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Old 01-25-2013, 05:13 PM   #624
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Originally Posted by E46Mango View Post
Awesome. Non-m, I assume? Do those use lock plates? I never understood why E46s don't use lock plates.
You mean the tie rod lock plates like the E30 has? I didn't check the Z3 rack since it came with new tie rods and boots already attached, but they should have lock plates.

The later models install different since you can torque the tie rod assembly to the rock. That's harder to do with the design of the previous generations so lock plates are the way to go.
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