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Old 10-17-2006, 04:25 PM   #1
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Default TI front & rear Sway bars

Got any recommendation for a proper setup?
trying to get a set from H&R and Eibach with no luck - it is out of stock.

out of desperation i'm Thinking of going with the Ti Mtech sway bars.

will z3 sway bars fit?

Thanks!
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Old 10-17-2006, 04:59 PM   #2
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Swapping to M-tech sways is the cheapest way to go. That's what I did, got them used on Ebay.

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Got any recommendation for a proper setup?
trying to get a set from H&R and Eibach with no luck - it is out of stock.

out of desperation i'm Thinking of going with the Ti Mtech sway bars.

will z3 sway bars fit?

Thanks!
Ran
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How stiff do you need them? Are you tracking the car? The m-tec (sport) sways are still REALLY soft for track use. I swapped them in and I need to get some stiffer ones now that I'm running r-compound tires.
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Do your M-tech sways have urethane bushings? Mine do, not sure if that was added by the previous owner or not.

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How stiff do you need them? Are you tracking the car? The m-tec (sport) sways are still REALLY soft for track use. I swapped them in and I need to get some stiffer ones now that I'm running r-compound tires.
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How stiff do you need them? Are you tracking the car? The m-tec (sport) sways are still REALLY soft for track use. I swapped them in and I need to get some stiffer ones now that I'm running r-compound tires.
as stiff as possible
i'm not racing the car, but handling is at 1st priority.

my current setup:
M43B16
Bilstein B8 with 30mm eibach lowering springs.
225/45R17 Falken Azenis sport RT-215

I'm thinking of going with the front M-tech sway (26mm) and rear MZ3 (19mm) - what do you think? anyone experienced this setup?

till now, my search for an aftermarket sway bars kit ended without luck

All the best,
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Old 10-17-2006, 06:44 PM   #6
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as stiff as possible
i'm not racing the car, but handling is at 1st priority.

my current setup:
M43B18 engine with garrett GT25RS turbocharged@11psi
Bilstein B8 with 30mm eibach lowering springs.
225/45R17 Falken Azenis sport RT-215

I'm thinking of going with the front M-tech sway (26mm) and rear MZ3 (19mm) - what do you think? anyone experienced this setup?

till now, my search for an aftermarket sway bars kit ended without luck

All the best,
Ran
Check Turner Motorsports for HR sway bars.

L8 - I don't have urethane bushings, I have stock rubber ones. Those urethane bushings on your bars are after market.
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Check Turner Motorsports for HR sway bars.
checked. they dont have them on stock.
Does a front sway bar from a normal e36 fit a TI?
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f so, i can buy a front E36 H&R sway (28mm) and put the MZ3 on the rear (19mm)
sounds like a nice setup.
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See my post in this thread.

http://www.318ti.org/forum/showthread.php?p=92334
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M43? Is that the european TI motor? I thought that was out around 1993 or something.
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M43? Is that the european TI motor? I thought that was out around 1993 or something.
It sure is the european TI motor - known as bmw "compact"
introduced at 1991 in 2 variation.
M43B16 - 1.6cc 102HP
M43B18 - 1.8cc 115HP - was also used in the euro specs Z3 1.8
all of the M43 engines are 8 valves. they have lower compression ratio than the 1.8 16v engine - therefore they are much more suitable for a turbo project.

there is another M43 engine known as M43B19 which was introduced in 1999 and was used in the E46/E46 compact.
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Old 10-18-2006, 01:14 PM   #11
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Got any recommendation for a proper setup?
trying to get a set from H&R and Eibach with no luck - it is out of stock.

out of desperation i'm Thinking of going with the Ti Mtech sway bars.

will z3 sway bars fit?

Thanks!
Ran
Have you considered AC-Schnitzer? My 323ti was originally delivered with the M-tech setup. I found the M-Tech setup too soft, and swapped it with AC-Schnitzer adjustable sway bars togehtehr with H&R sport springs and Bilstein shocks. I am very pleased with this setup.
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Try the racing dynamics sway bars.
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Old 11-08-2006, 06:40 PM   #13
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Default H&R

Finaly went with H&R. (found one kit in Germany)
I picked it up from the postoffice This morning.
Front - 28
Rear - 19
comes with a VERY well constructed black poly bushing.

Installation gonna take place this weekend
i'll post my impression as soon as i'll have one

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Old 11-08-2006, 11:07 PM   #14
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Post the part numbers too!

I'm shopping for my next project...

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Old 11-09-2006, 01:50 AM   #15
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the kit part# is 33973-1

http://cgi.ebay.de/H-R-Sport-Stabili...QQcmdZViewItem
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