E90Post
 


 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > E90 / E92 / E93 3-series Technical Forums > Suspension | Brakes | Chassis > Front Strut Bar/Brace Question



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      03-04-2012, 09:02 AM   #1
Manny_World
Colonel
 
Manny_World's Avatar
 
Drives: e92 335i, e34 525i & e60 530i
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: N Las Vegas

Posts: 2,328
iTrader: (12)

Garage List
2007 BMW 335i  [4.00]
2007 BMW 530i  [4.33]
1994 BMW 525i  [0.00]
Front Strut Bar/Brace Question

Quick question, I know that strut bars improved handling & chassis rigidity, but how about reducing body roll? I want to reduce body roll without dropping it and trying to explore more options besides a drop since I love the way it sits now. Thanks in advance.
__________________
Manny_World is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-04-2012, 10:15 AM   #2
pits200
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Drives: 09 335i X-Drive Black Sapphire
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Pittsburgh

Posts: 1,896
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Manny_World View Post
Quick question, I know that strut bars improved handling & chassis rigidity, but how about reducing body roll? I want to reduce body roll without dropping it and trying to explore more options besides a drop since I love the way it sits now. Thanks in advance.
Dropping the car isn't really the most determining factor to reducing body roll and better handling. You can get springs/shocks or coils and keep it almost the same height as your car now but with the high spring rates and shock build, the car would handle much better and still keep you at your current height depending on the setup you go with.

But honestly, strut bars don't do much, they are more of a last suspension mod component. I got those after my coils, sways and m3 parts.

You might want to look into some sways to give you a better illusion that your car is handling better when in essence it may not actually helping that much.

Last edited by pits200; 03-04-2012 at 05:18 PM.
pits200 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-04-2012, 02:22 PM   #3
HP Autosport
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor

 
Drives: F80 M3
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Santa Barbara, Brembo, GIAC, Koni, Ohlins, Performance Friction, Quaife, Stoptech, Vorshlag

Posts: 11,090
iTrader: (29)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Manny_World View Post
Quick question, I know that strut bars improved handling & chassis rigidity, but how about reducing body roll? I want to reduce body roll without dropping it and trying to explore more options besides a drop since I love the way it sits now. Thanks in advance.
The brace does nothing for body roll. That is the function of springs and anti roll bar.
HP Autosport is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:02 PM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST