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  1. SOLD: E46 M3 - pair of OE Genuine BMW FCABs (bushings) pre-pressed into OE Genuine housings

    Suspension and Braking
    Had a spare set of empty FCAB lollipops on me and decided to just press in some new bushings then sell the set since the ones on my car are still so new and I do so few miles. See pics below. Condition is perfect/new. Ships USPS priority ($8). $90 shipped/paypal'd. There's a guy who sells the...
  2. New FCABs Bad/Defective?

    General E46 Forum
    Has anyone experienced Lemforder or other brand FCABs going bad almost immediately? Could they have been defective or installed incorrectly? One of the first things I did after buying a 2002 330i last year was to buy a kit of Lemforder parts from FCP Euro and have a reputable shop specializing...
  3. 2 sets of FCAB bushings gone bad in 1 year? Anyone else?

    Suspension & Braking
    I have had to change my FCABs 2 times in the last 12 months. The 2nd set are already shot and ready to be changed again. Ive been told by a local BMW shop that bad batches of FCABs have been produced before and this is likely my issue. Both sets were from MOOG, one from RockAuto and one from...
  4. Any E46 Fs: Fcab

    Suspension and Braking
    SOLD For sale I have a set of FCABs pressed into their 'lollipop' brackets. Condition: New Price: $50 shipped (UPS Ground) Part number(s): 31126783376, 31126757623, 31126777850 You may check compatibility with your vehicle using the part number search on https://www.realoem.com Thanks for...
  5. 2003 330xi Front end shake above 60mph

    E46 Xi Forum
    Hey all, New member here! :) I've been searching around these forums for a while, so I thought I might make a post to gain more concise insights from seasoned bimmer enthusiasts. Background on ride: I bought my xi about 3 years ago and have done some routine maintenance(ie brake pads, turned...
  6. Premature ABS activation (wheels not locked yet); no error codes on OBD

    Suspension & Braking
    My car's ABS activates itself prematurely even before the wheels actually lock. My mechanic suspects the small wheelside ball joint on my right FCA to be loose... loose enough to cause vibrations to the wheel, which then triggers the ABS. However, I've only changed my FCAs last year (approx...
  7. Spec E46 Front Control Arms and Bushings

    Spec E46 racing class forum
    What is everyone in Spec E46 racing using for front control arms and bushings? I've heard of one failure of the Meyle front control arms. Have there been any others? Have others had success with Meyle? What about front control arm bushings? What are people using there and why? Thanks!
  8. Can I reuse some almost new Meyle HD FCABs?

    Suspension & Braking
    Hi Fanatics, I recently bought myself some Meyle HD control arms for my 2004 330ci vert, and to save a few bucks I got ones without bushings pressed on, because the bushings were replaced when I bought the vehicle a couple years ago The bushes are pretty much new, and if possible I'd like to...
  9. Help diagnosing steering wheel play

    Suspension & Braking
    Ok guys, I am looking for some help diagnosing an issue I have on my car. I have a 2005 330i ZHP with 135k miles. While driving on the interstate, the steering wheel has a little bit of play in it, but the main problem is that the tires seem to catch or pull when going over any bumps or even a...
  10. FS - Meyle HD Control Arm Bushings + Carrier - $70 shipped

    Suspension and Braking
    Selling a set of brand new Meyle Heavy Duty front control arm bushings + carriers! Comes with original box and all hardware that came with the box. These typically retail for $80+ online. Fits ALL e46 sedans + coupes; does NOT fit xi's or M3's. $60, SoCal pickup (but can meet halfway if you're...
  11. Mysterious vibration, replaced almost everything, help?

    E46 Xi Forum
    For some time I've been chasing a front end vibration that seems to keep evolving with every attempt to solve the problem. After replacing almost everything it's still there, and I'm at a loss for what it could be. My car: '05 330xi non-sport My symptoms currently: A steering wheel vibration...
  12. Turners clutch line, Subframe bushings, RTABs, Turner Reinforcement Plates

    Suspension and Braking
    As to not kick Nihilations feet out from under him i will price the same items as his asking price. Don't want to hurt anyone's feelings. I sold the car instead of doing the repairs so the parts are sitting in the boxes taking up space. I'm in no hurry to get rid of them though.. Turner...
  13. FCAB replaced - Not sure if done right?

    Suspension & Braking
    So the factory FCAB on my car were worn out - steering would shake during braking, so I replaced them with some Meyle HDs. So now I no longer have the shake during breaking, steering feels pretty tight. Only problem is that i feel like im getting too much feedback from the road. Its hard for me...
  14. E46 M3 New Powerflex Front Control Arm Bushings

    Suspension and Braking
    BRAND NEW, never installed and still in the original box with instructions. I bought these but then went a different route. Fits E46 M3 only. Want any more info or pictures, PM me. $75 shipped (UPS Ground to US). Thanks!
  15. Places not to use anti-seize

    Suspension & Braking
    For any of you who over-think the whole "I live in the salt-belt and am going to have to replace my control arms every two years" thing, as I did, it's not a good idea to put anti-seize on the conical ends of any joint. I put it on EVERY joint, and after 4 alignments, rotating my tires...
  16. Treehouse FCAB & Eyeball Arms E46

    Suspension and Braking
    SOLD As the title reads. These were only on my car for a short time. Went back to OEM as it was my DD. I thought I might use them someday for track, but got rear ended stopping for a pedestrian at a crosswalk :ben: ... my car was totalled. Oh how I would love to get my parts off of the car and...
  17. FS: E46 M3 Vert Suspension, springs, Sways, Spacers, More

    Suspension and Braking
    Hi have for sale the following: Used in good operating condition, appx 42K miles: OE Vert Front & Rear Shocks-Struts- Springs complete, good operating condition, appx 42K incl Fr end links $175 + shipping OE Vert Front & Rear Sways- Includes Rear end links, appx 42K $125 + shipping New: OE...
  18. FS: Powerflex FCAB 66mm Brand NEW In Box

    Suspension and Braking
    SOLD Brand new in box Powerflex front control arm bushings. These are the 66mm bushings for E46 and Z4. (Non M) Never installed, box only opened once to take pictures. It comes with the box, 1 pair of bushings, powerflex anti seize lube, and instructions for use. BW sells them for about $92...
  19. Free Suspension Parts - DFW - (used)

    Suspension and Braking
    Ok so I just installed the FCP groton complete front end kit. So here is what i have 2 - Old (worthless) FCAB's - they are pressed into two perfectly good housing - so those who want to get just FCABs and want them pressed in b4 starting the project this is for you. 2- Tie rods - good...
  20. Steering Problem!

    General E46 Forum
    Ok so posted this already but did not get a response. When the steering wheel is turned the whole way it goes past the point where it is supposed to stop a little and then sticks. It takes a good amount of force to get it to go back to get it unstuck. This problem is new. My mechanic just...
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