E46 Fanatics Forum banner
fcab

Discussions Showcase Albums Media Media Comments Tags Marketplace

1-16 of 17 Results
  1. Suspension, Brakes
    Hello everyone! Recently I have come to the conclusion that I need new control arms/ball joints and bushings on my E46 ZHP. Im between Poly bushings and Z4M bushings. I like poly because of the performance but everyone seems to complain about the squeak. If I were to go with Z4M FCAB, how long...
  2. E46 General
    Back on the ever-vibrating saga of my e46, I'm now wondering if my vibration isn't driveline at all, but in fact is related to the front suspension. I feel the vibration strongest at 59-60mph, and can feel it / hear it both in the steering wheel, and my feet / legs / seat. When placing my hand...
  3. E46 General
    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...
  4. Suspension, Brakes
    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...
  5. E46 XI
    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. Suspension, Brakes
    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 racing class
    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. Suspension, Brakes
    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. Suspension, Brakes
    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. E46 XI
    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...
  11. Suspension, Brakes
    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...
  12. Suspension, Brakes
    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...
  13. E46 General
    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...
  14. E46 General
    I have a 2001 BMW 330Ci Convertible with the sport package. I need new front control arms. Are there different ones for cars with the sport package? I am looking at these...
  15. E46 General
    So I went to my mechanic yesterday, and he said that my front control arm bushings were bad, and that the total to replace them would be 380. I decided to go online and get the part myself, and then take them to him to install, as I am sure that will drastically reduce the cost. My question is...
  16. E46 General
    Im planing on replaceing my control arm bushings with Meyle ones from ECS http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E46-328i-M52_2.8L/Suspension/Bushings/ES205223/ I was wondering if i should just go ahead and replace the bushings and the control arms since im the second owner and dont know if the first...
1-16 of 17 Results
Top