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Posted by Bob ///M3 on October 07, 2000 at 18:57:22:

In Reply to: I've heard UUC's front sway's size is off.. posted by JT on October 07, 2000 at 14:11:08:

Go back and find that post and please re-read it. The writer of that post made a comment that you may want to check the diameter because if the swaybar diameter was 25.4mm instead of 26mm that with the formula for torsion it would be about 10% less in torsion strength. This is true!

Did this person actually say that the UUC swaybars are indeed a 25.4mm diameter instead of 26mm? Did he plant a seed they were not the "correct" size? On purpose? Did he say anything about what the results to handling would be if there are 25.4mm? Did you walk away thinking that the swaybars are indeed 25.4mm? And if so, are you shying away from buying them?

It's totally amazing how easy it is to start a rumor on this message board. It also totally amazes me how some people want to plant seeds and then let others take it as fact and downgrade products.

If you'll research this subject a little, you'll find that even "if" the swaybar is 25.4mm instead of 26mm (which I'm not saying it is) and that it's 10% less strong than a 26mm swaybar would be...the swaybar still represents an appropriate size for the M3 by decreasing body roll and making the car more neutral or into an oversteer setup! If the swaybars are both reduced by a 10% torsion strength factor they still far more than accomplish the purpose they are designed for. In fact better than many other brands of swaybars that use a completely different diameter in their bars which actually causes "less than" ideal handling.

Did the person that posted the comment about 25.4mm being 10% less torsion strength explain all this???

During a conversation about Michelin $%& tires, if I were to make a comment that they blow out easily, what would you think? Umm! Yep, I would's happened more than once and almost cost me my life twice!!! My statement could be a true statement! But what I DIDN'T say was that the tires always blow out easily (after I've worn them down to the steel belts)!!!!!!!

With some of the people on this message board it's best to ask a lot of questions!

Also, there was another post that a guy that signs with 325i in his name said he believed the UUC swaybars were a copy of the Eibach swaybars. Copy? Nobody questioned his comment! Maybe no one cared and that's fine too but my point is that there are far too many rumors and much misinformation flying around.

Best of luck with it all sorting it out...

Bob ///M3

that it is a tiny bit thinner than 26mm they claimed.

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