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DR.ZED 02-27-2010 01:00 AM

Front suspension overhaul
 
Was very impressed with how the car ran at Mt. Tremblant last year, to learn that both strut mounts were gone, control arm bushing had more than 1/4" deflection and two ball joints knocking.

So bought two control arms with ball joints, M3 offset control arm bushings, inner and outer tie rod ends. Also camber plates and Bilstein Sport shocks.

The alignment is... well... how you say so off its not funny.

Enjoy!
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DR.ZED 02-27-2010 01:00 AM

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SamE30e 02-27-2010 09:26 AM

I kinda did the same thing. Except I didn't get new control arms, I just bought new ball joints. I still need to change my LCAB's.

richie_s999 02-27-2010 10:01 AM

take it to Stevenson's on taunton, they will fix you up for like $60

DR.ZED 02-27-2010 11:11 AM

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Originally Posted by richie_s999 (Post 1394515)
take it to Stevenson's on taunton, they will fix you up for like $60

Where is that? Taunton and where?

richie_s999 02-27-2010 12:57 PM

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Originally Posted by DR.ZED (Post 1394529)
Where is that? Taunton and where?

the lights east of simoce, summerville maybe, they did the toe on the e30 for me for $60

BMW BMXer 02-28-2010 12:02 AM

I'm surprised you didn't swap in some stiffer springs.

I have that same butternut cookies container holding some stuff. Weird.

DR.ZED 03-10-2010 09:33 PM

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Originally Posted by BMW BMXer (Post 1394729)
I'm surprised you didn't swap in some stiffer springs.

I have that same butternut cookies container holding some stuff. Weird.

For some reason I've never seen butternut cookies for sale in any store yet they're on every workbench I have ever seen?

I thought of the springs but gave them a shot with the Bilsteins. I made the right decision. The ride is phenomenal!

Can't wait for Mosport end of May! :)


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