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The BMW E46 ///M3 is the M version E46 and puts out an amazing 333 HP and 262 lb-ft of torque at stock specs! There are an amazing amount of modifications for both the coupe and convertible models so read up and get started modifying your cars today!

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Old 02-14-2013, 03:22 PM   #1
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Alignment after FRONT CABs?

Doing my front control arm bushings this weekend. Will I need to realign?

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Old 02-14-2013, 03:38 PM   #2
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Usually no, changing FCABs won't change alignment. However, if the car was aligned with worn components it may be changed after they're replaced.
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:13 AM   #3
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You don't "need" to but if you don't mind then it isn't a bad idea to do it. But you definitely need one if you do RTAB's.
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Old 02-15-2013, 03:59 PM   #4
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When I had my FCABs replaced under warranty at the dealer they replaced the arms as well which required an alignment - it would be a good move for you to have an alignment done afterwords to ensure it is still in spec, as "choxor" said, if the last alignment was done with worn out components it will more than likely need to be adjusted.
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Old 02-15-2013, 04:08 PM   #5
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do I have to do alignment when I dropped the rear approximately 1/2 of an inch more?
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Old 02-15-2013, 04:36 PM   #6
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do I have to do alignment when I dropped the rear approximately 1/2 of an inch more?
It wouldn't be a bad idea but it doesn't have as much effect compared to the front. Personally I would if it were mine but that's just me - I'm a bit "picky."
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