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Forum: E46 Xi Forum 05-07-2016, 11:07 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,174
Posted By 76m2002
I also tried the Autozone axles. Initially I...

I also tried the Autozone axles. Initially I thought they were great, as the splines slid right in to the diff with no drama. However, overnight they leaked diff fluid out the splines (I had...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 04-27-2016, 05:05 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 16,024
Posted By 76m2002
Unfortunately, I think you are stuck with the...

Unfortunately, I think you are stuck with the ripping boots with the H&Rs. I started ripping within a few weeks when I tried H&Rs several years ago. I'm on the Eibach springs now with drophats and...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 04-04-2016, 12:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,720
Posted By 76m2002
I have had great results using the trick in post...

I have had great results using the trick in post #35 from this Another Front Axle DIY (http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=1000751&page=2):

The key section is: "Slide the axle as far in...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 03-04-2016, 06:17 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 16,024
Posted By 76m2002
I have the drophats and the Eibachs, and am very...

I have the drophats and the Eibachs, and am very happy with them on the upstate NY roads, which are probably similarly beat-up. The H&R's were just too uncomfortable for a daily driver.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 03-03-2016, 06:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 878
Posted By 76m2002
I fill my transfer case with Redline MTL. I...

I fill my transfer case with Redline MTL. I change the transfer case every 30,000 miles when I also change the diff fluid and transmission fluid. At this mileage (basically every other year) the...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 02-10-2016, 02:09 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 16,024
Posted By 76m2002
A solution for the inner boot would be fantastic....

A solution for the inner boot would be fantastic. The stock boot fits over an adapter which could be transferred to a new boot. The difficulty would be keeping the adapter attached to the boot. ...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 02-10-2016, 01:10 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 16,024
Posted By 76m2002
One option is to replace the cv boots with...

One option is to replace the cv boots with stronger boots. Zander271 found a flexible neoprene boot that should work, and I found a silicone boot made by CVJ Axles that should be more flexible and a...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 02-10-2016, 12:58 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 16,024
Posted By 76m2002
I found similar results on my car comparing the...

I found similar results on my car comparing the angle of inner and outer cv joints with stock springs and eibach springs. I measured the height of the control arm when the car was level, then...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 02-05-2016, 07:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By 76m2002
You could make your own. UUC posted a tip years...

You could make your own. UUC posted a tip years ago about making adjustable end links from common parts: http://www.uucmotorwerks.com/html_techtip/techtips/sway_bar_links.htm

I see UUC now sells...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 02-03-2016, 09:51 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 13,470
Posted By 76m2002
I bought my GKN axle from FCPeuro for $315, with...

I bought my GKN axle from FCPeuro for $315, with free shipping and a lifetime warranty. I wouldn't suggest grease on the boots, as that will just attract dirt that might trap something sharp that...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 02-02-2016, 05:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 13,470
Posted By 76m2002
Nope, you should be set. I went with the GKN...

Nope, you should be set. I went with the GKN also. I tried a cheap axle from Autozone, but the splines fit too loosely in the diff and the diff leaked fluid. I pulled the Autozone axle and returned...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 02-02-2016, 07:07 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 13,470
Posted By 76m2002
Yes, it is the same seal on both sides (you can...

Yes, it is the same seal on both sides (you can verify this on realoem.com).

And yes, some diff fluid will leak when you pull the axle. You don't have to drain the diff, but you will have to top...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 01-31-2016, 08:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 498
Posted By 76m2002
Unfortunately, I'm not aware of any control arms...

Unfortunately, I'm not aware of any control arms for the xi that have replaceable ball joints. I'm not familiar with replaceable dust boots for the ball joint, but such boots are made (a quick...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 01-23-2016, 08:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,198
Posted By 76m2002
Xi's are great in the snow. I have a winter set...

Xi's are great in the snow. I have a winter set of wheels with Hakkapeliitta snows, and my xiT goes anywhere in upstate NY. One tip: with lots of fresh snow, turn the DSC off. The DSC thinks...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 01-18-2016, 01:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 447
Posted By 76m2002
CV boots and lowered xi's

An update on the ripping cv boot saga for xi's that are lowered. Zander271 has sourced some nice neoprene expandable boots, and I bought a pneumatic CV boot installer from ECS Tuning to try out the...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 01-17-2016, 11:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 981
Posted By 76m2002
I've changed these bushings twice now, and have...

I've changed these bushings twice now, and have never been able to remove them by hand. Perhaps I need to eat more spinach!
I find that a bearing puller works a little better than a 3-jaw puller,...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 01-15-2016, 06:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 981
Posted By 76m2002
Replace control arm bushing while on car?

I need to replace my front control arm bushings (the cylindrical bushings in the lollypop holder at the back of the control arm). Can this be done while the control arms are still attached to the...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 01-13-2016, 04:29 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 13,470
Posted By 76m2002
This is brilliant, thank you! I have always...

This is brilliant, thank you! I have always struggled with the hammering, trying to keep the axle straight, pounding, all the while wondering if I was trashing the bearings. I found this DIY while...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 12-27-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 526
Posted By 76m2002
Thanks for the measurements! A few of us have...

Thanks for the measurements! A few of us have been looking for awhile for more durable boots, and your measurements will help us home in on some potential solutions.
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 12-22-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,497
Posted By 76m2002
Does anyone have a spare axle or stock boots that...

Does anyone have a spare axle or stock boots that they could use to measure the diameter of the wide and narrow end of the boot? I need these dimensions for the Inner and Outer CV Boot to talk with...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 12-22-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,497
Posted By 76m2002
I did some measuring today, try and see if I...

I did some measuring today, try and see if I could figure out why the cv boots are failing. I put my car up on jack stands, and then with the wheel off I jacked the lower control arm until the...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 12-20-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,497
Posted By 76m2002
Measuring from center of wheel to fender well, I...

Measuring from center of wheel to fender well, I get 14.75" front and 14.125" rear.

I agree about the H&R springs, I didn't care for them on a daily driver. My track car has stiff springs, and...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 12-20-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,497
Posted By 76m2002
I don't have a good "before" side-shot of the car...

I don't have a good "before" side-shot of the car with stock suspension, but here is an old pic of the car in it's native habitat, and you can see the stock "4x4" appearance. So the Eibach springs...
Forum: E46 Xi Forum 12-20-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,497
Posted By 76m2002
So I installed the Eibach Pro springs and the...

So I installed the Eibach Pro springs and the SupremePower Drophats. I guess the Eibachs really don't have much drop, because even with the Drophats there is only 0.725" drop from stock in the...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 12-13-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 595
Posted By 76m2002
I was wondering about this, but thought I'd ask...

I was wondering about this, but thought I'd ask before grinding away. What might work is to raise the front regulator tracks to raise the front of the window.
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