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the Fly made up a set of these for me last summer and I have been running them since then. No 'night and day' difference but a nice little tweak to pick up some caster. I like the ride of rubber vs. poly for a daily driver.

I must be lucky since it appears that almost everyone else has problems removing/installing the lollipops. Using a ratcheting wrench I've had no problems with mine.
 

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No troubles here with a plain ratcheting wrench. My Gearwrench XL wrenches were even better with extra leverage, cleared the subframe and body with tons of swing room.
 

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No troubles here with a plain ratcheting wrench. My Gearwrench XL wrenches were even better with extra leverage, cleared the subframe and body with tons of swing room.
Maybe I should have tried to access all the bolts from underneath, I didn't have the car lifted very high when I did the right side. From the outside I could barely get 2 clicks out of my Gearwrench.
 

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Maybe I should have tried to access all the bolts from underneath, I didn't have the car lifted very high when I did the right side. From the outside I could barely get 2 clicks out of my Gearwrench.
Got an alignment today, toe was off front and rear.

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I'll try the pics again. I was hoping the first picture of before and after would have turned out clearer, maybe I should have got a printout.
 

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Looks like the e36 FCAB's had a minimal effect on the caster (1/2 deg. ?)
Seems that way, I was more concerned about toe, and he did all the adjusting on the right side. Not the side with the weld nut missing, go figure.

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Just put the same bushings on new control arms for forum member Yuh. Getting easier each time. His old bushing were still intact, liquid every place once I started cutting them out. Ball joints were loose, 132K on the car, he says steering feels tighter.

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Just put the same bushings on new control arms for forum member Yuh. Getting easier each time. His old bushing were still intact, liquid every place once I started cutting them out. Ball joints were loose, 132K on the car, he says steering feels tighter.

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Thanks for the help!!! :thumbup::thumbup:

Car is driving great.
 

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I clicked on the link for the part listed in post #2. The description listed for the part on the FTP website is for a non-offset bushing. The later 96' up M3's went back to a traditional 'center' style bushing. To make sure I understand, was your bushing a 'center' style bushing? If this is the case then there should have been no impact to caster.
 

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I clicked on the link for the part listed in post #2. The description listed for the part on the FTP website is for a non-offset bushing. The later 96' up M3's went back to a traditional 'center' style bushing. To make sure I understand, was your bushing a 'center' style bushing? If this is the case then there should have been no impact to caster.
I used a centered bushing, the stock xi bushing is offset.
 

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I clicked on the link for the part listed in post #2. The description listed for the part on the FTP website is for a non-offset bushing. The later 96' up M3's went back to a traditional 'center' style bushing. To make sure I understand, was your bushing a 'center' style bushing? If this is the case then there should have been no impact to caster.
This is the centered bushing installed in the xi carrier.
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The centered bushings will work on our cars with no issues. In fact I***8217;ve been using powerflex e36 m3 centered bushings for probably 8 years now. They are still tight and even though I haven***8217;t lubricated them in 5 years they are still quiet, never a squeak
 

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The $ we save with the cheaper e36 CAB we have to pay out for the alignment though, and then some more, right? If I use the e46 xi bushing I posted, I wouldn't have to get an alignment!?
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fana
 
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