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Old 03-08-2006, 03:00 AM   #16
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im not sure if you did it yet justin, but how much did it cost , end to end.. parts, labour?
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Old 03-08-2006, 04:02 AM   #17
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possibly, though chances are it's your rear shock mounts, or trailing arm bushings... or even just the car jack in your trunk not being secured properly.
Justin, i want u to drive my car and tell me what you think the sound is...
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Old 03-08-2006, 06:17 AM   #18
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holy shit, i have a knocking sound coming from my back end...
could that mean that I potentially have cracks in my subframe???
That could also be a bent/broken front diff bolt/
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Old 03-08-2006, 06:50 AM   #19
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everyone who owns an e36 should install these reinforcement plates when it comes time to swap out your suspension. For $100 you save yourself hundreds more in repair costs after the damage has been done.

Cost me $400 in labour to repair my prior '93 325i of this plague when it was riding on track coilovers. I was lucky though that I've been going to the same mechanic for years so he gave me a break on the price considering he had to make his own plates and weld them in etc...
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Old 03-08-2006, 11:52 AM   #20
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holy shit, i have a knocking sound coming from my back end...
could that mean that I potentially have cracks in my subframe???
could also be a loose parking brake line. it may simply need to be tensioned. PM kÚůzy (he's a member on these boards). he had a rattling sound coming from the rear. took it to Rocco at RMP Motors. Rocco took it for a drive, and immediately identified that it was the parking brake. fixed it in 10 minutes.

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everyone who owns an e36 should install these reinforcement plates when it comes time to swap out your suspension. For $100 you save yourself hundreds more in repair costs after the damage has been done.
would i have to worry about this happening to me? i drive an automatic stock 318 convertible. does this problem arise in bone-stock vehicles?
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Old 03-08-2006, 12:43 PM   #21
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the dealership has them

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Let me know the prices if you actually but them.
41002256495 - $40
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$160 total. These are for the same ones that come stock on the M3's, note the last two part numbers are 411, not 410. A lil expensive for some pieces of metal I think.

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im not sure if you did it yet justin, but how much did it cost , end to end.. parts, labour?
Didn't do it yet... just posted this thread yesterday. I'll let you know when it's all said and done...

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Justin, i want u to drive my car and tell me what you think the sound is...
Sure, just let me know when... or if you want, I know a good mechanic in the area who can troubleshoot this for you, and inspect it on a hoist.

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would i have to worry about this happening to me? i drive an automatic stock 318 convertible. does this problem arise in bone-stock vehicles?
I've heard that all e36's made after 1997 come with these reinforcement plates, but have yet to verify. They come stock on M3's. Also, the vehicle I was working on a few days ago was a stock 325i automatic, and the subframe still ripped out.
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Old 03-08-2006, 01:12 PM   #22
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holy ****

i hope this doesnt happen too often! it would suck majorly.

how can i inspect for signs of cracking?
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Old 03-08-2006, 06:23 PM   #23
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Didn't do it yet... just posted this thread yesterday. I'll let you know when it's all said and done...

ok so answer me this than in the meantime.. how do you bake a cake?
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Old 03-08-2006, 06:28 PM   #24
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i was gonna do this to my e36, will be one of the first things i do if i get another one
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Old 03-08-2006, 11:33 PM   #25
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LOL bake a cake..Im subscribing to this Justin beacsue i wanna know the final cost so i can move ahead with this..btw i saw your car justin i wont say where but its sickkkkk did you used to have red angel eyes?
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can this happen to a street car? or just track cars
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Old 03-09-2006, 03:22 AM   #27
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the pre 94 cars had a bit of an issue with this, regardless to street or track (even the e46's are having failures in the subframes), the later model e36's arent impervious to it either..
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Old 03-09-2006, 07:11 AM   #28
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i got the plates and welded them on like the pics u posted.
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Old 03-09-2006, 10:50 PM   #29
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could also be a loose parking brake line. it may simply need to be tensioned. PM kÚůzy (he's a member on these boards). he had a rattling sound coming from the rear. took it to Rocco at RMP Motors. Rocco took it for a drive, and immediately identified that it was the parking brake. fixed it in 10 minutes.
Yeeeeah, I will check that out, I had to get my parking brake tightened, and a few other things up inside of there. That might just be it!...
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Old 03-09-2006, 10:51 PM   #30
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So how many of you would be interested in a group buy on not only buying these reinforcement plates, but getting it installed too?
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