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Old 04-02-2010, 04:25 PM   #16
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Actually, since posting that last Nov I've replaced several FCABs on other bimmers including an Xi and although it's a tight fit on the Xi (non-Xi are a breeze), the FCABs can be removed without dropping subframe and in fact the whole process can be done while Control Arms are still mounted to car. Think my FCABs are fine. Took the car out for a "country drive" this morning along with another max member and the car was great. Pushed it hard; never surprised me and responded VERY well..... New setup is fantastic. Going to increase tire pressure slightly (2 lbs in front and rear) and see how she feels. Managed a 4-wheel drift today too (not bad in an Xi)......
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Old 04-02-2010, 04:33 PM   #17
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Quote:
Originally Posted by RMPMOTORS View Post
Powerflex are great, just have to be proberly installed.

The subframe does NOT have to be removed to replace your bushings!!!!

Since initially posting this comment back in Nov, I've actually replaced FCABs on several bimmers (not mine yet) including an Xi and althoiugh its tight (a breeze on non-Xi), you can remove and replace FCABs while Control Arms still mounted to car.

Tested mine this morning along with another e46Fanatics member in the Caldon Hills and well, let's just say the car and new setup was spectactular! The other car was a e30, S52 engine, full cage, full track mods, new R-rated tires and custom tuned and bent exhaust...... Let's just say that they heard us coming and before they could see what is was, we were gone!!!

Think my FCABs are fine.
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Old 05-11-2010, 12:14 PM   #18
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+1 for Powerflex bushings. increased road feel and response.
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Old 05-11-2010, 01:50 PM   #19
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i got powerflex bushing on my car. feel great, no complaints.
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Old 05-12-2010, 10:56 AM   #21
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RMP replaced my BADLY worn FCABs with a set of Powerflex. I can't compare them to the stock ones as anything would have been an improvement. However, I have no complaints about the ride now.
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