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Old 03-20-2013, 11:02 PM   #1
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Unhappy Noise from RTAB limiters

So, this past weekend I installed Meyle HD rtabs and poly limiters...
http://store.bimmerworld.com/e36e46z...px?Thread=True

I researched a lot, printed DIYs and spent the better part of the day doing it. Won't get into that. Anyways, I did the following to a T....

Pressed in bushings with exact equal distance out on both sides (even).
Put poly limiters in the correct way (only way) with beveled sides out.
Pre-aligned bracket "pre loaded" with axel...by the book.
Torqued down to 87ft/lb
Matched up bracket in body to spray marks and torqued down the 3 bolts on each side. Forgot spec but to spec.

On movement of suspension -especially when cold, I get noise from what has to be the poly bushings rotating against the smooth clean metal rtab bracket.

It blew me away that no lithium lube was called out for that mating surface.

Anyways, it turns out I am the only one on the planet that has had this problem according to them. It just does not make sense.

So, I don't think I did anything wrong so should I just spray a bit of lithium lube in between the bracket and limiters?

Anyone else have this issue???
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Old 03-21-2013, 04:10 PM   #2
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Any takers?
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:52 PM   #3
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Mmmmm, how about Liquid Wrench Silicon Spray? Been searching elsewhere for answers.

Really don't want to replace them and have to align rear toe again.
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:09 PM   #4
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Just need to know the best spray lubricant for in between the limiters and metal bracket that is friendly to the rubber Meyle HD rtabs. I would really like to take care of this today.

Feeling desperate....please help.
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