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Old 04-03-2012, 02:13 PM   #14641
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I'm down! I wanna drop a bolt in somebody elses engine and try to fish it out for 3 hours...
As long as it is his, we are doing mine Saturday morning and for that no one is allowed to interupt.
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Old 04-03-2012, 02:16 PM   #14642
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Any chance we could do my end links sometime this week? Should just be 30 mins on the ramps I think.
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Old 04-03-2012, 02:23 PM   #14643
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front endlinks? you need to take the weight off both wheels. I could bring my jack, and use brads jack too
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Old 04-03-2012, 02:24 PM   #14644
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front endlinks? you need to take the weight off both wheels. I could bring my jack, and use brads jack too
I thought it was a loaded job? or is that lcabs....
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Old 04-03-2012, 02:24 PM   #14645
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Valve adjustment party at my place after FF's. We will be doing Jacobs car so I'm gonna be drinking beer and helping as little as possible.


so were going to your place and not jacob's?
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Old 04-03-2012, 02:28 PM   #14646
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Old 04-03-2012, 02:29 PM   #14647
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I cant see the pics, but it sounds like you can do it on ramps in this DIY.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...light=end+link
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Old 04-03-2012, 02:48 PM   #14648
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Maybe cars with oem links and sways are different. Without both wheels of my car off the ground, I couldn't get the bolt to line up. Too much load dialed in (adjustable links).

FCAB's DEFINITELY need to have the car up in the air.

Endlinks are probably the easiest suspension part to do otherwise though.
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Old 04-03-2012, 03:07 PM   #14649
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Any chance we could do my end links sometime this week? Should just be 30 mins on the ramps I think.
Dude, I hate to say it but with this new job, family in town for Easter, and a new nephew and niece I'm super swamped this week.

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front endlinks? you need to take the weight off both wheels. I could bring my jack, and use brads jack too
I have two jacks.

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Maybe cars with oem links and sways are different. Without both wheels of my car off the ground, I couldn't get the bolt to line up. Too much load dialed in (adjustable links).

FCAB's DEFINITELY need to have the car up in the air.

Endlinks are probably the easiest suspension part to do otherwise though.
It depends, if you have non adjustable end links then it can be done with both wheels in the air. If you have adjustable endlinks then you do one in the air and the other while the suspension loaded. Search "dial out pre-load". This must be done or it will put added stress/load on the suspension.
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Old 04-03-2012, 03:24 PM   #14650
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so were going to your place and not jacob's?
Jacobs is Saturday night, we are doing his valves Friday night after Fast Friday's.
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Old 04-03-2012, 03:28 PM   #14651
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Jacobs is Saturday night, we are doing his valves Friday night after Fast Friday's.
Ohhh. gotcha.

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It depends, if you have non adjustable end links then it can be done with both wheels in the air. If you have adjustable endlinks then you do one in the air and the other while the suspension loaded. Search "dial out pre-load". This must be done or it will put added stress/load on the suspension.
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Old 04-03-2012, 03:30 PM   #14652
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Dude, I hate to say it but with this new job, family in town for Easter, and a new nephew and niece I'm super swamped this week.

I have two jacks.

It depends, if you have non adjustable end links then it can be done with both wheels in the air. If you have adjustable endlinks then you do one in the air and the other while the suspension loaded. Search "dial out pre-load". This must be done or it will put added stress/load on the suspension.
No worries! I'm heading to Arkansas next week so I had planned on doing them while there. I figured both tires in the air was the better way to do it, I just got stock replacements(actually got em like 6 months ago), so it should be quick and easy.
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Old 04-03-2012, 03:31 PM   #14653
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Ohhh. gotcha.



brb

This:

The angle is irrelevant.

They are only needed to if you have "preload" in the bar. Having one side adjustable allows you to eliminate the preload.

What is preload? If your car is on prefectly level ground (or an alignment rack), and you unbolt one end of the bar, does the bolt slide in and out without friction? If you have to bend the bar a bit to get the bolt out then the bar is preloaded. i.e. it is exerting a force side-to-side when the car is otherwise static.

If your car is new from the factory it should not be an issue. If you have adjustable ride height then your car is probably not perfectly symetrical and there could be some preload.

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http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum....php?t=1400302
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Old 04-03-2012, 03:34 PM   #14654
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What is the benefit or recommendation of this?
None on a road car. Properly adjusted end links create no pre-load with the car level and at rest. Swaybar preload may be desirable in an oval racer but not in a road car. Preload is created when the endlinks are set to different lengths left to right. Under perfect conditions end links adjusted to the same length will induce no preload. In practice, the end links should be adjusted such that there is no torque on the bar when the car is sitting on the ground.
Ah. I have nothing to worry about. probably.

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Old 04-03-2012, 04:49 PM   #14655
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Seems streetable to me...

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Brad...I need room in my garage, when are you going to pick up the compressor etc? Pay me later.
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:24 AM   #14657
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Done, I'll call you later.
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