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Old 04-16-2008, 07:12 PM   #1
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Look what came in the mail today....


Whole subframe rebuild kit!!

Now i can finally fix my wonky camber. I am thankful that i have parts cars i can pull the subframe out of, fix up, and get everything installed, and just swap 'em.
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Old 04-16-2008, 07:34 PM   #2
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Got the same kit last month :-)
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Old 04-16-2008, 09:43 PM   #3
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Who is going to weld that for you? I have the same thing for the Zee...

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Old 04-16-2008, 11:49 PM   #4
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i think im going to do it myself. if its prepped well, should be a cinch to weld it. i have some experience welding stuff, so it should turn out alright. if not, i have a friend who is amazing - he's the fall-back plan.
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Old 04-17-2008, 09:43 AM   #5
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how much $$$
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Old 04-17-2008, 09:51 AM   #6
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Nice...are those the IE trailing arm bushings? Get ready for them not fitting
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Old 04-17-2008, 10:44 AM   #7
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I paid $120 for the set and they do fit :-)
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Old 04-17-2008, 10:57 AM   #8
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Mine were a total nightmare....on the stock pivot points they WILL not fit unless you sorta pull the tabs more open and use madd lube...dissapointing. If i were to do it again I would of gone with the AKG trailing arm bushings but i got the IE's for such a great price so whateva, i just made shit work

BTW I love what you've done with my old trailing arms!
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Old 04-17-2008, 12:27 PM   #9
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Mine were not that bad, but it required some work.

The trailing arms needed some cleaning up because of the color change, but I think they look good.
Thanks for your help with them !
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Old 04-17-2008, 02:22 PM   #10
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i got all the above for 280+shipping, its a group buy on e30tech.

i noticed on the trailing arm bushings that the lip on one side is thicker than the other - if they dont fit, ill just cut them down with a hacksaw or something.
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Old 04-17-2008, 02:47 PM   #11
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Make sure you position them properly, tack weld two opposite corners, and then pull the tabs off and enlarge the hole. If you don't position them properly before welding them in for good your camber will be wonky.
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Old 04-17-2008, 06:49 PM   #12
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so tack them, mark the new hole, then grind off the tacks, take them off and enlarge the hole?

by not positioned properly do you mean angled not quite vertical?
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