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Old 08-29-2009, 07:58 PM
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Eibach Sway Bars Installed!

Greetings! So I finally got around to installing my front & rear sway bars!

Installation was pretty straight forward... For the front you have to lower the subframe (tried without but no go) Re & Re the sway links. I also went and got new nuts as I wasn't sure if they are lock nuts. Greased the new bushings, tightened and torqued to spec. Rear was a breeze, 10 min! Remove nuts, slide out towards the side, Re new bar same way, bushings and torque to spec.

Outcome... WWWOWWW !!! As I pulled out of the garage you can feel the steering, it was so effortless! So nimble! Highway changing lanes, a breeze! You can change lanes with your pinky lol I cant explain it. I love driving it! I wanted to do this first only to see the diff. over stock, otherwise with the springs it would have been harder to point out the performance.

I would recommend this to anyone even if you plan to keep your X5 in stock form. It eliminates ssooo much of the stock roll, I would think of this as another safety feature rather then performance! You know what I mean. Well there you have it! Very simple & as always... The X now puts a bigger smile on my face On to the springs, strut bar and camber plates!

Bottom line: Another satisfied customer!!!
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Old 08-29-2009, 08:28 PM
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sweet. getting those as soon as i get some extra cash.
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Old 08-29-2009, 09:23 PM
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Oh great, more stuff for me to buy for my X. Glad to hear the results are good.
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Nice! Hope to do mine soon.
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Old 09-01-2009, 04:39 PM
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And whats the point of installing these sway bars?
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Old 09-01-2009, 05:36 PM
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Sway bars can dramatically effect handling by reducing body-roll which reduces weight transfer and tire camber change. Most cars are equipped with a sway bar at both ends. The ends of the car are connected to the lower suspension members while the center of the bar is connected to the chassis through bushings. During cornering, the outer suspension compresses while the inner extends. The ends of the car move in opposite directions and the bar twists. The stiffness of the bar acts against the suspension and opposes its movement, reducing body-roll. Increasing the diameter of a sway bar will increase its stiffness, which in turn increases the roll stiffness of that particular axle.
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Old 09-01-2009, 05:52 PM
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where did u get the sway bars?? i want to grab a pair of those tooo!
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Do you need to get a tire alginment done after the install?
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Do you need to get a tire alginment done after the install?
No.
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