Maybe I read over it.. but when using M3 or HD Meyle RTAB's, should you grease/copper/silver antiseize the RTAB? Thanks -Nick
The outside of the carrier or the inside (where the RTAB makes contact w/ the carrier)? Anyways, there isn't any consequences with applying anti-seize to contact points on the RTAB anyways, right?I disagree. The outside of the stock RTAB carrier should be lubed with anti-sieze or it may not come out the next time they need to be replaced... This will also help when installing the new RTABs.
The top of "preloading" does not pertain to the installation of the powerflex bushing. It pertains to the replacement of stock bushings only which is not the topic of this thread.I have a question regarding the preloading also. What if your car has been lowered. My car has the UUC Stage 3, about an inch lower than stock sport suspension. Do you need to change the distance from the wheel center? From the BMW TIS, when you use a tube that is 16mm in diameter and then align the center of the tube with the wheel center, would you need to align the tube center a little higher than the wheel center to compensate for the body of the car being lower?
WOW! First time seeing a FLIR shot being used for our cars. Do you have a FLIR camera? Where did you get yours?This is what having your rear trailing arm bushing go out. LOTS AND LOTS of tires! Here is why. I took these after driving 5 miles. If you are getting a lot of tire wear in the same place you see heat on mine then this most likely is the problem. Just thought I would share what the damage looks like in real time. I have been buying used tires because of the cost and distance they go. This forum helped me find out what was really wrong
I'm a little late to this party but I wanted to share my experience with replacing my RTAB's on 2002 330ci with stock sport suspension.I just got some Meyle HD rtabs and Vorshlag limiters...
Anyone know if I should be concerned with the preload? The rtab sure resembles an oem closely. I have the newer style with the split casing and it doesn't flange out on one side..
Any input appreciated, Ken
How long do these typicly last?