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Old 12-04-2005, 06:28 AM
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This would come up some time...what sway bars are you all running? If you don't have one which one would you get? If you've had more then one brand which did you prefer?

I've driven a few Mini's with the Ireland Engineering adjustable rear sway and another Mini with a different brand...I want to say alta but I don't remember. They both handled well but I was amazed with the Ireland bar. Infinitly adjustable with stronger endlinks...definatly on my wish list.
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Old 12-04-2005, 08:50 AM
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runnin on the Alta 22mm and happy with it

would buy an adjustable one if i hadnt bought that one
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Old 12-04-2005, 01:51 PM
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I have the H-Sport Competition bar and I've been happy with it. It has three adjustable settings and I feel like that's enough for the driving I do now. Wouldn't mind a chance to compare the Ireland though.
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Old 12-04-2005, 05:09 PM
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I have an 19mm H-sport....but when i move up to my MCS, that one is being traded in for the bigger and better Ireland one
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Old 12-05-2005, 03:14 AM
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Im glad you posted this thread, cause i dont know enough about the different sway bars, and in the near future i will be purchasing one.
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H Sport Competition bar here....the 25 mm hollow one....and it's friggin sweet! I highly recommend, although I can't compare to the Ireland one since I've never even seen one .
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Old 12-05-2005, 05:30 AM
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H Sport Competition bar here....the 25 mm hollow one....and it's friggin sweet! I highly recommend, although I can't compare to the Ireland one since I've never even seen one .

Its the same as the H-sport but instead of having 3 fixed positions, it is infinite for more precise tuning. It's still hollow and stuff (right ivan? )....and might be cheaper?
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Old 12-05-2005, 06:39 AM
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Ireland 22 mm hollow bar

http://www.bmw2002.com/index.html

it's listed $189 plus tax shipping etc

it's definitely a nice upgrade. changes the responsiveness of the entire car. the biggest difference for me is that wheel hop coming out of the corners decreased, and turn-in is greatly improved.

rear sway... a HIGHLY suggested upgrade.
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Old 12-05-2005, 11:31 AM
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I've got the Alta 22mm solid. I think if I had to do it again I'd go with the H-Sport. The Ireland is nice, though hardly infinitely adjustable. Infinity is really really big....

My only problem is that it seemed to be kinda noisey as I rode around in Ivan's car. I can't complain about it's effectiveness, though, that's for sure.
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Yeah... I am not fond of the noise.
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For those that may not have seen it yet, Randy Webb is coming out with an infinitely adjustable rear sway.

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This is the prototype of the new Webb Motorsports Rear Swaybar. It uses the highest technology of current road racing manufacturing. This bar uses a tubular splined main bar, machined end caps, a slider heim joint droplink, and aluminum pillow mounts. This will allow the installer to cut one end of the stock bar off and slide it out, doing away with the need to drop the rear subframe during the installtion (if desired - you can still install it the old fashioned way). You can also adjust preload as well as stiffness. It will also be the lightest on the market.
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Old 12-05-2005, 03:17 PM
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I've got the Alta 22mm solid. I think if I had to do it again I'd go with the H-Sport. The Ireland is nice, though hardly infinitely adjustable. Infinity is really really big....

My only problem is that it seemed to be kinda noisey as I rode around in Ivan's car. I can't complain about it's effectiveness, though, that's for sure.
It's still infinity...:p by philosophy means atleast. Take the two extremes of highest slot and lowest slow (A+B) now put move A to the mid point of A,B.....continue to do so.....A will never equal B. So there is an infinite number of points on that rod (supposedly )
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I dont remember where i heard it (could be COMPLETELY unreliable) but i heard that Randy's is gonna be rather pricey. Still looks like a great specimen of technology.

Is the noise on the ireland gonna be apparent with all of them or does Ivan have an older one?
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Old 12-05-2005, 03:21 PM
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It's still infinity...:p by philosophy means atleast. Take the two extremes of highest slot and lowest slow (A+B) now put move A to the mid point of A,B.....continue to do so.....A will never equal B. So there is an infinite number of points on that rod (supposedly )
If there is an highest and lowest, then it's not infinite


Heehee... :p
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Old 12-05-2005, 03:31 PM
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It's still infinity...:p by philosophy means atleast. Take the two extremes of highest slot and lowest slow (A+B) now put move A to the mid point of A,B.....continue to do so.....A will never equal B. So there is an infinite number of points on that rod (supposedly )
Yes yes, mathematical paradoxes aside, there are not an infinite number of adjustments possible in either the Ireland or Captain Webb of the Misinformation Police sway bars. Otherwise, you'd never be able to reach the other side.
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