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  1. BMW Specialty tools-rent

    E46 BMW Tools for sale or rent
    I have bought a few of the specialty tools that make doing some of the ugly jobs on these cars really easy. The tools are (generally) Baum, Koch, or KTC. Here's the deal: You provide a cash money deposit for the full retail price of the tool. When you return it, undamaged, I return the deposit...
  2. FS: Control Arm Bushing Tool

    NY / NJ / CT
    I'm selling the Koch Tools KT20249 control arm bushing tool. It makes removing and installing bushings much easier. I used it once and it saved me a lot of headache. The tool is in brand new condition. Asking: $100 Location: Staten Island, NY
  3. E46 330 WTB: Front Struts and FCABs

    Suspension and Braking
    Looking for used Bilstein B6 or Koni Sports front struts. I have the sports suspension (M-Technik). I'm also looking for the controller arm bushings as well. I'm in the Los Angeles area and am willing to pick up. Thanks!
  4. Airbag recall - light still on?

    General E46 Forum
    Looking at an 01 330i which was affected by the airbag recall, however the airbag light is still on. Seller says it might be a bad censor however it's suspicious that it was recalled but the light is still on. Also requires some force to get into second or third gear which seller also says is...
  5. 330i Suspension - bushing and shocks

    Suspension & Braking
    Hello! :hi: I recently installed new polyurethane bushings on my car and uncovered a different problem! :blah: Front shocks are completely shot. I will eventually be needing rear shocks but they are not as bad. Mechanic said that front shocks/struts are 1st priority. I received an estimate...
  6. Quick Review: Condor Speed Shop Offset UHMW FCABs

    Suspension & Braking
    This is going to be a quick review of Condor Speed Shop's UHMW offset front control arm bushing. Thought I'd do a write up since I haven't found one yet. Unfortunately I don't have many pictures of what I did so you'll just have to bear with me. The bushing consists of a UHMW polyethylene...
  7. E46 M3 New Suspension, Bushing, and Brake Parts (SS Lines, Bimmerworld, PFC 08) Updated

    Suspension and Braking
    Bought these not too long ago, then found out I was getting stationed in Japan. Everything is OBO, keep in mind its new E46 M3 Turner Motorsports Camber Caster Plates (New, no box)- $300 Everything below purchased from Bimmerworld new Powerflex Black Series - RTA Bushings (NIB) - $85 -...
  8. Help no longer needed

    Hey guys, I would like someone to let me borrow their space for a transmission flush. flush on my E46. The services below (Wash your car, program features into your E46) are still up for grabs as my thank you for your time. Should'nt be longer than 2 hours. I won't do this on my own because I...
  9. More clunks: wheelbase length changes, hard shifts

    General E46 Forum
    Hey guys, I'm back with another thread. I thought I could figure out my issue without the threads, but my suspect failed part (CSB) doesn’t match others symptoms. I can’t find any threads that describe some of the symptoms I have. I’m sure if I knew the failing part I could find answers easier...
  10. Rear End RANDOM clunck

    Suspension & Braking
    Ok I know 9/10 of you are wondering why there is yet another post on a rear end clunk. Well I have actually read many many threads on this and I'm still out of ideas. BACKGROUND: 2001 BMW 330Ci There IS a diff cluck and I do need to change those bushings. However, this can easily be...
  11. Help! Suspension issues. Shocks or bushings?

    Suspension & Braking
    I apologize in advance if someone has already posed this same question, but i was unable to find the answer. I have a 2002 325ci that just ticked over to 130,000 mi, with the sport suspension. It behaves normally on flat surfaces, but when I hit a curb cut in a weird, drive on a rough...
  12. FS - Meyle HD Front Control Arm Bushings + Carrier - $60 pickup, $70 shipped

    Selling brand new Meyle Heavy Duty front control arm bushings + carrier! Comes with original box and all of the hardware that came with the box. Not worth the shipping and restocking fee to return them, so I'm selling them locally. Typically retails for $80+ online. Fits ALL e46 sedans +...
  13. Control Arms, LCAB, or. Steering Coupler

    General E46 Forum
    So I have replaced my control arm bushings to stop the tramlining issues. However it still is all over the place. And makes a loud clunk/thud when spiking the brakes and messes with steering input or when hitting bumps. Is there a easy way to check the other small bushings on the control arms...
  14. Rear backing plates

    E46 Xi Forum
    Does anyone know where I can get rear backing plates for both the driver and the passenger side for a 2001 bmw 330 xi?
  15. Control arm bushings

    General E46 Forum
    I have play in my Control Arm Bushings and the steering wheel has slight vibration at high speeds. Could this be causing the slight vibration. Just changed front rotors, both control arms and drive axle.
  16. Lower Control Arm questions

    Suspension & Braking
    I have a 2001 325cic with 55,000 miles. I have some steering wheel shimmy that has come on recently. Car steers straight and rides good, new tires and alignment 1 year ago. No noises or pulls. Noticed that there is play in the LCA bushing. My question is should I replace just the bushings or...
  17. Control Arms, Replace or Bushing Only

    Suspension & Braking
    ECS has a kit with (Meyle) Control Arms and Brackets for $374.95 and a "Genuine" BMW kit for $608.95; Bushings with brackets are only $91.27/$155.11; and just bushings are $45/$86. Since I am doing **tons** of differed maintenance both mechanical and cosmetic, how do I know if my control...
  18. Springs: 2 replace or not 2 replace = ?

    General E46 Forum
    I am "rejuvenating" my suspension and was wondering how can I tell (diagnose) if my springs needs replacing? Do they those their "springy-ness"? I am on a budget and rather not spend money I don't have on something that is still good. My 1st DIY was (last weekend's) rear lower control arm...
  19. Steering feels loose

    Suspension & Braking
    I noticed when I have low pressure in my tires like almost flat the steering feels tight. When I inflate the tires to around 32 or 34 the steering feels loose. Anyone familiar with what the cause could be?
  20. Fs: Powerflex rear polyurethane bushings

    Suspension and Braking
    Item is on Ebay, everyone here knows what these are so am not gonna bother w/ descriptions. Part number and all specs found on ebay - use the link. Thanks.