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Re: A word of caution, check those sways!!!! (archive)

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Posted by Rich M3 on October 04, 2000 at 12:34:23:

In Reply to: A word of caution, check those sways posted by Dan Wang on October 04, 2000 at 10:54:59:

A sway bar that actually measures 25.4 mm instead of 26 mm is just about exactly 10% softer. If you were told that you were getting a 26 mm bar, and got a one inch instead, just ask for 10% of your money back!
Double check to see that the sway bars are what they claim them to be.

I would double check the measurements of the bars.

The micrometer should read 26mm andn 24mm. Some people out there are reading smaller measurements for the front sway bar.

At least this is true for the non-tubular sways. I dont know about tubular sways.

Remember that even though UUC swaybars could be a couple 1/10ths of a mm off spec, it makes a HUGE difference. I don't have the formula handy, but dont let this fool you into believeing that it doesn't make a difference.


was curious what the popular setup is. I have a 95 M3 with bilstein sport shocks and h&r sport springs. I just ordered UUC's tubular sways and I'm curious how I should set them up. I've heard FULL stiff up front and softer in the rear, but how soft? And what kind of handling can I expect from this setup? I do some autocrossing on the weekends and this is a 2nd car for me. I tend to like neutral handling cars with a taste of oversteer at the limits. Any of you out there with some UUC sways have some input? The sizes are identical to the RD sways 26/24 fr/r Any input appreciated.

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