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Old 09-09-2013, 02:37 PM   #1
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What FCABs should I use on my street/track M3?

I drive my M3 on the track and street. I do not want to use PowerFlex. Anyone have experience with Rogue Engineering's FCABS, street or track poly? I am on the stock suspension, but do use R-Comps and have added negative camber. Recommendations appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 09-09-2013, 02:39 PM   #2
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Since it's used on the street, I would just use stock.
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I'll go halfway between poly and Mango's recommendation and suggest Meyle HDs. Still rubber so they aren't harsh for daily street use, but they're still roughly 20% stiffer for sharper response and ability to handle track days.
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I'll go halfway between poly and Mango's recommendation and suggest Meyle HDs. Still rubber so they aren't harsh for daily street use, but they're still roughly 20% stiffer for sharper response and ability to handle track days.
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Thanks guys. I have gone through two sets of PowerFlex. Both have failed on the passenger side within one track event and a negligible amount of street driving. Any ideas? Will stock hold up? I replaced the stock bushing (assuming original) at 100k miles because it too had failed on the passenger side. Driver's side is always fine.
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Re: What FCABs should I use on my street/track M3?

Always the passenger side and always that quickly makes me think there's a contributing factor. Have you ever replaced the control and ball joints? Maybe they're more worn out on the passenger side and that's harder on that fcab...

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What FCABs should I use on my street/track M3?

What exactly happened to your powerflex bushings? How did they fail
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Always the passenger side and always that quickly makes me think there's a contributing factor. Have you ever replaced the control and ball joints? Maybe they're more worn out on the passenger side and that's harder on that fcab...

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That's a thought I had as well. I'll do one more FCAB switch before swapping out those more expensive parts.

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Thanks guys. I have gone through two sets of PowerFlex. Both have failed on the passenger side within one track event and a negligible amount of street driving. Any ideas? Will stock hold up? I replaced the stock bushing (assuming original) at 100k miles because it too had failed on the passenger side. Driver's side is always fine.
prob because the passenger side is closer to the exhaust heat
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prob because the passenger side is closer to the exhaust heat
I tend to agree with you...the bushings on that side do appear to be melting then eventually tearing.
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Old 09-11-2013, 08:50 AM   #17
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I am going with the RE track bushing. Will let you guys know how it works out once I install it and get on the track.
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Prob too late but I sell pre-pressed AKG poly FCABs here. AKGs have a great reputation and great reviews for e46m3.

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Old 10-23-2013, 02:25 PM   #19
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Re: What FCABs should I use on my street/track M3?

You know what, I went with the stock bushing and they did fine on track and didn't melt like the PF bushing.

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Old 10-23-2013, 03:01 PM   #20
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treehouse and be done with it... the PF tends to melt if not properly heat shielded. There is no added NVH with the treehouse, never had a problem on two different M3s.
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