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      09-10-2009, 05:49 AM   #1
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M3 sway installed (BIG PROBLEM). Calling experts pls

So, after reading here that swapping the M3 sways was a direct fit to our car I took the plunge and did it......and now I regret it.

Right after installation I heard clunking sounds over bumps; got the day after to service for check and the result was close to half disaster.
The rear sway interfere with upper part of body plus in both the inner par of the rims!

So now I would like to ask those who successfully did the swap the following:

1. did you also installed the M3 Stabilizer Support/link N. 33556764428? or did you stick to the original one? I did not change it as the serial number is the same of the one for the 335 per realoem.
2. Assuming then the two Stabilizer Support sharing the same serial number have absolutely the same length anyone got idea of what is causing interference?
3. Can anyone post detailed pictures of the rear sway installed (especially the path)?
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      09-10-2009, 02:39 PM   #2
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You may want to post this in the M3 forum. You will get an answer there before you will here. Sorry to hear about your issue though.
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Take it to a shop that has installed sway on 335. There is a DIY on here to install rear sway, you may want to check it and to see if it was installed correctly. Boy installing the rear sway is tough!
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The M3 sways ARE a direct fit and everything should be perfect!
I have them installed on my car and there have been no noises period.

I have a feeling that you put the sways on backwards.
My friend did this with the rear. It fit and everything but the car sat really high. He looked under another 3 series and realized that he installed the rear bar backwards.
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Just asked buddy and said possibly the nuts for sways are loose
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+1 for backwards. Did that in my altima and had noises whenever going over bumps.
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little update.....BMW service confirmed that the previous installation (done by a "professional pro") was upside down.....no comment on this fellow idiot.
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little update.....BMW service confirmed that the previous installation (done by a "professional pro") was upside down.....no comment on this fellow idiot.
Yep. Thought so.
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