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      05-20-2013, 01:04 AM   #1
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Sway bars without any other suspension upgrades

My biggest disappointment with my e92 (335i coupe with sport package) thus far is the suspension. This car has more body roll in the corners then any other BMW I've ever driven. It also "feels" so high in the air compared to my past 3 series cars.

However, I must be getting older because I do kinda like the fact that the suspension is fairly forgiving over bumps.

I'd love to make the car feel lower, but I know this would mean stiffer suspension and at least a 1 inch drop. I'm not sure I want stiffer suspension, and even though I want the car to feel lower, I don't know that I actually want the car to REALLY be lower because owning a lowered car is a pain in the ass.

Right now I'm thinking of JUST adding sway bars to reduce body roll and stiffen things up things a tad when I lay into a corner. Is this advisable if I don't plan to change the springs and shocks?

Anyone else feel like the 3 series in stock form rolls too much in the corners?
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      05-20-2013, 01:14 AM   #2
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Have you thought about upgrading the shocks as well?
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      05-20-2013, 01:52 AM   #3
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Totally agree. It rolls like a 90 Ford Taurus.
E93 335i Alpine White, 19" Works, PSS, M3 arms, M3 bushings,M3 E93 FSB/E92 RSB, powerflex rear diff bush.
AST 5100 with M3 rear camber arms. GC street plates.

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