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Old 01-28-2014, 11:45 PM   #141
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what are lemforder limiters? can you link these to me?
ECS carries them. They are plastic limiters made by Lemforder IIRC. I will have to check the invoice.
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Old 01-30-2014, 04:39 PM   #142
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http://www.oembimmerparts.com/BMW_M3...7kiteoemm3.htm

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Old 01-30-2014, 06:19 PM   #143
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Nope. Just as I thought, the RTABs are Lemforder. The limiters are aftermarket and tossed in as a kit. That's why it's called a kit. Lemforder would have no bushing making limiters as they don't come as factory equipment. Nothing wrong with them, just know they aren't Lemforder.
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Old 01-30-2014, 06:20 PM   #144
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Old 02-02-2014, 01:47 PM   #145
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On the split bushings, does the orientation of the split matter? Should they be vertical, horizontal, etc?
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It's been a while since I've done it but I think it goes down/up. search around
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The way I have seen it done.....(l).......so split vertical. Don't know if it really matters though. I have one more source to check but it is at home.
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I couldn't find any info while searching, but the old ones were vertical so I put the new ones in vertical as well. I followed Mango's advice on how to set pre-load on the RTABs, and set preload on the inner LCA bushings by jacking up the hub to roughly static height and then tightening the bolt going through the bushing fully. Hopefully that's an OK method??
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Best tool set best price to do all the rear bushings.

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Old 05-10-2014, 06:50 PM   #151
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Just did this today.

Nobody should try to do this without the proper tool, I can't imagine trying it. I used the KTC rear axle service kit and it worked GREAT. Bushings all came out and went in like butter.

I went with powerflex RTABs and upgraded the lower outer control arm bushings to the M3 style



Room for limiters in there, I noticed... not sure if that would be a good idea or not (to pair limiters with poly RTABs), so I emailed powerflex.



I didn't have to remove the rotor, but I did remove the caliper to take pressure off the brake line (was getting pulled on with the suspension fully drooped)

The upper outer rear control arm bushings (the ball joint style) seemed perfectly fine. I probably didn't need to replace them, but had the parts so went ahead and replaced them anyway. I have 94k miles on my car. I suspect those ball joint style bushings will probably last a lifetime.
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Ohhh man, this is the abundance of information on rtab's I was looking for. Thank you a million times over Mango.

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Update: powerflex says not to use limiters with their RTABs. They say the poly restricts the movement the same as the limiters do, so no need for them.
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