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Old 02-22-2010, 11:07 AM   #1
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What is the name for:

On the e36 rear end you have camber adjustment from the eccentric bolt on each side. these bolts slide in some rubber bushings, on mine the bolts are seized inside the bushings, what is the actual name for those bushings or maybe you even have a part number so i can order the damn things, ive already got the bolts and nuts and lockwasher and all that.
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Old 02-22-2010, 11:45 AM   #2
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Rear outer control arm bushings. You can replace them with balljoints from an M3. Parts #2 and #3 (they are interchangable) on this diagram: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...04&hg=33&fg=30
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Old 02-22-2010, 04:39 PM   #3
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Allright looks exactly like what I am looking for, i already have a complete m3 suspension set up on it.

"You can replace them with balljoints from an M3"
Just for my information does this mean that on the M3 its a balljoint as opposed to a WHAT on the non-m ?
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Old 02-22-2010, 07:02 PM   #4
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also, do you know who sells these bushings online for cheaper than the stealer? do you need any special tools to R&R ? and would you happen to know if there is a difference in the alignment specifications (camber in particular) in between any e36 m3 suspensions? My camber on the rear is showing -1.3 and 0.4 i took this whole rear subframe from an m3 so these bolts were not touched when being bolted up to the chasis. here its calling for a range of -2.9 to -2.5. I'm just wondering if there is any other m3 suspension that has less aggresive camber and that explains why my values are so far off, maybe an older year or difference in between coupe and sedan?
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Old 02-23-2010, 10:47 AM   #5
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The 96+ M3 has ball joints in the upper and lower outer control arm mounts. The non M and the 95 M3 has a rubber bushing in the lower control arm joint, but it can be replaced with the ball joint (same dimensions).

A bushing puller will get them out, or some combination of nut/bolt and proper sized pipe or socket to do the pulling ... it's not fun, but can be done. A press it better obviously.

Not sure about the alignment, but -2 is a good numebr to shoot for. Toe will affect your camber a bit, and of course so will a bent control arm (easy to bend the lowers).

Plenty of places in the US sell it cheaper. I can get it for you for a decent price if you're willing to wait, but it might not be worth it with shipping from ottawa and all that.
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~$55 from autopartsway.ca
http://www.autopartsway.ca/autoparts...1504~241504~30
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Wtf? I looked on there and could't find it
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Wtf? I looked on there and could't find it
Some things are hard to find as they use generic names.
I believe it was in the control arm bushing section.
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Old 04-01-2010, 12:44 PM   #9
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thank you for all the information, im going to take a look at autopartsway, I don't mind the wait as I was planning to buy it from PelicanParts anyways. they have them for 38 a piece.
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