E46 Fanatics Forum banner
rtab

Discussions Showcase Albums Media Media Comments Tags Marketplace

1-17 of 19 Results
  1. E46 General
    Hi everyone, This noise might be split into two.. The loud ‘pop’/knock when shifting between reverse/drive/park etc is very loud and noticeable. I have been told by mechanics it is likely backlash in my diff.. Second, is a general knocking in the rear when making sharp turns/ going over...
  2. E46 M3
    I'd like to put spherical RTABs on a non-track M3. Rest of the car bushings are OEM spec with selective bushings possibly being changed to Powerflex Purple but overall car is mostly used off track. Any added discomfort or vices from having spherical RTAB? Also which brand/model is...
  3. E46 General
    It's time to replace the rear trailing arm bushings on my 05 M3, and I'm wondering if they're any aftermarket recommendations on rtabs. I've seen OEM ones online as well as several different aftermarket choices, so any help would be much appreciated. Also, what should I expect an indy shop to...
  4. Tools for sale or rent
    Renting out my MIS RTAB tool for fellow fanatics. This is a REAL MIS tool that is not a homemade rig like some of the tools on are nowadays with guaranteed smooth results. RTAB TOOL $75 deposit, rental fee of $30 for a total of $105. $75 will be refunded upon return of the tool. I pay for...
  5. E46 General
    Hi everyone, I'v been using these forums for ages and they're great but this is the first time i'v actually posted so hello all! Basically, i'm very comfortable working on cars and I'v worked on several BMW's before, but when working on my own one I'v hit a brick wall with what could be wrong...
  6. E46 General
    Hi, I have a 2001 325ci. Very well maintained, no rust on the bottom side. It has been sprayed with some rubbery anti-rust material and looks very well. The car is 14 years old and needs the Trailing Arm Bushings replaced. As of now, the rear subframe looks intact. My question is: what are the...
  7. DIY: Do It Yourself
    Today I got the MIS RTAB tool, made the install of my bushing quite a breeze, however after looking into needing an alignment, I am seeing all of this about preloading the bushings! I thought everything went smoothly but after dropping the car to the floor and there was a pop. I am guessing this...
  8. Suspension, Brakes
    I was doing the RTABS with my friend, when my trailing arm wouldnt drop low enough to make the clearance to press them out, I figured out that my aftermarket sway bar was too thick and hitting the axles, no big deal, I just had to remove the sway bar. But anyways, my friend thought it would be...
  9. Suspension, Brakes
    Purpose: I purchased RTAB Limiters from Swift Motorworks a few months ago (before they were a forum sponsor). For those who don't know what RTAB limiters do, they limit the amount of torsion placed on the RTABs. The RTABs on the e46 and many other BMWs are known to wear quickly because they have...
  10. E46 M3
    I'm in need of an RTAB tool ASAP. I've started the process and I've gotten to the bushing removal step. It's extremely frustrating working around the lip on the bushing and I am pressed for time. Please help. I'm staying with family in the La Mesa area and I need to be back in Tucson by...
  11. Australia
    Guys anyone here replaced the RTABs themselves with OE / Meyle / Nolathane bushings? Anyone have the RTAB tool required for doing the OE spec bushings? It's time to do mine and I would like to give the DIY a go and if going with OE then the requirement for avoiding preloading the bushings is...
  12. California
    Hi everyone, I just replaced my RTAB's (Rear Trailing Arm Bushings) with my buddy this weekend and wanted to offer this tool to anyone who wants to replace their RTAB's. The tool made everything so easy that I just can't image tackling this project on without it. It is very simple to use and...
  13. E46 General
    Hey everyone! Thanks for letting me join the forum! I ready your sticky on searching and I searched around here for information about the cost of this but I didn't find anything really. So the short story is that I have a 2001 330xi with 135k on it. I took it into the dealer to get it checked...
  14. E46 General
    Tried finding what help there might be on this issue - no joy! 2002 330ci - all stock - owned since new. recently replace my reaer trailing arm bushings with Lemfoerders (not the heavy duty ones). Used a $230 tool for this specific bushing. No problems at all - four wheel alignment from the...
  15. Suspension, Brakes
    I've finally received all the parts to refresh my suspension (stage2 ECS kit, H&R cup kit, OEM M3 RTABs/Vorschlag limiters) and was wondering how to go about preloading the RTABs. Searching only came up with some M specific threads from various forums. It's my understanding that preloading...
  16. Suspension, Brakes
    I learned the hard way from experience that Rogue Engineering RTAB shims are not of the same quality as Vorshlag RTAB shims. I can't comment on Turner's or Ground Control's shims though since I've never tried either of those other two options. I just wanted to share my experiences though so that...
  17. E46 M3
    So yesterday we had a local M3 meet here in TX and were out in the twisties for a while and the car was doing GREAT! After letting the cars cool and talked for bout an hour or so we took off and were heading home. The car was still runnin great until after I stopped to get somethin to drink on...
1-17 of 19 Results
Top