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Old 08-18-2011, 01:30 PM   #21
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It's not hard. You'll need to remove the 3 diff bolts so you can wiggle it around to remove the inner bolts. The outer bolts are easy. I don't know why everyone is making this out to be a hard job.
Quick question - just installed the camber arms. Now I'm trying to fit the diff back into place and the passenger side fastener/bolt is not going in smoothly. It's taking more force than I'm comfortable with. Any ideas?

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Old 08-27-2011, 01:51 PM   #22
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I just did this in about 3 hours on my 325xi.. tip for y'all:
-loosen the front diff bolts, don't remove them
-remove rear diff bolt
-pry diff to the pass side
-jack diff up about 3/4"
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Old 08-27-2011, 01:59 PM   #23
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Old 02-04-2012, 11:57 PM   #24
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looks like a hella bump.

Anyone have success on the shortened bolt method? I was thinking about dremmeling off the existing bolt, then purchasing a new bolt, dremmeling off the end about 5mm and the head that the socket locks onto as well about 3 mm. Anyong think that would work? Im trying to avoid dropping the diff and such..
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:34 PM   #25
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is it same thing to buy this turner motors arms or some like this on ebay?

quality is same?
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Old 01-11-2013, 02:45 AM   #26
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can someone just write like, the steps/ a write up? planning to do this soon.
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