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Old 07-27-2011, 02:54 PM   #1
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Boxes and boxes of Maintance

Lets see where to start for a while now I have been working like crazy. I had to drive my crappy E46 daily. Crappy only referring to the ride quality or lack there of. I had been getting my butt kicked around the lanes for sometime, but was always scared to check bushing because of what I might find. Now lets get to the pictures. This isnt going to be a great diy but if you have questions feel free to post and I will help and explain as best as my keyboard will allow.
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Old 07-27-2011, 03:06 PM   #2
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Here are the parts laid out for tear down and assembly


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Old 07-27-2011, 03:11 PM   #3
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Oil Pan Gastket, New Cooling Fan Upper & lower Radiator hoses, belts, Power steering res. Ireland Engineering Camber Plates, Powerflex FCAB RTAB, Cowl and winsheild gasket and fender linings. And a little motivation........ Coors Light....FTW!!!!


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Old 07-27-2011, 03:12 PM   #4
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Meyle Heavy Duty Control Arms and New Meyle Tie Rod Ends.


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Old 07-27-2011, 03:15 PM   #5
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Night before after the Coors Light was gone and the day light.....



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Old 07-27-2011, 03:18 PM   #6
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Rtabs are done but didnt take any pics it was a pretty simple procedure. Here are some pics of the control arms with fcabs and comparison to old control arms vs new.


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Old 07-27-2011, 03:21 PM   #7
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Now that the control arms are out of the way I will be dropping the sub frame to do the oil pan gasket and new AKG motor mounts and trans mounts. Pics will be posted as soon as the mounts come in and as I drop the subframe....... To Be continued.....
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Wow, thats a huge project. Good luck
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Old 07-27-2011, 03:47 PM   #9
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Old 07-27-2011, 09:01 PM   #11
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Old 07-27-2011, 10:37 PM   #13
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Subscrizzled. Be sure to take plenty of pictures as I will definitely be doing a lot of this in the future.
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You know you love your car when you've been fvcking with it with you on top, with the car on top, from behind, sideways and 69. And you are paying for all this.
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UPS dropped off some parts today. AKG Motorsport Motor Mounts and trans Mounts 75d. Super stoked to get these install and see how it changes the attitude of the car.......
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Trans Mounts not pictured.......duh Winning!!!!!!
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Everything starting to come together, time for torque wrench


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damn sorry about all the pictures disappearing will figure all that out shortly and will be up loading more work in the next few days......
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also have brake work coming up and re-tinting the entire car front windshield and all and defroster repairs
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