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Old 09-06-2012, 11:17 AM
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Looking for a used Eibach front sway bar

I already have the rear Eibach upgrade sway bar. Now I'm looking for the front. However, Eibach no longer markets them in the US, and none of the resellers have any left in stock (they all drop ship directly from Eibach US anyway).

Talked to a reseller yesterday, who also then talked with Eibach US; The Eibach rep was saying that the reason the front sway bar is no longer sold is because there were some fitment issues. This is the first I've heard of this. From what I was getting, the story didn't sound absolute. More like a "we heard this was happening".

So what I'm looking for at this point is to buy a used one, where the owner actually successfully installed it, and there were no rubbing issues, etc.. but then simply decided it was too stiff for their tastes and now wants to sell it to another Forum member.

But, then again.. if any of you can confirm that there are indeed fitment issues for the front Eibach sway bar, maybe its not doable after all ??

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Old 09-06-2012, 11:48 AM
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But, then again.. if any of you can confirm that there are indeed fitment issues for the front Eibach sway bar, maybe its not doable after all ??

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Had the same bar switched from my 3.0 to my current 4.8is. No troubles on either.
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Guys, when you installed your rear bigger sway bar, did you feel a noticable improvement to reduce understeer in favor of a slight oversteer?
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Old 09-06-2012, 04:30 PM
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Guys, when you installed your rear bigger sway bar, did you feel a noticable improvement to reduce understeer in favor of a slight oversteer?
That's the way it worked on my E39. I did the rear first and drove it that way for ab a year. After I did the M5 front, I adjusted the rear Dinan bar from middle to most aggressive. It was VERY clear- even with slightly larger rear tires that oversteer was just a right foot press away.

Kind of hard to say in the E53 bc I did both front and rear at the same time. Also, the 315's on the rear pretty much take out the oversteer. XDrive plays a part as well. It's not as quick as physics, but it will catch a good oversteer.

On a top heavy car like the E53- *especially* the facelifts with those huge, heavy sunroofs- the thing I noticed is reduced body roll/sway. I had an early production '04 with a small sunroof and now have a late production with the larger one. BMW did performance no favors with the larger sunroofs.
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Old 09-06-2012, 05:50 PM
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Guys, when you installed your rear bigger sway bar, did you feel a noticable improvement to reduce understeer in favor of a slight oversteer?
I only have the stiffer rear bar at this time. IMO there is only slightly less understeer. Not a big difference. Turn in is a little better now (nice). And of course, body roll is reduced. Also a pleasant surprise is that the rear end does not give a harsher ride due to the bar. I can tell just a little increase in hits to bumps, but it is slight. THen again, I have those fairly squishy Pirelli tires on there.

So overall, the rear bar is mostly a win / win for both performance, and not ruining the ride qual.
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:52 AM
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You can buy the new ones (front or rear) in Europe, without problems. Let me know if you need help. Do you still have the old rear bar from your X5? If so, did you remove a 22 or 23.5 mm bar (the Eibach is 26 mm)?
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:13 PM
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You can buy the new ones (front or rear) in Europe, without problems. Let me know if you need help. Do you still have the old rear bar from your X5? If so, did you remove a 22 or 23.5 mm bar (the Eibach is 26 mm)?
I would think the order from Europe to Oregon, US would be pretty expensive shipping due to the weight and odd size of the package.

I can't remember the size removed. Its the stock bar.

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I have one. It's in use at the moment. How much you wanna pay?
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Epdarks, are you offering an Eibach front bar for Turnaround or a factory 23.5 mm rear bar for Gregory891 (myself)?
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Old 10-02-2012, 03:39 PM
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I have both front and rear Eibach sway bars. If someone wanted to trade me for both factory bars + cash, I would consider it.
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