View Full Version : front sway bar mounting
06-19-2012, 07:47 AM
the swaybar mount on the passenger side of my 328 is gone is there a bracket kit that can be bought so i can have it welded in
to be more specific im talking about the part of the sway bar that mounts to the frame not to the suspension
I welded new ones in when my motor was out. Would be much more difficult with it in to grind out the spot welds.
06-20-2012, 10:13 AM
I have had both of mine replaced, the last one the fellow used some C channel over the existing mount after grinding it down and drilled new holes to mount the bracket to. Both were welded in without the removal of the engine.
06-20-2012, 09:18 PM
any idea where i can get it done and how much did it run you
06-20-2012, 09:20 PM
I had it done on my old e36 as well, motor in too. I had a local body shop do it that does work for the garage, it was 5 years ago now but they charged me like $200 or something.
06-21-2012, 06:30 PM
wierd, i did my bushings, mine are in mint shape
06-21-2012, 11:06 PM
dealer sells them cheap
^+1. I got mine from Maranello for cheaper than most people wanted for cut-offs from a scrap car. It's a pain to do it right with the motor in, the guys that did my car before I got it did a mickey mouse job. Rabbit shit welds and left half the old bracket on the frame rail. I had to carefully cut it off properly, remove the spot welds, and giver a nice bead all the way around on the engine side ONLY which is how the factory does it. Then you hit the wheel well side with a bead of seam sealer or silicone to keep the salt spray from entering and sitting inside the pocket, which causes the rust.
Yes, I'm OCD with structural parts.
06-24-2012, 07:46 AM
i got it done at a body shop when i went to the dealer the guy at the parts counter had no idea what i was talking about he said they dont have anything like that but its all done now
06-26-2012, 11:24 PM
Not terribly difficult to do, you will need BMW P/N 41 11 8 151 121 Left or 41 11 8 151 122 Right.
06-28-2012, 12:08 PM
Had mine done about a year and a half ago. Only the drivers side needed doing (got ripped off after a hard turn) and it was rusted to bits. Passenger side is original and looks mint. I think it has to do with where the frame drains rainwater. Sometimes it can get clogged and water just sits in the mount.
Part cost me something like $15 and labour was around $130 at a body shop.
07-18-2012, 11:01 AM
Do these prices include people removing your end links and disassembling everything? Or did you drive the car into the shop with the sway bar unmounted from the car already?
I have a rusted driver's side mount but I've not gotten around to it since the quotes I'm getting are something like 250 for labour and 75 for the part.
07-18-2012, 02:46 PM
Yes, these prices would include disassembly and refitting.
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