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Skunk#1
12-17-2004, 02:52 PM
when installing them, what kind of grease other than the bmw grease can be used? can i just use normal grease? accually the grease i want to use is bel ray water proof grease, i use that on my dirt bikes and never had any probs. i think that the bushing has to "grab" the control arm though and that is why the bmw grease needs to evaporate?!

thanks for the help.

*smoke*

Jordan
12-17-2004, 05:18 PM
you do not use grease... soapy water. Grease doesn't go away.

Just throw the stock CAB's in the trash, and get the Treehouse Racing eyeball arms.

Skunk#1
12-17-2004, 07:15 PM
they are not the stock one, they are urethane m3 ones, but yeah i know, day late dollar short.

you are talking about the green brackets right.....those are pimp.

Axxe
12-17-2004, 07:19 PM
How are they for daily driving duties? I may just pick some up instead of new bushings (way overdue).

///m powered
12-17-2004, 08:42 PM
How are they for daily driving duties? I may just pick some up instead of new bushings (way overdue).

Harsh, but we have e30's so a bumpy ride is inevitble *wiggle*

Jordan
12-17-2004, 09:21 PM
They are fairly harsh. But what do you expect.. you are replacing a 3in rubber bushing with a steel arm and a 1/8th inch bushing.

http://www.r3vlimited.com/Media/e30theproject/Pictures/October2004/101504-002.jpg

Axxe
12-17-2004, 11:27 PM
Can't be any harsher than I have it now. I have pretty much no bushing left. Or at least it feels that way.

egk2
12-17-2004, 11:58 PM
you do not use grease... soapy water. Grease doesn't go away.

Just throw the stock CAB's in the trash, and get the Treehouse Racing eyeball arms.

Did you install these yourself? I heard the stock cabs are a bitch to remove.

Jordan
12-18-2004, 12:14 AM
Of course I installed them myself.. no one works on my car but me.

Cutoff wheel made quick work of the stock bushing.

egk2
12-18-2004, 12:27 AM
Of course I installed them myself.. no one works on my car but me.

Cutoff wheel made quick work of the stock bushing.

Thanks. Let's say I don't have a cutoff wheel or anything of the sort what might you say I can use?

Jordan
12-18-2004, 12:56 AM
a puller designed for the purpose.

The Sly
12-19-2004, 10:13 PM
WOw
Where do you get the Treehouse Racing eyeball arms?

Jordan
12-19-2004, 10:19 PM
http://www.treehouseracing.com/

They use offset M3 geometery.

paul christians
12-19-2004, 11:25 PM
I have m3 off set on mine........

T.Dot_E30
12-19-2004, 11:41 PM
jordan you painted them silver?

dont they come green? or do they come in silver also

Jordan
12-20-2004, 12:00 AM
I have m3 off set on mine........

Would you like an award or something?

jordan you painted them silver?

dont they come green? or do they come in silver also

I requested a pair in unfinished bare steel. I painted them silver.

paul christians
12-20-2004, 08:49 PM
yes i would like one but not from you!!!!!!!!!

aaron_silva
12-21-2004, 01:12 PM
Thanks. Let's say I don't have a cutoff wheel or anything of the sort what might you say I can use?

You can use a razor blade to cut off the "lolipop" and a gear puller to get the rest of the rubber off the Control Arm.

Aaron