[s-cars] active sway bar

Steve Powers sbpowers at gmail.com
Fri Oct 26 18:08:27 PDT 2007

I was at a high-end body shop yesterday here in Seattle and got a
chance to eye a BMW 5-series rear subframe up close and personal. The
unit had been entirely removed from the car with the wheels and struts
still attached and undamaged.

I couldn't help but notice the servo lump with hydraulic lines located
smack dab in the middle of the rear sway bar. It's an active
suspension (anti-roll) mechanism that is controlled hydraulically.
Assuming the rates were done properly, would be a pretty
sweet-adjust-it-from-the-driver's-seat sort of gizmo.

Otherwise, it would be a large sinkhole for Pentosin.

I could see some here (hi Hap!) modifying such a beast for use in our cars...

Steve Powers

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