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Old 02-23-2011, 10:40 AM   #1
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Should I get a front sway bar for autocross

I was wondering what people think about upgrading the front sway bar in the E46 M3 for the stock class of autocross. I have heard mixed opinions, some say its faster with stock bar. There are not many options in the stock class so wondered if it is a good investment of just a waste of money.
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Old 03-16-2011, 08:20 AM   #2
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Don't think front sway will make that much of a difference. Increasing the front roll stiffness relative to the rear will increase understeer which seems counterproductive.
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Old 03-16-2011, 08:29 AM   #3
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i can tell you in my m3 i put in her the uuc

barbarian sway bar and i would say my car handles 50 % better than stock....
it corners very well and if you put in your car the rear cross brace(acs cross brace) my ride handles like it was on rails..... but for the money for handling the after market sway bars are worth it big time..
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