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Larger Sway bars and other stuff (archive)

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Posted by Ryan on April 04, 1999 at 09:15:45:

In Reply to: Re: New springs, shocks for 98' 2.8 -correction posted by SteveG on April 03, 1999 at 20:24:31:

Steve I did the same upgrade about a year ago fantastic results. M's and others are no problem in the corners! Most tracks in America are bumpy so using a stiffer sway bar can make the Z3 rear suspension jumpy when hiting a bump in the corner. Springs and shocks are the way to go if the cost is not objectional. In replace of a larger sway bar you can install stiffer bushings for even more direct steering and handling. In my case I had a more radical alignment away from factory specs to give me the handling I wanted. This was done by a pro race team so I don't have the detail except that they had to add some parts.

For the track under advice of the pros I keep all shocks at their softest setting.

I know alot of you will dissagree with my comments on sway bars. Please read Carrol Smiths series of books, Prepare to Win, Engineer to Win, Drive to Win, ... Also I have seen one Z3 with stiff sway bars was throwen into a wall by a bump at a turn.

97 Z3 2.8 now with Turbo
spring shock performance alignment
M euro brakes
custom roll bar with harness
Yoko A032r 17" 235 40

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