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Old 07-25-2014, 09:18 AM   #1
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Coupe rear end links

I tried searching for a quick DIY but didn't find one for a non m coupe.
I got under the car and looked at them real quick, and it looks like I could do it with the car on the ground pretty easily. Is there something to this that I'm not getting or is it just that easy?
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Old 07-25-2014, 09:58 AM   #2
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They can be removed with the car on the ground, if you Hercules. Why? The roll bar is tensioned. Put the rear end on jack stands, remove the wheels.


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I tried searching for a quick DIY but didn't find one for a non m coupe.
I got under the car and looked at them real quick, and it looks like I could do it with the car on the ground pretty easily. Is there something to this that I'm not getting or is it just that easy?
how will you fit under the car without lifting it up? just lift the rear.

also why are you replacing them? rear links really do not wear. i've seen them on 300,000 mile 15+ year old e36s and they are as solid as brand new pieces.
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They're the same as Sedan links man. Even if they're not, it couldn't be much simpler. It's two bolts and two nuts per arm left and right and then two nuts and bolts holding the bushing brackets to the middle of the chassis. You need a two 13mm wrenches and a 17mm.
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They're the same as Sedan links man. Even if they're not, it couldn't be much simpler. It's two bolts and two nuts per arm left and right and then two nuts and bolts holding the bushing brackets to the middle of the chassis. You need a two 13mm wrenches and a 17mm.
coupe links are better handling bro. c'mon
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Old 07-27-2014, 12:35 AM   #6
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my sway bar bends easily, so I was replacing the bushings and end links. I guess the 19mm bar could just be too small, but I can move my bar with my thumb on the end.
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