by ernie on October 23, 2000 at 20:00:35:

It is hard to notice a specific difference...but with 19-inch wheels their is likely some additional stress on the towers. The guys at the tire shop tied a steel wire between towers and pulled it extra taunt. We drove around without the strut bar and after 5 minutes the wire snapped, implying some sort of stress. The strut bar can only help the situation....

The RD strut bar was $275 and Dinan was $500...I believe they are both reputable outfits and went with the 50% less priced item....

Did you notice any improvement or difference to your handling with the Strut bar?
I was looking to add this but was told froma dealer that there would be no noticeable diff. in the handling.
Please advise -
also - what made you choose Racing dynamics as the product - I have been looking for the Dinan strut bar.

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