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Old 11-13-2016, 01:14 PM   #1
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Front Sway Bar Options with E34 Pan, E30 M3

I'm looking to run a front sway bar again with my S54 swap. I found the stock E30 M3 front sway would not fit with the e34 M50 oil pan. What are people running sway bar wise with these swaps?
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Old 11-15-2016, 09:21 AM   #2
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I ran a aftermarket e30 m3 sway but flipped it so it ran around the front rather than the back. Requires some fabrication though.
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Old 11-15-2016, 10:09 AM   #3
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Can you take a picture of where the interference is with your oil pan?

I'm using the stock swaybar location with a 1/2" spacer to space it down 1/2" and on of the headers clearanced so that the bar clears. It's not ideal, as I believe there's some binding at certain points in suspension travel, but so far it's been ok. I think the headers need to be clearanced more.
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Old 12-29-2017, 02:53 PM   #4
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A year later... I haven't been driving the car much at all but would like to stiffen it up since I'm still running no front sway bar and would like to get one back in there.

Has anyone found a solution for this?
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Old 12-31-2017, 11:00 AM   #5
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Solution is Arc Asylum custom sub frame and oil pan.

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Old 12-31-2017, 03:18 PM   #6
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I had no problem with a swaybar and the e34 oil pan. My swaybar contacted the downpipe from my headers but that was easily clearanced with my dead blow hammer and some trial and error. I ovalized one of the down pipes and it was over. No side effects. Swaybar Mount spacers from garagistic are a great idea if they are that close.
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Yeah, my swaybar hit one of the headers as well, so I dented it inwards and spaced my bar down a 1/2" using some aluminum plate, similar in style to the Garagistic mount spacers. I'm running a 22mm front bar with M3 swaybar links.
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I run the early Racing Dynamics 22/16 RD sways....S54 and M50 baffled oil pan. No issues.
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