New shocks .... nice .... new Bilsteins, really nice!
It is hard to describe exactly, but the idea of the sway link to the sway bar end is to allow movement (up and down of the link connected to the each wheel) but not any excess play.
A tight connection is very important. Even a tiny bit loose connection translates into excessive body roll, often hard to perceive.
That is why the sway bar bushing replacements make such a difference. Yes the old ones hold the bar, but just the tiniest bit of play translates into sloppy handling. It is especially perceived during hard and fast lane change transitions; the car with fresh bushings and good links just feels tighter.
'03 E320 Wagon-Sold
'95 E320 Wagon-Went to Ex
'93 190E 2.6-Wrecked
'91 300E-Went to Ex
'65 911 Coupe (#302580)