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Old 04-27-2016, 10:35 PM   #1
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[FOR RENT]Special tools for rear trailing arm, Differential and Subframe bushings

Hello Bimmers!:

The following tools are for rent:

1. Rear trailing arm /ball joint tool set : $30/week, $55/10 days, $75/14 days (deposit: $300)
2. Differential rear bushing tool : $24/week, $35/10 days, $55/14 days (deposit: $130)
3. Differential front bushing tool: $24/week, $35/10 days, $55/14 days (deposit: $130)
4. Subframe bushing tool set: $40/week, $65/10 days, $75/14 days (deposit $300)

These are special tools necessary for e46/e85 rear suspension service. I bought them and made bushing/ball joint changing much easier. Now I posted them for rent. The details and introduction are posted below.

To make sure both of us getting protected, I suggest using paypal for transaction. I am responsible for paying paypal fee.

If you want an easy swap of subframe, I also have a rebuilt one for sale (with core change program). Please refer to the thread: https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...6#post17059276

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TOOL INTRODUCTIONS:

1. Rear trailing arm /ball joint tool set:

Replace ALL THREE bushings/ball joints in rear trailing arm (similar to KT20377 rear axle tool set). Designed for #4 (RTAB),#2 and #3 (small bushing and/or ball joint) replacement. Changing those bushings and balljoints will be a super easy task.



What is the tool look like:





2. E46/E85 differential rear bushing tool

Replace the problematic differential REAR bushing (Similar to KT20297). This bushing is easily worn out, causing notorious clicking noise. This tool could remove and install differential rear bushing easy and smooth.

What is the tool like:



3. E46/E85 differential front bushing tool

Replace 2 differential FRONT bushings (Similar to KT20231). Those are two smaller bushings in the front of differential.

What is the tool like:





4.Subframe bushing tool set

Replace 4 subframe - chassis bushings (similar to KT20312). This is the most complicated tool set. But it is a must to replace 4 bushing if you don't want to use uncommon methods like burning

Tool Picture (I only have working picture of this tool):



All these are quality tools. I would lower the price if you want to rent it longer or rent multiple tools at one time. PM me for details

I found the company manufacturer those tools post video tutorials on Youtube:






Note:

1. The renter is responsible for paying the return shipping. For one-week plan and some 10-day plans, renter is responsible for paying both-way shipping cost. For all two-week plan and some 10-day plan, one-way shipping was paid by myself.

2. To make everyone happy, I will pay the paypal fee and there is no ANY OTHER HIDDEN fee.

3. I understand sometime things happens. I will be happy to grant you 1-2 day extension for free.

4. The screw for those tools are easily stripped. Be sure lubricating screw thread using grease every time. For some tools, the original screw has stripped by previous renter. I will send you a new screw and tell you how to modify the tool to fit the new screw. All necessary tools and parts will be included with NO EXTRA COST.

5. If you stripped, or even break a screw, don't worry. I will send you a new one for only $5+shipping or I will give you an instruction how to make an alternative home-made screw to finish the job on time. Trust me, I tested the alternative home-made screw works perfectly if you can find the correct material.

For more details, PM me and I will reply as quickly as possible.

Thanks
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Old 05-01-2016, 01:26 AM   #2
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Old 05-03-2016, 02:33 PM   #3
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Old 05-03-2016, 09:47 PM   #4
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Old 05-08-2016, 03:14 AM   #5
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Definitely will consider doing this in the future. Diff bushing repairs are expensive and aren't something you can do with at home tools. Not to mention the right tools make it easy. Ideally would like to do diff and subframe bushings all at the same time. You'll probably hear from me later
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Old 06-05-2016, 03:36 PM   #6
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How much for all three tools?
Theyre for the RTA ball joints, the big diff bushing and the 2 smaller diff bushings correct?
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Old 06-05-2016, 06:29 PM   #7
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How much for all three tools?
Theyre for the RTA ball joints, the big diff bushing and the 2 smaller diff bushings correct?
Yes. The tools I have could remove and install three bushings/Balljoints on RTA, three diff bushings (2front 1rear). The rental fee depends on how long you want to use them. I have posted on the thread.
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Old 06-27-2016, 03:38 PM   #8
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bump! All the tools are back except differential front bushing tool! ready for ship!
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Old 06-27-2016, 07:49 PM   #9
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Huajiachicat is an asset to the community here, I just rented all these tools (WHICH ARE A MUST) from him, very communicative, fair and understanding. A+.
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Old 07-19-2016, 12:49 PM   #10
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Any of these tools do the upper inner rear control arm bushings?
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Old 07-19-2016, 01:02 PM   #11
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A tool isn't even made for them. I'd suggest taking to a shop with a press or just replacing the arm entirely (they come with the bushing pressed in), it is that frustrating to try with any of these bushing tools. They work great for all the others.
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Old 07-23-2016, 11:45 PM   #12
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Any of these tools do the upper inner rear control arm bushings?
As Nick said, the best way to do this job is a hydrolic press. I haven't replace them yet but I think some 12-point socket (21mm to 30mm) might work. I will try sometime next week
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Old 08-21-2016, 01:05 PM   #13
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Is the rear control arm tool available?

Thanks Charlie
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Old 08-21-2016, 01:29 PM   #14
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Is the rear control arm tool available?

Thanks Charlie
I wander which "control arm" you mentioned here? rear trailing arm (#1) or upper/lower control arm (#5 and #13)

I have tools for rear trailing arm bushings, will be available on Monday. For upper/lower control arm bushings, I recommend using a hydraulic presser.

PM me if you are interested.
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Old 08-21-2016, 03:42 PM   #15
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My apologies. I was interested in #1 Rear trailing arm /ball joint tool set
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Old 08-21-2016, 04:05 PM   #16
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My apologies. I was interested in #1 Rear trailing arm /ball joint tool set
yes!we have that available now. Just PM me for more details

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Old 09-14-2016, 05:22 PM   #17
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Hi, i have an e46m3, it has different differential bushings. Do you know which of these work for the bushings there?
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Old 09-14-2016, 06:35 PM   #18
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Hi, i have an e46m3, it has different differential bushings. Do you know which of these work for the bushings there?
To be honest, I don't know either. If you measure and tell me the inner and outer diameter of E46 M3 differential bushings, I would measure the tools to see if they fit.

I think H.C.B-A1153 would fit E46 M3 lower differential bushing mounted on subframe. I saw some threads people use BAUM tools #B3333370 to replace that one. The BAUM B3333370 is the exact replica of H.C.B-a1153. So I assume they will fit.

For two upper bushing on the differential itself. I recommend using a hydraulic press to replace.

If you want to have a try and found it doesn't work, I will not charge you any money. What you need to do is to ship it back (I will pay the coming shipping too).

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interested in HCBA1087, is it available? When can you ship it?
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Old 10-04-2016, 09:26 AM   #20
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interested in HCBA1087, is it available? When can you ship it?
One guy contact me yesterday about A1087. He might want to rent it this week. I am looking forward his reply. I could ship you next Monday if nothing happened or I have to work out with him first.
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