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Old 07-10-2002, 08:17 PM
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Stock Anti-sway Bar Thickness

I was wondering what the stock sway bar thickness was on the following cars

2.3 8V
2.3 16V
2.5 16V
2.6 12V



anybody with this information, or any part thereof, please post as I am sure this will be very helpful to quite a few people...Myself in particular! Thank you in advance
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Old 07-10-2002, 09:56 PM
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So far I've found this much out

400E 26mm front
500E 27.5mm front
Evo II 18mm Rear
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Old 07-10-2002, 10:19 PM
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The 500E bar actually specs out (with a caliper) at 28mm

The AMG E60 front bar specs out at 29mm and its made from a denser material, much more rigid than the OE 500E bar, thats about all I know though, info on the E60 is hard to come by.
1993 500E
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Old 07-11-2002, 02:31 AM
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[1] 190E 2.3 (also 190D USA models)

Front: 0.87" (22mm); factory
Rear: 0.51" (13mm); factory

source: AMG Technical Guide

[2] 190E 2.3-16V
Front: 0.91" (23.2mm)

source: just now measured them with Mitutoyo digital calipers. I'm waiting for rental spring compressors to arrive so I can install H&R sport springs and Bilstein sport shocks -- that's why the sway bar is removed. Also installing new bushings which I just picked up today.

Hope this helps.

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Old 07-11-2002, 02:40 AM
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thanks a lot for the info guys! I dont know if this will help since you have a 16V, but I just changed my front springs about 3-4 days ago (bad memory) and I didnt need any kind of compressor for the fronts...I had installed my rears a while back and was just too scared to tackle the fronts without a compressor, but it went fairly smoothly. No compression at all once I removed the sway bar, disconnected my struts at the tower and lowered the arm. If you want a detailed description of what steps to take, feel free to email me at

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Old 09-10-2002, 05:44 PM
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FYI, here is a spreadsheet with more information that you ever wanted on 124-chassis sway bars, including diameters, taper dimensions, part numbers, and prices:

(Note: Microsoft Excel is required to open the file above.)

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