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    CSL Sway Bar on sale

    Just thought I’d mention for those interested. Saw this on clearance now at FCP Euro.
    Says CSL front swaybar on clearance sale for $212 until gone.
    *I am not affiliated, nor have this, or confirmed all details but it looks like a good deal if shipping is free too.
    https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw...ne-31352282655

    This may not be for everyone. But for those who were already looking to buy it’s worth posting. They also have a kit with bushings and brackets.
    Last edited by oldFanatic; 10-16-2021, 11:30 AM.
    6MT SLICKTOP - OE CSL Wheels - OE CSL Brakes - CSL Rack - CSL Trunk - CSL Diffuser - AA Tune - AA Pulleys
    AS 40% SSK - 4.10 Motorsport Diff - Bilstein PSS9s - H&R Swaybars - CSL Lip - Gruppe M CF Intake - Supersprint

    #2
    Good deal, didn't know they had vne version.

    I was planning on doing csl sway bars too.
    2003.5 MT JB/B - CSL SCHRICK SUPERSPRINT EISENMANN JRZ SWIFT MILLWAY BREMBO ENDLESS BBS/SSR DREXLER SACHS RECARO SLON MKRS GSP DMG KARBONIUS CP AUTOSOLUTIONS KOYO

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      #3
      I did notice it’s not listed as European BMW.
      But lists as OE so normally FCP says that means it’s the original manufacturer of that part for BMW without logo. So it should be hollow and lightweight too. Although I would confirm.
      Getbmwparts lists for $353 plus shipping.
      ECS $408
      6MT SLICKTOP - OE CSL Wheels - OE CSL Brakes - CSL Rack - CSL Trunk - CSL Diffuser - AA Tune - AA Pulleys
      AS 40% SSK - 4.10 Motorsport Diff - Bilstein PSS9s - H&R Swaybars - CSL Lip - Gruppe M CF Intake - Supersprint

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        #4
        VNE is just a reseller.
        /// 2004 SilberGrau M3 · Coupe · 6spd · slicktop · zero options · Instagram
        Evolve-R Alpha N · Evolve CF CSL Airbox · SS V1 stepped 2.5" · SS V1 decat · OE sect 2 & 3 + 82mm tips · Besian · CSL battery · TMS · MCS-1wnr · Vorshlag · Eibach · GroundControl · RE · Hotchkis · OE CSL trunk · Cobra Nogaros · OE CSL wheels + 235/265 PS4S · APEX · Brembo 996

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          #5
          are we confident this is a hollow, lightweight, identical bar to the CSL? I haven't paid much attention to swaybar options, and I know bars ideally would be matched with your suspension and tire setup, but is this generally accepted as the best bar available?

          I'm a sucker for a deal.

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            #6
            Originally posted by tnord View Post
            are we confident this is a hollow, lightweight, identical bar to the CSL? I haven't paid much attention to swaybar options, and I know bars ideally would be matched with your suspension and tire setup, but is this generally accepted as the best bar available?

            I'm a sucker for a deal.
            There is no best with sways, There's hollow vs not hollow (weight) and well matched to the rest of your setup or not. Run the numbers on the spread sheet if you want to see if it's good for your car/suspension.

            2005 IR/IR M3 Coupe
            2004 JR/Black M3 Wagon
            2001 LMB/Black M5 Sedan
            2017 i3 Hatchback

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              #7
              "it depends," I get it.

              You're never really going to get an ideal bar, as they're not infinitely variable. The suspension on the other hand basically is through alignment, ride height, etc.

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                #8
                Originally posted by Tbonem3 View Post
                VNE is just a reseller.
                yup those TPS's that are VNE are OEM parts with the logo scratched off.

