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      05-03-2006, 02:02 PM   #67
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I just installed list night. Took all of 10-15 mins and is a GREAT addition to cornering. Yes, its in addition to the firewall braces, but IMO, these little corner pieces don't do too much by themselves. Its the easiest install in the world. No, you don't have to jack your car up! And no, there's no downside to this - at all.
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      05-03-2006, 02:35 PM   #68
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I just installed list night. Took all of 10-15 mins and is a GREAT addition to cornering. Yes, its in addition to the firewall braces, but IMO, these little corner pieces don't do too much by themselves. Its the easiest install in the world. No, you don't have to jack your car up! And no, there's no downside to this - at all.

why does ur profile still say "06 330i (coming soon)" ?? You must change it and become an official E90 owner.
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      05-03-2006, 05:01 PM   #69
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why does ur profile still say "06 330i (coming soon)" ?? You must change it and become an official E90 owner.
Oh Yeah!! I just updated. Thanks.
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      05-04-2006, 01:47 PM   #70
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hey question... so which bar should i go? strut or sway?
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      05-04-2006, 06:20 PM   #71
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sway. don't waste your money on strut.
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      05-08-2006, 08:29 AM   #72
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oh yeah? how many times a week you drive at 100+ mph?
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      05-08-2006, 11:21 AM   #73
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haha... gotta go gas conservative these days. 65mph
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      06-04-2006, 01:17 AM   #74
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If u put ur weight down on the center of the strut bar you feel it really flex, shouldn't it be rock solid to actually give you the rigidity required to corner better?
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If u put ur weight down on the center of the strut bar you feel it really flex, shouldn't it be rock solid to actually give you the rigidity required to corner better?

nope, it's not designed to resist loads in that plane.
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      06-04-2006, 12:52 PM   #76
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Thanks, didn't know that. What plane is it designed to resist for then?

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nope, it's not designed to resist loads in that plane.
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Thanks, didn't know that. What plane is it designed to resist for then?
it works in both tension and compression between the towers.

it's a relatively long piece so it'll be weak in bending (i.e. you pushing down on the middle of it)
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ward, do you think its worth the investment?
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I think a strut bar would be about the last suspension mod to make, after you'd already done swaybars and springs

strut bars can actually cause damage if you're in an accident where somebody hits your side (the other side can get damaged from the stress bar)

If you're looking to improve handling a stressbar would help the least behind sways, springs, better tires.....

if you're going hardcore and heading to the track or autoX all the time and running race rubber a stressbar will help prevent chassis fatigue over time, for most of us that's not an issue.
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14mm extension didn't work for me, I had to use 15mm. Is this ok?
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where can buy?
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I definitely need this to go with my PSS9 as it seems I am getting some uncomfort up down reasonic motions when go in straight with curvely road surface? Any further advice?
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Just got my H&R sway bars in today
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can same bar be used for e92? I still haven't seen any comment that there is a significant improvement after installing it...folks please share your experience so far...
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can same bar be used for e92? I still haven't seen any comment that there is a significant improvement after installing it...folks please share your experience so far...
no!

check out this thread:
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...ight=strut+bar
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Strut bars firm up the chassis. Sway bars reduce roll.
Can you fit both of them at the same time or not? do they fit at the same place? Which one makes more difference if only one is needed? cause i am thinking of getting one first and see how it feels
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