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Old 04-02-2012, 03:36 PM   #1
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Fcab help...

I'm in the market for new fcab's for my facelift sedan. My problem is i see two measurements. First is the 60mm and the second is 66mm. I really don't know what to get. Don't want to get the wrong one and be burdened by the hassle of returning or replacing the wrong fitment. Thanks guys.
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Old 04-02-2012, 05:37 PM   #2
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:48 PM   #3
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If you're getting new bushing already pressed into the housings, just get the 66mm. They both fit.
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What year is your sedan? Most of the later ones, and I think that includes all the facelifted models, have 66mm FCAB lollipops (housings). If you buy new 66mm bushings with new lollipops, then you shouldn't have a problem, unless you have an Xi, as I think the Xi might take a different bushing.

Or go measure your existing lollipops.
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You need to get 66mm ones.


E46s(non M) originally had 60mm bushes when they were available for market in 1998 , but later in 2001 they were ALL RECALLED to get the 60mm replaced for 66mm.

Unless you're buying aftermarket bushes separately and want to press them into your housing by yourself you DONT need to measure anything. Just buy the 66mm bushes already pressed into the housings
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Thanks for the info guys. I'm getting the ones with the lollipops already so that i don't have to get them pressed.
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I pressed my old ones the other day for new powerflex bushings. And it took less than 10 min with the right tools. I originally bought some derlin 60mm turner bushing for my first car but they were too small for its housings. I've still got them laying around if u need 60mm bushings. But my 01 325 had 66mm and so does my 05 330
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I'm still debating which route to take. Is powerflex or meyle better than oem? I DD my car and don't track. Which is better for daily street use?
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My Myele HD lasted 60k. I just replaced them two weeks ago with Lemfoerders and it feels awesome.
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I'm still debating which route to take. Is powerflex or meyle better than oem? I DD my car and don't track. Which is better for daily street use?
OEM (Lemfoerder) is better than both of those.
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Just wanted to contribute.. I originally replaced my FCABS in March this year and the driver side has gone out already.

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New upper strut mounts/reinforcement kits and front endlinks.

OEM Lemoeders lasted almost 15k miles.
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