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Derrick
03-15-2005, 09:34 PM
Well i know its been awhile since i posted on here, but i am back.Went away to the states for a bit to see if i really wanted to move down there.But here is my question.Does anyone know of any mechanics who can install front and rear sway bars on 97 540i for a good price.I called Enginered Automotive in concord(AKA:DINAN) for a quote and when they told me the price i nearly had a minor heart attack.I know Clarence(QUACK) knows alot of people.Any suggestions would be greatly apprecaited.

Quack
03-16-2005, 08:36 AM
Hey Derrick what's up, since you are replacing the sway bars have you also looked into the sway bar brackets from beastpower http://www.beastpower.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?page=BMI/PROD/brackets/TC-BE39-RSBB
they are much thicker & won't likely to break,
I'll ask my friends if they can install them for you, I would do it for you but my shop has weird hours for working on personal cars



Clarence

Paul540/m3
03-16-2005, 10:06 AM
Derrick, long time no see! Here's what i know about sway bars lol. The front sway is a major PITA. I looked into the eiback sway bar set but the front imo is just not economical to do. From what i Understand you need to lift the engine to get it in which requires 8-9hrs labour. So if you don't have a hook up then ur gunna get raped for labour. I am personally taking the route that most others take by adding just an OEM M5 rear swaybar that is relatively cheap and easy to install. Just my 2cents.
P.S.- if your still interested in doing the front then i know soeone with a brand new Oem M5 front sway bar for sale.
Take it easy man, good to see u back here
-Paul

Derrick
03-16-2005, 11:03 AM
Thanks for the reply guys,Quack what up buddy, i checked my mirrors and they are still attached to my car.Guess you were not able to send the boys out for them *uzi*.About the brackets they cost to damn much, and i dont drive my car in the winter.So corrosion is not a factor other than rain.But if you have some boys that can install more than willing to send it,Paul thanks for the reply but i already bought my bars about a month ago.If you got that in formation about 8 or 9 hours fron dinan their full of s**t.I think i saw your dad driving you car over the winter.

Paul540/m3
03-16-2005, 01:32 PM
Yea im at school and i didnt bring it, so he very well could be driving it lol He takes it to work every once in a while just to keep the juices flowing

Rush
03-21-2005, 05:17 PM
What's up Derrick ... I've done the M5 Rear, takes about 30min ... you can do it yourself. I've checked around for the Front install and there are couple places that can do it, but the best quote I got was either $400 or $450(don't remember now) and for an extra mm of thickness, I personally don't it's worth it.

Paul,
Are you planning on being here hext weekend? pm me.

Derrick
03-21-2005, 05:22 PM
What's up Derrick ... I've done the M5 Rear, takes about 30min ... you can do it yourself. I've checked around for the Front install and there are couple places that can do it, but the best quote I got was either $400 or $450(don't remember now) and for an extra mm of thickness, I personally don't it's worth it.

Paul,
Are you planning on being here hext weekend? pm me.
Thanks for the reply buddy.I found this place in woodbridge called Fiorano sports(I THINK THATS THE NAME) and he quoted me 270 for the front 70 for thr rear.I think thats right.But thanks again.Are you going to that meet on the may 7 ?

Rush
03-21-2005, 05:29 PM
That's not bad at all ... go for it. What's the meet on May 7th?

Derrick
03-21-2005, 05:36 PM
Sorry my bad.May 8,it the mcoupe meet at yorkdale

Quack
03-21-2005, 06:31 PM
you guys better show, I don't want to be the only 540 there :D

Derrick
03-21-2005, 10:57 PM
you guys better show, I don't want to be the only 540 there :D
Don't worry Buddy , my car will be there to keep your car company.

Gamite
03-22-2005, 03:12 AM
u E39 guys are tight eh?

Quack
03-22-2005, 08:22 AM
u E39 guys are tight eh?


Julien do you feel left out :D

Paul540/m3
03-22-2005, 11:51 AM
You can be an honourary member of our secret society haha

Derrick
03-22-2005, 05:00 PM
You can be an honourary member of our secret society haha
Ya he can be part.But it will cost$$$$$,And ya we r tight seeing that their so few of us.

Gamite
03-22-2005, 07:52 PM
I think there's more of you than E34's.

Rush
03-23-2005, 12:07 AM
you guys better show, I don't want to be the only 540 there
As long as I get one of the cars looking like I want it to look by that time, I'll definitely be there.

Julian,
It's never too late to convert and hang out with cool kids *smoke* :D :D

Gamite
03-23-2005, 11:38 AM
Convert eh? Does this mean I have to go buy an E39 too? Or can us old school guys hang out with you guys too?

Paul540/m3
03-23-2005, 03:31 PM
Convert eh? Does this mean I have to go buy an E39 too? Or can us old school guys hang out with you guys too?

hmmmmmm Jury is out on that one, we'll have to get back to u ;)