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Dave535
01-19-2005, 10:08 PM
Im thinking about getting a bar for my 535i. just wondering about the pros and cons.

///Maluco
01-28-2005, 04:29 PM
Generally, most bars are 3-pce. This would mean that at the strut tower, you'll have a piece which will fit over to fasten the nuts to, and the cross bar will bolt to these end pieces. Well, you loose alot of rigidity by this as there is a pivoting point as apposed to a one piece design which will be extremely rigid, yet very difficult to install due to the tension now you'll create from fastening one side down, and trying to align and fasten the opposite end.
For functionality, a one piece design is best, but may not look as nice, and is more difficult to install.
For a little of both, you'll see more 3-pce. designs available, and they look nice.
The only problem is if you ever get into an accident, being hit from the side along the front...knock on wood....that impact will follow through to the other side, affecting both shock towers. This will be more expensive to repair as the shop will need to straighten both sides now.

Dave535
01-28-2005, 05:31 PM
ouch...well, thats something to think about. Thanks for your input!

Gamite
01-28-2005, 09:28 PM
consider sways? They will stiffen up handling. I haven't seen a nice tower bar for 535's yet.

Dave535
01-28-2005, 11:35 PM
^^something else to think about..thanks a lot!

punnzzells
02-02-2005, 11:35 AM
consider sways? They will stiffen up handling. I haven't seen a nice tower bar for 535's yet.


The guy who was at the bimmer cruize 04' who had the 3.0 turbo'ed CSL... he actually makes the bars...he did his car and the M6 that was beside him.. so he told me... the bars were VERY nice too...

but...


he gave me his card, but the # does not work..

mike.

Gamite
02-04-2005, 01:17 PM
LOL, well that's no good, now is it?