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Old 09-28-2018, 12:51 PM
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Yea, most likely the sway bars will make a bigger change than the other reinforcement pieces/bars. Just sucks that it seems like it'd be next to impossible to find a set of sway bars from anybody. Even finding a used set will probably be hard, since most people would probably not go through the trouble of removing the bars before selling their X5s
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Yea, most likely the sway bars will make a bigger change than the other reinforcement pieces/bars. Just sucks that it seems like it'd be next to impossible to find a set of sway bars from anybody. Even finding a used set will probably be hard, since most people would probably not go through the trouble of removing the bars before selling their X5s
Heavier front and rear sway bars do make a notable improvement to turn in and body roll. However, bear in mind that that upgrading suspension components puts more stress on other stock components and reduces the benefit of the upgrade. Using the example of sway bars, I felt it was prudent to add the strut tower brace and camber plates with the sway bars.

E53s are already well into the age and number on the road that aftermarket offerings have been or will be soon discontinued. If there are mods you want to add at least purchase them as soon as you can. I see Dinan mods and Eibach sway bars offered for sale once in a while but less and less often.
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Heavier front and rear sway bars do make a notable improvement to turn in and body roll. However, bear in mind that that upgrading suspension components puts more stress on other stock components and reduces the benefit of the upgrade. Using the example of sway bars, I felt it was prudent to add the strut tower brace and camber plates with the sway bars.

E53s are already well into the age and number on the road that aftermarket offerings have been or will be soon discontinued. If there are mods you want to add at least purchase them as soon as you can. I see Dinan mods and Eibach sway bars offered for sale once in a while but less and less often.

I'll be content with just coilovers as well, which seems like still being offered. All of the other pieces like sway bars, etc, are just extras for me after that.



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Nice find. Still doesn't come up when I search ebay through my own browser, but possibly because it is an international item.
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I certainly would have coilovers if tracking but for the street I've alway felt they cost too much for the benefits, something else has always been a better value.
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I looked at these for a while and always came back to "it's a nearly 5000 lb sport utility that runs REALLY good for what it is... I really don't need these, it can't make that much of a difference".


Then I blew the seals out of the driver front strut... and replaced those with Bilstein B6s and H&R Springs, dropping the truck about 1.75" and really "firming" up the ride, I really enjoyed its new found footing.


And then I thought back to those damn eibach bars.... so I bought some, they're on their way here now!! Should have them middle of next week and I can't wait!!
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I looked at these for a while and always came back to "it's a nearly 5000 lb sport utility that runs REALLY good for what it is... I really don't need these, it can't make that much of a difference".


Then I blew the seals out of the driver front strut... and replaced those with Bilstein B6s and H&R Springs, dropping the truck about 1.75" and really "firming" up the ride, I really enjoyed its new found footing.


And then I thought back to those damn eibach bars.... so I bought some, they're on their way here now!! Should have them middle of next week and I can't wait!!

Nice! did you found them on international websites?
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I looked at these for a while and always came back to "it's a nearly 5000 lb sport utility that runs REALLY good for what it is... I really don't need these, it can't make that much of a difference".


Then I blew the seals out of the driver front strut... and replaced those with Bilstein B6s and H&R Springs, dropping the truck about 1.75" and really "firming" up the ride, I really enjoyed its new found footing.


And then I thought back to those damn eibach bars.... so I bought some, they're on their way here now!! Should have them middle of next week and I can't wait!!
You will find that Eibach bars will make a significant improvement to turn in and really flatten it out on cornering. X5 understeers. Sway bars will help a little but other mods are needed to do much about that. What wheels and tires do you have?
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Nice! did you found them on international websites?



I did, turnershop.com ended up having a set for the E53 and having just done the struts and coils, lowering the truck... I couldn't pass them up. I actually thought they may be fakes (yea, I know, paranoid, right....) at first but I did a bunch of research on turner and made some phone calls and, well, I snagged'em!
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You will find that Eibach bars will make a significant improvement to turn in and really flatten it out on cornering. X5 understeers. Sway bars will help a little but other mods are needed to do much about that. What wheels and tires do you have?

That's what I'm looking forward to the most is just flattening out the cornering a bit, taking the edge off the lean so to speak. I know she'll never be formula 1, but hey, I know I really enjoy "driving" mine every chance I get and with the struts, coils and bars.. I'm getting there. Now I just need to convince my wife that 20x10s with 275s on them is a good thing...


EDIT - stock setup - factory 18s with Conti DWS 06 Extreme Contacts




Wish me luck!


I think it was you actually who said they made a pretty significant difference?
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