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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 09-06-2013, 02:49 PM   #1
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Clunk in the Trunk hehe

So I've had a clunk in my trunk area on both sides going over bumps at slower speeds. I think I may have found the culprit. Click image for larger version

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This is the driver side end link in the rear. The passenger looks just as bad. My question is can I replace it with a stock e46 end link or would I have to go with a hotchkis end link since that is what the sway bar is. Also with the brackets that hold it to the frame would those be stock as well since I can't seem to find them separate from a whole hotchkis sway kit. Thanks!

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Old 09-06-2013, 03:21 PM   #2
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You can replace with stock end link. The bracket will just come out of there or you can buy a new one too. You will have to drop the whole rear sway bar out to get the bastard in as the bottom bushing is pressed on...ask me how I know.
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