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Old 10-12-2008, 08:57 PM
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sway bar

what is a good size for a sway bar if i want good cornering? some people say 3in some say the bigger the better. I'm not so sure what to go with.

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Old 10-12-2008, 10:16 PM
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a 3 inch bar?!?!?!?!
Pick up a set of 500E sway bars..they will make a Huge difference...

Couple it w/ H&R's and Bilstein Sports.

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Old 10-13-2008, 09:59 AM
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what is a good size for a sway bar if i want good cornering? some people say 3in some say the bigger the better. I'm not so sure what to go with.

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Bigger the better ???

There is always the rule of diminishing returns when it comes to sway bars.

3" diameter is akin to welding an I-beam across the chassis !!

As Jonathan said look for a 500E, Sportline, or limo bar...
These choices are sized and designed for the 124 chassis...
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I have sportline front swaybars, limo rear or what ever they are (17mm) ; Bilstein Sports.
and brabus springs (rears are gr8, front springs i have my doubts)
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the weakest link for corning on the 190E/300E/etc. benz is that fully floating front strut mount.

Limo bar is what you want though, skip the 500E front bar, but 500E rear bar is good too.
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Limo front bar (28.5mm) and 500E rear bar (18.0mm).

Link with photos & specs:
http://www.w124performance.com/images/W124_sway_bars/

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