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clementine
11-09-2011, 06:46 PM
would an e36 control arm fit onto an e30?

E30M42cab
11-09-2011, 07:19 PM
yeah, and so will e46 aluminum arms apparently.

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1343977&page=4
Check post #80

craz azn
11-09-2011, 08:14 PM
They probably will fit, but they use shittier joints. E46 arms are way too big and create a multitude of problems, only reasonable if you are making a track car. Stick with E30 arms.

I am surprised the Vorshlag guy didn't have any late E36 M3 control arms to try (although he says they did, the pictures certainly show they didn't).

Bullet Ride
11-09-2011, 08:37 PM
It's been done, however the control arms are longer so they will push your wheels pretty far out

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1434575

And you'll need something like this
http://www.akgmotorsport.com/catalog/images/FC3046Dlg.jpg

That's an AKG part.

craz azn
11-09-2011, 08:58 PM
Holy, that Yoshi kid is such a hack! Took a grinder to the control arm? :puke:

clementine
11-09-2011, 09:06 PM
thanks alot, i appreciate it

Bullet Ride
11-10-2011, 09:51 AM
Holy, that Yoshi kid is such a hack! Took a grinder to the control arm? :puke:

I'm pretty sure he is a drifter and that was/is his drift car... big surprise right? lol
It'll work, and as long as it's not a sloppy fit in the bushing it's not really a big deal. I think he did this before AKG came out with that bushing, he might have been able to turn down an insert for the treehouse racing E46 eyeball arm and put it in an E30 eyeball arm but he probably didn't think of that

clementine
11-10-2011, 08:16 PM
sorry im a bit confused. it seems the e36 arm will fit, but with a bit of work done to them. or will they bolt on without any problems?

DR.ZED
11-11-2011, 08:15 AM
Holy, that Yoshi kid is such a hack! Took a grinder to the control arm? :puke:

Hot bits son, hot bits.

;)