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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 Sat, Mar-11-2017, 01:23:52 PM   #1
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Default Rear sway bar endlink touching wishbone

Obviously, it's the aftermarket spring I've put in.

However, I have no idea what the stock one's uncompressed length is.

Can anyone care to give the details? Thinking of putting in 225mm (9 inch), with spring rate of 9kgf/mm (503lbs/in.)

I don't want to lower the rear too much but I would definitely not raise it.
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Default Re: Rear sway bar endlink touching wishbone

http://www.uucmotorwerks.com/html_te..._m3_spring.htm

Found the data for anyone wondering.
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Default Re: Rear sway bar endlink touching wishbone

So it turns out I had 6 inch 900 lbs/in lowering springs.

I tried 8 inch 18kgf/mm (1007 lbs/in)but it was impossible to put back RTAB after putting in the spring because the spring was so stiff it would not let me align.

I like the stiffness as it is, but I'm afraid if I make the springs longer, the same thing would happen.
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Default Re: Rear sway bar endlink touching wishbone

Have you considered adjustable end links?
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Default Re: Rear sway bar endlink touching wishbone

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Have you considered adjustable end links?
Yes I did, but I don't know how effective it would be given that my sway bars are already on the verge of touching drive shafts. Do you set it up so that sway bar goes above the drive shafts?
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Default Re: Rear sway bar endlink touching wishbone

The sway bar goes between the half-shaft and the lower control arm.

Adjustable end links should solve your problem, as long as your suspension components aren't bent or damaged. Can you post a pic of the interference?
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Default Re: Rear sway bar endlink touching wishbone

Why are you trying to install the RTAB after installing the spring? RTABs don't come out to remove the springs, only the shocks need to be unbolted.
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