Originally Posted by dcstep
I'd rather race you smart ass. What region do you race in?
I race all over the country, are you a club racer too?
I will be autocrossing with St Louis region and i plan to hit the lincoln tour
Sorry if i was douchey but that was a little bit of an elementary-level comment.
Back before you thought i was a smartass, before the e92 was a twinkle in bangle's eye, the e36 m3 needed a stiffer front bar in stock class to keep the suspension in its happy place. Too much bump travel and the suspension starts to gain camber. The consequences were better tire wear, better transitions, and no loss in steady state grip. This scenario plays out over and over in Stock. When roll stiffness is difficult to come by, the front bar can be a big benefit on a variety of cars including bmw's. The e9x is a better design than the e36 but it still stands the tire up during big bump travel especially with the wheel turned.
By the same token, more front roll stiffness means less droop on the inside rear. This means less weight off the inside rear on accel.
Come on down to stl or come out to Lincoln and run ESP and see if you can raw time me with all the stuff on your car. Loser buys the beer.