BAVauto.com Very helpful for the shade tree mechanic. I like the idea of lighter weight because I am doing an M30 swap.
$156.49 $ 156. Note that some urethane bushings may not require a press for this operation.
well, being Ultimate! by ten2doyle102 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 12:26 pm, Post Was the vehicle not handling well? Link:
This procedure can be followed for all 3-series models from 1984 through 2005 (E30, E36, E46), as well as MINIs (R50, R52, R53, R55, R56, R57, R58, R59, R60)… with minor detail differences. by Yoshi » Sun Mar 07, 2010 2:39 am, Post Caster will give you more camber as you turn. FREE Shipping by Amazon .
This article only really applies to OEM rubber bushings as poly and solid bushings slide on by hand.
Fitment: Measure the size of the Hex on your control arm before ordering. FREE Shipping. Sway bars don't link to the E46 control arm. When doing this modification, you will also need to replace your tie rods to account for the new suspension geometry.
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This is the standard setup for those looking to add E46 front control arms to their E30 or E36 chassis. Oh ok cool thanks. Swapping in E46 control arms into your E30 or E36 will significantly increase negative camber by widening the track width and will also give you more clearance for more steering angle. I like the video but thought an explanation as to why we might change the control arm bushing, and all other related parts would be in order. If you get M3 E36 centered control arm bushings you will notice there is no arrow indicating the orientation like other bushings or offset bushings. We show you how to diagnose ball-joints. ), Relocating E30 Central locking to fix moisture problems once and for all | RTS - Your Total BMW Enthusiast on. They will be very helpful when I do my control arms. Do you think 15x7 Et 24 rims would scrub? by CrAzY_DrIveR » Mon Oct 11, 2010 6:11 pm, Post Re: E46 control arm swap. BMW and MINI suspension designs incorporate light weight into the mix of geometry, comfort, durability and cost. Yeah yeah, reading owns me. Unsprung weight is that weight which is not suspended by the springs (wheels, tires, brake components, bearings, hubs, spindles and a portion of the control arms and the springs themselves). Consider adding us to your whitelist in your ad blocker. Especially in corners. *Please note that Meyle makes a standard e46 control arm and a Heavy Duty control arm. because I think all e36 bearings are bigger than e30 bearings. Hey hey, just wanted to share, as this is IMO the best way to go about the tie rods for this swap. The applicable Bentley repair manual will detail the specific procedures for your given BMW or MINI model, to include those for the models and chassis not listed here. This is usually done by using our E30/E36 conversion treehouse-style mounts that allow the use of E46 control arms. Fits: E30, E36. Set of 4 Front Lower Suspension Control Arm Kit for BMW E46 E85 323i 325i 325Ci 328i 330Ci 330i Z4. I'm still convinced with some good engineering 5 lug can be had up front with all stock e30 parts using a 5 lug hub. BMW & MINI Vehicle Inspection DIY Video, Very helpful. TOOLS: ½” drive socket set, to include; 13mm through 22mm sockets, ratchet and extensions.
Good luck with teh swap! But yea.
Yoshi suggested this to the people with the 5 lug to help center the wheels back up, regardless of whether they were forwards or towards the rear. by Yoshi » Thu Apr 01, 2010 12:34 pm, Post Our … Our conversion bushings are machined from UHMW due to its high rigidity and low coefficient of friction allowing for minimal suspension bushing deflection (geometry change). 12) Install the control arm and bushing assembly to the vehicle. Liked the use of anti-sieze. All times are GMT-8. Great video, as always! Recently picked up a E30/E36/E46 control arm bushing specialty tool which made the job extremely easy as far as getting the finished bushing carrier with bushing onto the control arm shaft. by madmaverick » Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:24 pm, Post
These BMW E46 front control arm swap bushings are specifically designed for those who want to use E46 front control arms on a BMW E30 or E36 chassis. Many of our articles have product recommendations that get removed by adblockers! Or since you are running a spacer anyway, just get an adapter to go 4lug. Is powdercoating bad for rims? You are prolly better off getting the 5 lug rear and redrilling the hubs for 4x100 (if that is possible).
