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Forum: General E46 Forum 07-30-2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,617
Posted By Red 90
Most people on this forum are car fanatics, which...

Most people on this forum are car fanatics, which means we have a passion for our cars and will generally do more than the average person to keep it up and take care of it. We look at our cars not...
Forum: Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning 07-19-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 738
Posted By Red 90
Wouldn't it be cheaper to sell the 325I and get a...

Wouldn't it be cheaper to sell the 325I and get a manual zhp and do additional mods on it. The engine, tranny, seats and steering wheels should easily make up for the difference in a used 325i vs...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-18-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 12,962
Posted By Red 90
Yup, people will attribute these issues to the...

Yup, people will attribute these issues to the cost of having the best driving experience. I would subscribe to this theory if a company is pushing the boundaries of new technology and the new...
Forum: Suspension & Braking 07-17-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 561
Posted By Red 90
that was just for my E46 2003 325I. It's what...

that was just for my E46 2003 325I. It's what the service personnel wrote to me via email when I inquired about the rear shocks on my warranty replacement.
Forum: Suspension & Braking 07-17-2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 561
Posted By Red 90
The replacements for the BMW I RWD models are...

The replacements for the BMW I RWD models are BE5-2725, which is now a 46mm tube with a 14mm rod. Previously they were a 36mm tube with an 11mm rod.
Forum: Suspension & Braking 07-16-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 561
Posted By Red 90
Just make sure they have the updated rear shock....

Just make sure they have the updated rear shock. Their original one that came with the pss kit failed miserably. I have had 3 rear shocks fail on me. Luckily they gave lifetime warranty. I've haven't...
Forum: Suspension & Braking 07-16-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 989
Posted By Red 90
Keep in mind when you lower the car, you should...

Keep in mind when you lower the car, you should do an alignment as well. I would stay away from the racelands if you can. They may work fine to begin with but will likely degrade very quickly. ...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-16-2013, 12:51 AM
Replies: 341
Views: 12,962
Posted By Red 90
As much as I'm bitching about some of the things...

As much as I'm bitching about some of the things that annoy me, I must also give credit where credit is due. All the electrical connectors I've pulled and connected have been awesome. It's a far...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-15-2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 12,962
Posted By Red 90
Maybe my experiences differ from yours 1. FCAB...

Maybe my experiences differ from yours
1. FCAB failed at 30,000 km... way to early for any bushing
2. Reliability can easily be fixed with some small metal parts like the bleeder screw and metal...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-15-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 12,962
Posted By Red 90
Things that make you question what BMW was thinking...

My car has about 150K on it and I've had my fair share of maintenance to deal with. As much as I love my E46 and can appreciate the german engineering and how meticulous it is... there are a few...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-15-2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 503
Posted By Red 90
Did you check the ball joints on your control...

Did you check the ball joints on your control arms. It's a common failure and cause of the vibration.
Forum: Suspension & Braking 06-25-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 888
Posted By Red 90
The rears are much easier to do than the fronts. ...

The rears are much easier to do than the fronts. My mechanic lets me use his lift and tools. So in his shop I'm able to change out both rear shocks and springs in an hour to an hour and a half. ...
Forum: Suspension & Braking 06-21-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By Red 90
Good that you got that figured out as it could...

Good that you got that figured out as it could have ended up in a very dangerous situation. If your spring dislodged while driving, you could lose control and had a real nasty accident. It's pretty...
Forum: Suspension & Braking 06-19-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,681
Posted By Red 90
Keep in mind that not all shocks are built the...

Keep in mind that not all shocks are built the same. Even with adjustable shock, you don't know what the shock profile looks like and whether or not it's suited for the setup. How the shock behaves...
Forum: Suspension & Braking 06-19-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By Red 90
Wow... if you can do that... there is something...

Wow... if you can do that... there is something seriously wrong there. I'm thinking the rear shock is completely broken off it's mount at the top. If you jack up the car, the rear suspension will...
Forum: Suspension & Braking 06-17-2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By Red 90
Generally speaking, when you lower your car, this...

Generally speaking, when you lower your car, this means that the amount of available suspension travel is decreased. This usually means that the spring rates needs to be increased to compensate for...
Forum: Suspension & Braking 06-12-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 510
Posted By Red 90
When you said your car rear end feels like it's...

When you said your car rear end feels like it's shifting around, I figured it was like it was tramlining or feels like it's being blown around by heavy wind. This usually is the rtab as when it gets...
Forum: Suspension & Braking 06-11-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 510
Posted By Red 90
I don't think the adjustable endlinks are the...

I don't think the adjustable endlinks are the reason for your sloppy rear suspension. Most likely it's due to worn RTAB. There are a couple of reasons why adjustable endlinks are needed. One of...
Forum: Suspension & Braking 06-11-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 319
Posted By Red 90
Generally speaking, the double A-arm has...

Generally speaking, the double A-arm has advantages of increased camber during cornering leading to better handling. The disadvantage is that it cost more to make, has a penalty in weight. The...
Forum: Suspension & Braking 06-05-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 813
Posted By Red 90
I would check the ball joints on your lower...

I would check the ball joints on your lower control arms and the tie rods from your steering rack. Your control arm bushing is likely shot already as well. If you jack up one side of your car and...
Forum: Suspension & Braking 06-05-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 813
Posted By Red 90
Does the steering wheel shake?

Does the steering wheel shake?
Forum: Suspension & Braking 06-04-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 813
Posted By Red 90
Things to look for would be your front control...

Things to look for would be your front control arm bushing, lower control arms, tie rods, rear trail arm bushing. If those need replacing, I would suggest going with the heavy duty meyle bushings,...
Forum: Suspension & Braking 06-03-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 813
Posted By Red 90
Also keep some money on hand to replace other...

Also keep some money on hand to replace other parts too. Given the age, it's likely the handling problems are also due to worn bushings and ball joints. Might as well do those while your at it.
Forum: Suspension & Braking 06-01-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,370
Posted By Red 90
Fiveightandten, Completely agree!!! :bow: ...

Fiveightandten,

Completely agree!!! :bow:

Curious,

If your dead set on that budget and have to get an externally adjustable suspension, you might as well get a megan racing ksport, BC...
Forum: Suspension & Braking 05-31-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,370
Posted By Red 90
You can look into TCKline. They have an...

You can look into TCKline. They have an adjustable koni shock in the rear that doesn't need to be removed.

http://www.tcklineracing.com/webdocs/Items/Details30.cfm

You can combine that with...
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