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Old 05-12-2010, 09:18 PM   #1
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330ci Body Roll

Considering an '04 330Ci with about 40K on the clock. Has sports suspension but coming from an RX-8 I noticed really bad bodyroll in comparison. Especially noticeable when doing quick lane changes and goosing it on on and offramps. I am not a fan of lowering cars so was wondering would simply getting thicker front and rear anti-swaybars do the trick? All input welcome.
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Old 05-13-2010, 01:07 PM   #2
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sounds like sway bars is what you want

Eibach sells an anti-roll kit, so does H and R

keep in mind though, the car becomes more 'darty' when going of bumps, pot holes

I have no experience with either, but there are lots of options available to you

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Old 05-13-2010, 01:41 PM   #3
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UUC sways will give you great handling and if you pair them with Bilstein Shocks you will be amassed how well the car performs.
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Old 05-13-2010, 03:12 PM   #4
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spring rate and drop are two different characteristics... as already said, sway bars are the most obvious solution but you could also get stiffer springs made that are still stock height. It would be cheaper to buy some off the shelf springs that lower a little and stiffen at the same time.
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Old 05-14-2010, 07:41 AM   #5
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Are you sure it has sport suspension?
When I bought mine I was testing out a few different cars and I really noticed a difference between the sport and non-sport suspension. WAY more body lean without the sport suspension....
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I solved it, getting a M3 this morning.
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Old 05-14-2010, 08:04 AM   #7
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Nice!!
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Old 05-14-2010, 08:08 AM   #8
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Hehehe yeah can't wait. Got a smoking deal on it!
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Old 05-14-2010, 08:33 AM   #9
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Thats an awesome solution to the body roll problem!

What are the specs on it?
Colour combo? SMG or 6spd?
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Old 05-14-2010, 08:39 AM   #10
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Old 05-14-2010, 11:23 AM   #11
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E46 ?
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Old 05-14-2010, 11:48 AM   #12
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I solved it, getting a M3 this morning.
HAHAHAHA well theres one way to solving it. welcome to the club.
if you notice too much understeer with the e46 m3, look at getting wider front tires or a front sway bar.

enjoy the engine note to 8000rpm.
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nice solution!!!
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Thanks guys it's a helluva car. Much as loved the handling of the RX-8 the M3 is a total package.
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wide tires in the front make a massive difference...
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