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                  #9
                  IMO, Hotchkis front bar, the only other hollow afaik, is a better deal at $250 as you get bushings/lube and you get 3 choices for increased spring rate.
                  /// 2004 SilberGrau M3 · Coupe · 6spd · slicktop · zero options · Instagram
                  Evolve-R Alpha N · Evolve CF CSL Airbox · SS V1 stepped 2.5" · SS V1 decat · OE sect 2 & 3 + 82mm tips · Besian · CSL battery · TMS · MCS-1wnr · Vorshlag · Eibach · GroundControl · RE · Hotchkis · OE CSL trunk · Cobra Nogaros · OE CSL wheels + 235/265 PS4S · APEX · Brembo 996

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Tbonem3 View Post
                    IMO, Hotchkis front bar, the only other hollow afaik, is a better deal at $250 as you get bushings/lube and you get 3 choices for increased spring rate.
                    GC front bar is also hollow.

                    ... and I think the TMS bar?

                    2005 IR/IR M3 Coupe
                    2004 JR/Black M3 Wagon
                    2001 LMB/Black M5 Sedan
                    2017 i3 Hatchback

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                      #11
                      Def not the TMS (H&R) bar or whiteline or any other sub $300 that I can think of. GC is good with infinite (basically) adjustment, but I was trying to stay close to the $210 price of the CSL bar on clearance. Basically, why I wouldn't bother getting this "deal"? Because the hotchkis exists.
                      /// 2004 SilberGrau M3 · Coupe · 6spd · slicktop · zero options · Instagram
                      Evolve-R Alpha N · Evolve CF CSL Airbox · SS V1 stepped 2.5" · SS V1 decat · OE sect 2 & 3 + 82mm tips · Besian · CSL battery · TMS · MCS-1wnr · Vorshlag · Eibach · GroundControl · RE · Hotchkis · OE CSL trunk · Cobra Nogaros · OE CSL wheels + 235/265 PS4S · APEX · Brembo 996

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Tbonem3 View Post
                        Def not the TMS (H&R) bar or whiteline or any other sub $300 that I can think of. GC is good with infinite (basically) adjustment, but I was trying to stay close to the $210 price of the CSL bar on clearance. Basically, why I wouldn't bother getting this "deal"? Because the hotchkis exists.
                        Might be worth factoring in the price of adjustable end links, assuming other bars come with them.

                        2005 IR/IR M3 Coupe
                        2004 JR/Black M3 Wagon
                        2001 LMB/Black M5 Sedan
                        2017 i3 Hatchback

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Tbonem3 View Post
                          IMO, Hotchkis front bar, the only other hollow afaik, is a better deal at $250 as you get bushings/lube and you get 3 choices for increased spring rate.
                          I don't see those at $250 anywhere ... more like $300. Maybe it was cheaper back in the day.

                          Anyway thanks OP, grabbed one of these. "The spreadsheet" says that this bar will put me right into neutral territory (71%). Bushings seem hard to find, best I can do is Schmiedmann for $70 including freight so keep that in mind.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Obioban View Post

                            Might be worth factoring in the price of adjustable end links, assuming other bars come with them.
                            Fair enough point, though most don't need adjustable endlinks.


                            Originally posted by repoman89 View Post

                            I don't see those at $250 anywhere ... more like $300. Maybe it was cheaper back in the day.

                            Anyway thanks OP, grabbed one of these. "The spreadsheet" says that this bar will put me right into neutral territory (71%). Bushings seem hard to find, best I can do is Schmiedmann for $70 including freight so keep that in mind.
                            https://rcagarage.com/shop/suspensio...waybar-22826f/ They even seem to have a 5% deal on top, so $239 not $251.
                            Last edited by Tbonem3; 10-13-2021, 08:49 AM.
                            /// 2004 SilberGrau M3 · Coupe · 6spd · slicktop · zero options · Instagram
                            Evolve-R Alpha N · Evolve CF CSL Airbox · SS V1 stepped 2.5" · SS V1 decat · OE sect 2 & 3 + 82mm tips · Besian · CSL battery · TMS · MCS-1wnr · Vorshlag · Eibach · GroundControl · RE · Hotchkis · OE CSL trunk · Cobra Nogaros · OE CSL wheels + 235/265 PS4S · APEX · Brembo 996

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                              #15
                              ^fair enough, I didn’t look that hard

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