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Old 05-18-2009, 02:03 AM   #1
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TMS Sways..got a few Q's

Anyone have the Turner Motorsport E46 Sway Bar Set? How are they? I was looking into getting these or the H&R Sways, the only difference between the two is TMS costs like $130 less(which means $$ for swaybar end links)...but i dont want to sacrifice quality for being cheap. My only reasoning is that the hr and tms have practically the same size bars, and description. Can anyone help please.
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Old 05-18-2009, 02:19 AM   #2
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That's because they are the same. Turner ones are just rebranded/repainted H&R swaybars.
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Old 05-18-2009, 01:18 PM   #3
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Yup. What he said.
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Old 05-18-2009, 02:14 PM   #4
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That's because they are the same. Turner ones are just rebranded/repainted H&R swaybars.
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Old 05-18-2009, 02:59 PM   #5
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same thing different name.
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Old 05-18-2009, 03:00 PM   #6
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I concur.
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Old 05-19-2009, 08:08 AM   #7
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sounds like TMS got my vote...but i just dont understand how they have a much lower price than then H&R site...but what ever....im on my way to they highways of sways....as for sway bar endlinks, do i need front and rear, or just front?
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Old 05-19-2009, 12:00 PM   #8
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You need front and rear to balance the car - in my experience you should go with full stiff setting - but try different settings to find the one the suits you!
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Old 05-19-2009, 12:10 PM   #9
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You need front and rear to balance the car - in my experience you should go with full stiff setting - but try different settings to find the one the suits you!
He's talking about the "endlinks." Not the bar itself.

OP, I ran stock sway bar links and they worked fine for me. Some lowered cars have problems with the ball joint popping out. So unless you have a slammed car, you should be ok using the stock end links with the TMS bars on both the front and the rear.

I used to run full stiff in the front and middle setting in the rear w/ 255/35/18's all around. You need to determine which setting to go with.
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Old 05-19-2009, 10:43 PM   #10
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well i have bilstein sports on hr race springs so i want to play it safe....i will en up getting the front and rear swaybar links...
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I'm having my TMS sways put in next week using stock front and rear links since i have stock suspension on my 330i. its crazy how a Strut Bar really tighten up my front end and I'm hoping these sways really makes a difference

once they are installed are the sways easy to adjust or is it pretty annoying everything u want to change the stiffness
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Old 06-02-2009, 09:33 AM   #12
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I'm having my TMS sways put in next week using stock front and rear links since i have stock suspension on my 330i. its crazy how a Strut Bar really tighten up my front end and I'm hoping these sways really makes a difference

once they are installed are the sways easy to adjust or is it pretty annoying everything u want to change the stiffness
The difference between a strut bar and sway bar in terms of stiffness is day and night. If you really felt a difference when you put in a strut bar, wait until sways!

Pretty easy to adjust, one bolt each side, make sure you have 2 (not 1) 16mm crescent wrenches for the job.
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I concur.

TMS at Bimmerfest 08 told me in person that they are the same bars as H&R
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Would you guys recommend the TMS sways as oppose to the UUC?
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TMS at Bimmerfest 08 told me in person that they are the same bars as H&R
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Would you guys recommend the TMS sways as oppose to the UUC?
On an otherwise stock car, yes. TMS front/rear stiffness ratio is similar to stock, preserving balance.
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My car isn't stock but it isn't slam to the ground either. I'm trying to find sways to match up with my KW2s. I need something that is stiff and gives me the control I've been looking for.
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Get Hotchkis, Or H&R. Dont get UUC they make noise and squeke.
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Get Hotchkis, Or H&R. Dont get UUC they make noise and squeke.
Hmm, but like the above post states, isn't it cheaper just to get the TMS since they are just rebranded H&R?
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Old 06-02-2009, 06:27 PM   #19
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Old 06-02-2009, 09:35 PM   #20
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H&R and Turner Motorsport bars used to cost the same. But I guess business was doing so well for H&R that they just increased their pricing instead of increasing production numbers.
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