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      02-20-2013, 02:28 PM   #23
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with B8 bilstein's, correct? what is the part number for the Eibach's you put on?
I'd like to know as well, about to place an order for the Bilsteins. And just an FYI for those with 335xi, here are the Bilstein part numbers:

Front Left: 35-142478
Front Right: 35-142485
Rears (same): 24-120425

Where do you get the M3 rear sways & the bushing? Did you change out the end links too?
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      02-20-2013, 02:38 PM   #24
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I'd like to know as well, about to place an order for the Bilsteins. And just an FYI for those with 335xi, here are the Bilstein part numbers:

Front Left: 35-142478
Front Right: 35-142485
Rears (same): 24-120425

Where do you get the M3 rear sways & the bushing? Did you change out the end links too?
I did some reading on the forum and looks like people are getting the Eibach kit for the 335i, but it doesn't have "rake" (no idea what that is). Part number is 2092.140
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I did some reading on the forum and looks like people are getting the Eibach kit for the 335i, but it doesn't have "rake" (no idea what that is). Part number is 2092.140
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I'm guessing the "rake" is the look? I looked at dozens of pictures and really can't decide if I see that at all. Rake means the front is lifted?
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I'm guessing the "rake" is the look? I looked at dozens of pictures and really can't decide if I see that at all. Rake means the front is lifted?
Rake refers to a slope in ride height from front to back or back to front. I have always seen it refer to back higher than front (raked) but for some reason the fact that the OEM suspension on the Xi seems to have a higher front than back got called "rake" here on this forum. So people want to get rid of it because it looks odd esp when compared to non Xi. Eibachs drop the front a bit more than the rear so it just looks normal, no more Xi "rake".
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Front Sway Bar

I have the Bilstein Sport Shocks, HR Sport Springs, and the M3 rear sway bar. I'm thinking of adding the front sway bar but want to know what the benefits will be.
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I have the Bilstein Sport Shocks, HR Sport Springs, and the M3 rear sway bar. I'm thinking of adding the front sway bar but want to know what the benefits will be.
None.. It's not much stiffer and won't fit an xi
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If you want a sway bar for the front, UUC makes one specific for the xi. Make sure that it gets lived properly when installed and every 25k or so. It will rattle and squeak and drive you crazy if you do not lube it.
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None.. It's not much stiffer and won't fit an xi
I thought the M3 sway bar fits an xi?

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=251639

In any case I decided to go with Bilstein + Eibach instead of KW V1 and will report back when done.
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If you want a sway bar for the front, UUC makes one specific for the xi. Make sure that it gets lived properly when installed and every 25k or so. It will rattle and squeak and drive you crazy if you do not lube it.
Thanks for your advice! I ordered the UUC front sway bar and it should be here tomorrow. Hopefully it comes and is the right part, I've read a lot of bad reviews on this forum about them. However, since they are the only ones who make a front sway bar for the xi I had no choice.

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I thought the M3 sway bar fits an xi?

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=251639

In any case I decided to go with Bilstein + Eibach instead of KW V1 and will report back when done.
The rear M3 sway bar fits, not the front. I called Turner Motorsport before I ordered the UUC sway bar to confirm.
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I am currently running the H&R coilover kit with uuc front and rear sway bars. And im still not happy with the suspension. On 19" volk progressive mes with michelin pilots. Does anyone know why it is posted on the stick that the m3 bushing do not fit with the uuc sway bars?? Is this true?? what is the next step to a more firmer suspensions with less body roll. Will camber plates, or control arms help....any suggestions would be appreciated.
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I have KW V1's and still feel some body roll..I'll definitely be looking to upgrade sway bars and bushings. I also here a strut bar helps a ton a lot.
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Getting my KW V1's installed tomorrow!!! Will report back
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KW V1's installed... HOLY $#!7 this car is exactly where it needs to be... also replace my front end links... I think the eibachs did a number on them lol
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KW V1's installed... HOLY $#!7 this car is exactly where it needs to be... also replace my front end links... I think the eibachs did a number on them lol
Glad to hear. I was planning on this route too. How about you front sway bar, did you changed them?
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