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Old 04-20-2006, 09:52 PM   #1
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FYI: M3 sways fit non-M cars perfectly!

So I bought some used OEM e46 M3 sways for $40 shipped and I mechanic installed them in 10 minutes flat. The end result is I couldn't have been happier. Cornering is much more crisp and reduced amount of body roll. Now I'm on OEM sport suspension, so with a drop and new tires I will be giving my passengers whiplash all day
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Old 04-20-2006, 09:54 PM   #2
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hmmm...I like this news...this is pleasing me!
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Old 04-20-2006, 09:58 PM   #3
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Yes, It is a mod that I think all fanatics should consider. BTW, I might have some front sport sways for sale soon...key word is MIGHT though and they will be cheap.
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Old 04-20-2006, 10:42 PM   #4
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thanks for the info
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Do you guys know if there is any difference in fitment between the sedan and a coupe?
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Old 04-20-2006, 10:54 PM   #6
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This is a suprise!!!! I never thought to try this. I know the upper wishbones are the same from M-nonM but still suprised. I would be curious to know if this will clear the diff and exhaust once it has been lowered. I would love to see pics of the rear.
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Old 04-20-2006, 11:00 PM   #7
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I'll see if I can snap some pics of the rear but as for the coupe to sedan...Yes it will fit. I'm almost certain b/c my old e46 328i didn't have sp and I bought the full suspension from a 330ci sport suspension.

BTW, I also have m3 OEM bushings installed.
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Old 04-20-2006, 11:01 PM   #8
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i tried pm'ing you but your inbox was full....so what all was needed? did you use M3 endlinks or stock endlinks? let me know. thanks.
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Sorry, I'll clear my PM box, but yes, the sways came with m3 endlinks and m3 bushings. It was a clean swap with no adjustment at all.
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beautiful. thanks so much.
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sanman what up bro, this is good news i might have to do this. thanks for the info.
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Hell yeah Jeremy, I think I may have found another set of OEM e46 m3 sways for the same price. I'll check and see what I can do
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awesome about the coupe/sedan thing...I am wondering tho, how much of a difference are the M3 sways to an aftermarket product?
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How would M3 sways compre to sways such as UUC's.
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just check the diameter.... that's how they would compare.
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well yeah they would fit. coupes anyways. they have the same width.

i doubt they would fit sedans though.
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did you install front and rear?
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I installed the fronts and the rears are on the way. Even with the fronts, there is a noticable difference.
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The fronts will fit a sedan; the rear will not.
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The fronts will fit a sedan; the rear will not.
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