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Worth installing a rear sway bar on F54 ALL S?

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Worth installing a rear sway bar on F54 ALL S?

Hey I'm just wondering if its worth installing a rear sway bar on a 2017 F54 ALL S. Does it make a difference on the all wheel drive? Thanks in advance!
 
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I'll let you know in the next couple of months.....mine is literally on the Brown Truck to be delivered today. I bought the NM 25mm bar and end links for my car from Outmotoring. With 5% off and free shipping, it was the best deal ($491) I could arrange. I'll install it in the next couple of weeks. Stay tuned......
 
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Oooh! Looks like a project that will require blood sacrifice. Keep us posted on your progress, and let us know how it impacts handling -- and whether or not you can haul heavier loads from garage sales.
 
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Oooh! Looks like a project that will require blood sacrifice. Keep us posted on your progress, and let us know how it impacts handling -- and whether or not you can haul heavier loads from garage sales.
Blood and skin will be likely offered to the gods of good handling and stability during the ritual installation. Documentation of the install is planned.....stay posted....
 
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Old 03-29-2019, 04:55 AM
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Oooh! Looks like a project that will require blood sacrifice. Keep us posted on your progress, and let us know how it impacts handling -- and whether or not you can haul heavier loads from garage sales.
Install went smoothly for a change.....stay tuned for a blow by blow. Initial impressions are sharper turn in and flatter trajectory around corners......
 
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Install went smoothly for a change.....stay tuned for a blow by blow. Initial impressions are sharper turn in and flatter trajectory around corners......
Oh I'm sure it's an improvement. When I drove my friends' 2016 MCS it was The Leaning Tower of Mini lol. Especially compared to mine which is really flat. It handled really well but it needed a sway bar. I had one on my 2007 MCS it cost me $300 installed.
 
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Oh I'm sure it's an improvement. When I drove my friends' 2016 MCS it was The Leaning Tower of Mini lol. Especially compared to mine which is really flat. It handled really well but it needed a sway bar. I had one on my 2007 MCS it cost me $300 installed.
It's definitely an improvement. I started on the lowest setting and am already contemplating changing it to the stiffest....
 

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Excellent write up and photos, Mr. Gearhead. Thanks. Enjoy the ride.
 
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Excellent write up and photos, Mr. Gearhead. Thanks. Enjoy the ride.
Quick update on the bar....worth it! Definitely makes a difference on the handling.....
 
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