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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
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Old Mon, Oct-23-2017, 09:31:16 PM   #1
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Default Dinan front sway bar question

Has Dinan ever made a 27mm front sway bar for the E36 3 series?

My understanding is that Dinan's 22.5mm front sway bar is slightly thinner than the stock 96-99 M3's. However, I've come across a couple of sale threads selling 27mm Dinan front sway bars.

Could anyone confirm this?

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Old Mon, Oct-23-2017, 09:41:31 PM   #2
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Default Re: Dinan front sway bar question

Yes, they sold them for 3-series non-M. I have had two (currently have one still). You can get a new set of bushings from BMW. They are off an E31 (I’ll post PN later).
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Default Re: Dinan front sway bar question

Thank you for your help, sir!

Does the non-M bar fit the M3?

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Yes, they sold them for 3-series non-M. I have had two (currently have one still). You can get a new set of bushings from BMW. They are off an E31 (Iíll post PN later).
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Default Re: Dinan front sway bar question

It does. If you want a better bar set buy the 30mm/24mm ST setup. It is IDENTICAL to the turner bars at a much cheaper price.
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Default Re: Dinan front sway bar question

I actually have Eibach sway bars on my E36 and was wondering if it's worth it to swap them out for another set.

I'll check out the ST bars.

Thanks again for your help!

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It does. If you want a better bar set buy the 30mm/24mm ST setup. It is IDENTICAL to the turner bars at a much cheaper price.
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It does. If you want a better bar set buy the 30mm/24mm ST setup. It is IDENTICAL to the turner bars at a much cheaper price.
I have these. Drives best full stiff on the front and soft in the back.
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Default Re: Dinan front sway bar question

That's good info to have, thanks.

Did the LTW get upgraded sway bars over the standard M3?
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Default Re: Dinan front sway bar question

Thanks for your feedback.

Great setup! Is your front sway bar the 22.5mm M version or 27mm non-M version? What are your other suspension components?

I think generally it's best to not tighten up the rear too much. I've also heard from many who prefer to keep the stock rear sway bar to reduce understeer.

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Default Re: Dinan front sway bar question

I don't have the Dinan bars, what I meant was I have the 30mm and 24mm setup from ST Suspensions that Braymond was talking about (in the post I quoted.) You could just keep the stock bar in the rear, fair point there. A heavy front bar helps a lot though IMO. The rest of my setup is KW Clubsport coliovers and a gaggle of purple and black Powerflex urethane.
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Drives best full stiff on the front and soft in the back.

Does that not cause a lot of understeer?
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