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    Hi,

    I have bought a set of Eibach Pro springs which i am having fitted to my 2000 330i saloon next week and i am also thinking of getting the Eibach anti roll bar kit to have fitted at the same time.

    Has anyone else used this kit? If so did you notice much improvement?

    I have read that it isnt always neccessary to upgrade both front and rear bars and that its mainly just the front that would make a difference with rear wheel drive cars, is this the case?

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    I had the roll bars fitted on my coupe and have recently transferred them onto the Touring.

    Do it, I know you will not be disappointed.

    If you're feeling even more daring then go for polyurethane bushes throughout at the same time and reep the benefits.


    I would list this mod at the top of my wish list
     
     

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    I've toyed with the idea of the Eibach roll bars, but you'd be better off buying a quality set of shocks (you don't mention whether or not you're swapping them)... My brother has just done the Eibach install in his car complete with a set of Koni FSD's all round. He's running standard (albeit Sport) roll bars with Powerflex polybushes, and although I've yet to sample the car (he lives in Holland) he says the cornering/roadholding is fantastic - as is the ride quality.

    Whilst the rear shock can be swapped out anytime without disturbing the springs, the front strut needs dismantling to get the new Eibach spring on there - personally I'd go fo 2 new shocks wile you're at it.

    The Eibach roll bar kit is over £300, and you're right, the front end does most of the work. If you do track days etc, still consider it. if not, I'd recommend polybushing the bars (an hour's work max) and leave it at that.

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    Thats very interesting thanks for your advice. I wasnt planning on changing the shocks at the same time i was just going to get the springs fitted with the OEM shocks.

    I might just get the poly bushes for the anti roll bars first then and see if it makes much difference. Does anyone know what the diameter is of the standard roll bars on a 2000 E46 330i SE?

    I will look into the shocks but looks like they will have to wait because they are very expensive. Deffo something id like to do in the near future though.

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    The fronts are 23mm, you'll be amazed at how much more robust the Powerflex bushes are compared to the standard spongy rubber ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy2bsure View Post
    The fronts are 23mm, you'll be amazed at how much more robust the Powerflex bushes are compared to the standard spongy rubber ones.
    Brendan do you know if the MtechII sport suspension have 23mm ARB's? (save me measuring it )
    RealOEM is showing 24.2mm, 23mm & 23.5mm anti roll bars for my vehicle.

    If I can find the right size the powerflex group buy sounds tempting
     
     

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    I'd give your dealer the last 7 digits of your chassis number & let him confirm - it looks like 23mm from the list on RealOEM, but the non-sport ones are 24 - how does that work?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy2bsure View Post
    I'd give your dealer the last 7 digits of your chassis number & let him confirm - it looks like 23mm from the list on RealOEM, but the non-sport ones are 24 - how does that work?!
    Yeh will do cheers, beyond me why the sport are listed as 1mm smaller

    thanks again

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    it looks like 23mm from the list on RealOEM,
    you were right Brendan they're 23mm
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    When replacing anti roll bars is it worth replacing the drop links at the same time? Can you get aftermarket droplinks to go with the uprated bars or does it not make any difference?

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    The only need for different drop links is when you completely slam the car, i.e. lower on coilovers by 50 - 60mm - you need shorter droplinks for this.
    I've personally not seen uprated droplinks per se.
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