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The E46 XI was produced from 01-05 in sedan and touring body styles. Powered by either a 2.5L inline 6 in the 325xi or a 3.0L inline 6 330xi. Discuss all thing about BMW AWD E46 'Xi' here.

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Old 07-04-2013, 11:16 PM   #1
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Anyone here have Poly Fcabs?

Looking for some insight with XI owners running Poly Fcabs..how do they compare? Pros? Cons? I'm still riding on stock suspension but i'd like to start here. I'd like a stiffer feeling in steering..similar to the older model 3 series
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Old 07-07-2013, 07:41 PM   #2
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I have them and they feel very stock to me! Tad stiffer not much though!

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Old 07-08-2013, 12:47 AM   #3
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I ordered some and they should be here any day now.... I have Poly bushings from Whiteline Performance on my GLI and the feel is incredible, It helped me make the easy choice for my xi. I'll report back once I get them and install them this week.
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Old 07-08-2013, 01:46 AM   #4
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I have the powerflex waiting to go on.

I just installed powerflex rtab and to be honest they feel very stock back there - no extra harshness at all. I am putting on fk coilovers and refreshing the control arms and tie rods at the same time, so will be hard for me to tell the effect of the poly fcabs.

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Old 07-08-2013, 06:00 AM   #5
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I've fitted poly fcab and roll bar bushes so far but as I've also fitted coil overs and its set quite low I cant really tell any difference! but only time will tell if they are worth the extra cost over oem
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Old 07-10-2013, 08:45 PM   #6
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I have them and they feel very stock to me! Tad stiffer not much though!

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A tad stiffer in steering or road feel?
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Old 08-18-2013, 04:54 PM   #7
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Old 08-29-2013, 08:00 PM   #8
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I have stock shocks and springs. installed powerflex to both ends. feels awesome. i also totally rebuilt the front end. new: powerflex cabs, control arms, cv axles, sway bar links, ball joints, tie rods and ends, diff oil change.

jsut a thought: have any of you changed your transfer case oil? mine was freaking gross!!
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feel the same to me they are not that much different.
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I have stock shocks and springs. installed powerflex to both ends. feels awesome. i also totally rebuilt the front end. new: powerflex cabs, control arms, cv axles, sway bar links, ball joints, tie rods and ends, diff oil change.

jsut a thought: have any of you changed your transfer case oil? mine was freaking gross!!
Yeah changed mine at the same time as doing almost all the above (bar the CV axles). It smelled freaking gross as gear oil does, but otherwise looked OK for 120k mile gear oil :-).
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Old 12-24-2013, 04:36 PM   #11
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