There is a correct alignment. we like to use diluted dish soap or hair spray as alternatives. Most ZHP arms are 21mm. Your email address will not be published. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. I just plan to grind it down a bit. I know I'm bringing this back from the dead but how well did that swaybar mounting position work for you? DIY VIDEO – PART-2: Installation. BMW Single Pivot front suspension on E30, E36, E46, Z3, & Z4.
I will be installing control arms and bushings on my E30/1990 in the future. Also, CLICK HERE to see our PHOTO DIY for E30, E36, E46, Z3, Z4 control arm and bushing replacement. When I select my car, the mounted ones are not shown. Required fields are marked *.
Note the E46 control arm shown below is about a 90 degree bend while the stock E30 control arm is more of a 110-120* offset. Control arm bushings are easy to diagnose, but determining how much wear on the ball joints is too much, isn’t as easy. keep this thread updated, very interesting how you make out with this.
You want flat contact. The 1996-99 E36 M3 accomplishes this by changing the control arm geometry (as noted above) and using centered control arm bushings. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Still have a question? by Yoshi » Mon Oct 11, 2010 1:18 pm, Post Or, a statement on handling explaining how the vehicle may be mishandling,,,and so the remedy is introduced. We've designed them offset to re-center the wheel, and give your e30/e36 the correct caster. Here is a quick and easy way to add angle, track width, caster, and camber to your E30 or E36! BAVauto® Technical evolution 02, E21, E30, E36, to E46 (56k warning, lots of detail), How to find an exhaust rattle using a rubber mallet. The explanation of the symptoms that would lead to replacement of the control arms and/or bushings is in the text of the blog post. Of these, the most common source of front-end vibration is weak control arm bushings. One question… What’s the best way to determine if the control arm needs replacement? The offset version E46 Hex Treehouse Control Arm Mounts for the E30/E36 allow you to take full advantage of the added track width and caster of the E46 control arms. Ive been curious about that for a while. amzn_assoc_asins = "B01NARZS3T,B011DTHOSM,B009PQB5JU,B004GZDLIS"; “To whip up a handy tool to install the new bushing/brackets on to the control arms, drill holes in the end of the 3/8″ steel pipe that match up with the widest slots on the harmonic balancer puller. Answer is... it depends. amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; NOTE: Never use a pickle-fork to separate the ball joints if you intend to reuse the control arm (and ball joints), as the fork will typically tear the ball joint’s rubber boot. Get it as soon as Fri, Oct 16. A solid industrial vise will be able to install any bushing on an E30 without trouble and I find is much better then using a hydraulic press. ALSO..... Yoshi runs 17's with a LARGE tire, and this is why he went this route, he was hitting the frame with the tires at lock- I think he posted all of that up in the beginning, but then again that could have been on tech *shrugs*. This is a pic of a factory E30 arm back to back (or ass to ass, depending on how extensive your pop culture knowledge is) with an E46 control arm. 14) Replace the wheel/tire and torque the lug bolts to the proper torque spec. Assemble the pipe/all-thread/puller on the control arm.
We will ship it separately in 10 to 15 days. A large socket (1-1/4″) makes a great adapter to allow the center bolt of the balancer puller to push the bushing on to the end of the control arm.”.
If the tapered pin is still not releasing, you will have to resort to a “pickle-fork”.
What is the advantage of running them? If you are installing pre-assembled bushing and bracket assemblies, skip to step 11. This article only really applies to OEM rubber bushings as poly and solid bushings slide on by hand. Top. This entry was posted on September 17, 2014 at 2:27 pm and is filed under Do it Yourself. i thought the e36 3.2 arms brought the wheel more to the front than any other arms, Well, I may be wrong about the wheels being moved back- but I was under the impression that, that's what happens. Take note of any alignment marks, as well as the proper orientation (left / right and front / back) of the mount bracket. Yeah, the only nice part about 5 lug IMO is after you do the e46 arm swap, your rear needs to be widened... which would be best done with the M3 coupe* (i think) Its much wider than our rear end. by Yoshi » Thu Apr 01, 2010 12:45 pm, Post Note that it may be necessary to resort to the pickle-fork due to a lack of area to use the hammer, as a first course of action. Well, yes, there can be.
Notice how there's like, a fuckton more space with the E30 arm compared to the E46 arm? are the lolly pops enough to bring the wheel to the middle because of the 90 degree bend of the e46 arm for a e36 5lug swap?
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