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Old 03-02-2010, 02:31 PM   #20881
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If the RTABs are stock then those are probably shot or on their way out. Do you feel any bit of vagueness from the tail when you get on it? That's how mine felt when I got it, it's very subtle but on large sweeping turns or under hard acceleration you could feel it. It's not like the car feels out of control, but you can definitely notice the difference when you swap the new ones in (have to get an alignment when you're done).

The FCABs should be looked at too. Mine are still stock, I was checking them the other day and they looked fine. Debating whether I should just knock them out since they are an easy swap. I would probably just buy another set of stock bushings.

What production month is your car, the later 95's had some changes to them (including some of the bushings, etc.). Mine is an 8/95 and has most of the changes I'm aware of.
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Old 03-02-2010, 03:16 PM   #20882
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6/95. no, she feels solid as hell to me. ryan? you've ridden in her, and i know you are lurking...care to comment? and its funny you say "when you get on it." anyone that knows me knows i basically stay on it! i'll be looking at everything i can (w/in reason) this weekend when i have her up to do the billies.
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Old 03-02-2010, 04:13 PM   #20883
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I have 208K on the clock I think, but not like 20k or 30k ago I had her at Racewerks and John said they were looking worn but still had time on them. Im assuming they were replaced before. Or were always diven by an 80 year old man... I dunno
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Old 03-02-2010, 04:28 PM   #20884
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You guys are lucky mine were done when I got it and they were causing me to eat through tires. All is well now though, I do want to check the tranny mount too though. Anyone put limiters or new rubber on theirs?
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Old 03-02-2010, 04:38 PM   #20885
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im a DIY *****. if i can DIY, i will love to get w/ you and help/watch/pass you beer
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Old 03-02-2010, 04:45 PM   #20886
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... ughhh why cant I have money for these

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Old 03-02-2010, 04:49 PM   #20887
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saw someone from this forum today...battlefield blvd. e46fanatics sticker in the window. silver 325 or 328 I couldn't tell. Very nice HID highbeam and fogs.
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Old 03-02-2010, 05:31 PM   #20888
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Old 03-02-2010, 06:49 PM   #20889
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shaved e36 M3 skirts for sale. 100 bucks. can maybe deliver. im in yorktown, but depending...i can travel. will NOT ship. its just not worth it unless you really really want shaved skirts. just being honest.
20 bucks for u if u help me sell them
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Old 03-02-2010, 06:57 PM   #20890
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... ughhh why cant I have money for these

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so the dude wants 1400 bucks for 600 bucks worth of wheels and 600 bucks worth of tires???

soooo bored at work.
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Old 03-02-2010, 07:18 PM   #20891
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Yes sir, I can weld aluminum. Ehh, polishing isn't my thing because I've never done it. Wouldn't want to mess it up but I can get it to a semi smooth product.
has to be some polishing.. im thinking i want these holes, filled in, and mad to look solid.





filled in to look almost like these... however this is a works, shingarm, prolly machines from a single piece of billet, costing $3+ k so yeah, i want the look, not the bill.



without the high polish finish.
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Old 03-02-2010, 07:23 PM   #20892
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so the dude wants 1400 bucks for 600 bucks worth of wheels and 600 bucks worth of tires???

soooo bored at work.
gold paint fool. that shi1ts expensive
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Old 03-02-2010, 07:25 PM   #20893
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shot RTABS = sh1t alignment, weird tire wear (center of thread) rubbing on dips from toe being off.
unstable handling on less than perfect surface. back end feels loose like tires are slipping
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has to be some polishing.. im thinking i want these holes, filled in, and mad to look solid.


filled in to look almost like these...

without the high polish finish.
dude. ew.
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dude. ew.
ew what?
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Found it..

this is exactly what i want done? except not painted of course...look at the swingarm....




what do u think?
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different on both sides? i don't like it. i like the "cleanliness" of the swingarm...but not the fact that they are different if that makes sense
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Old 03-02-2010, 07:53 PM   #20898
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almost all modern bikes are different side to side, the extra torsional rigidity needed on the chain side i think is the reason. lately the brake side on most bikes is shaped like a boomarang to give the exhaust clearance.
in either case, i think i want to try it, depending on what Calvin says.
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Man, polishing that would take quite awhile and lots of sand paper.
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