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Old 08-11-2019, 12:04 PM   #1
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M3 or non-M end links for M3 sway bar retrofit?

I installed an M3 front sway bar (26mm) into my 2001 330Ci based on forum posts saying it is a direct swap. No, the M3 bar ends are a little longer (extend further towards the rear of the car) which puts the end link ball joint in a very awkward position. To try to remedy this, I will install adjustable end links which can twist/rotate (looking at Godspeed end links).

There are choices for M3 vs. non M end links (for both adjustable aftermarket end links and OEM links). So what is the big difference between M3 and non-M links that aftermarket manufacturers would bother to make 2 different versions??
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Old 08-12-2019, 11:33 AM   #2
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From a quick search, it seems most aftermarket end links are compatible between non M and M cars. Also, the Godspeed links have the same min/max lengths so there might not be a difference at all. Perhaps contact them and see.

I installed a 26mm M bar on my non M and modified my Meyle HD links to be adjustable. They work fine.
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Old 08-12-2019, 11:37 AM   #3
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e36 M3 stock endlinks work nicely for this application.
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Old 08-12-2019, 03:20 PM   #4
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Edit- After more research, it appears M3 and non-M3 end links are exactly the same. My mistake.

Can you elaborate on the E36 M3 End Links for this application??? Thank you
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Old 08-12-2019, 09:14 PM   #5
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I put an M3 26mm bar in my 2002 325iT and the e36 M3 links appear to be a bit beefier than stock non-M end links, and a bit shorter, so they fit nicely.
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