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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
Total Produced: 71,212 - Years Produced: 1992 to 1999


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Old Sun, Jun-17-2018, 09:59:35 PM   #1
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Default Sway Bar Bushing for Larger Bar

Those that run larger front sway bar, what type of bushing do you use and does it fit the bracket?
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Default Re: Sway Bar Bushing for Larger Bar

When you buy a larger bar it comes with the bushing. That fits in the OEM bracket.

If the bar is special, like Hotchkis, it will come with both bushing and bracket.

There are not that many options for replacement bushings. Start by telling us what you are trying to fit.
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Default Re: Sway Bar Bushing for Larger Bar

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When you buy a larger bar it comes with the bushing. That fits in the OEM bracket.

If the bar is special, like Hotchkis, it will come with both bushing and bracket.

There are not that many options for replacement bushings. Start by telling us what you are trying to fit.
Okay, I bought the BMW 26mm sway bar that comes with the 318ti and was wondering whether I could use the bushings for that car with my bracket. Alternatively, I have been looking at this from ECS if it also fits my bracket...their description seems to indicate it would...I will call them.

https://www.ecstuning.com/b-superpro...pf034026k~spr/

Also, I had bought AKG's adjustable end links; however, to get the end of the sway bar parallel to the ground/road, I would need to cut the end links as it would be too long.
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Default Re: Sway Bar Bushing for Larger Bar

Stick to OEM rubber.

Are you trying to make it parallel up in the air? It needs to be under resting full load to be made parallel (car on the ground).
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Stick to OEM rubber.

Are you trying to make it parallel up in the air? It needs to be under resting full load to be made parallel (car on the ground).
OEM rubber it will be then...just ordered from ECS #31351140188...I had bought a pair of ramps just for the install.
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