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The E46 XI was produced from 01-05 in sedan and touring body styles. Powered by either a 2.5L inline 6 in the 325xi or a 3.0L inline 6 330xi. Discuss all thing about BMW AWD E46 'Xi' here.

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Old 07-20-2019, 10:42 PM   #1
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Non XI rear trailing arms vs XI trailing arms.

Hello guys. I am curious to know if the trailing arms from rwd e46 are the same
Or a direct fit to the trailing arms on my xi. Reason I ask is someone local to me is parting out a rwd 330i and I am considering buying his trailing arms to upgrade my 325xi. I want to do this mod not only to get bigger brakes but also to get parts that are a lot less rusty than my parts.
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Old 07-21-2019, 12:57 AM   #2
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ETK is showing that the XIs got the larger rear bearings and same trailing arm that the RWD 330s got. You will almost certainly need the parking brake and cable to go along with the different rotors, but check the parts diagrams to make sure.
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