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Hello all,

I wanted to find out what front end links everyone is running on there xi. I am decently low on KW V1's, with no other front end suspension mods. I have broken the front passenger side end link.

Is anybody running adjustable end links? If so what brand are they and how do they fit? ( Since XI's are different than rwd.)

- Gbro
 

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Your vehicle may be the only E46 on Earth with those center caps installed.

I would give GC a call about these:
https://groundcontrolstore.com/coll...-end-link-adjustable-pair?variant=35510882179

You should consider the "Rough Road Package" reinforcement plates up-front and reinforced RSMs (GC sells these).

I recommend you upgrade to Powerflex purple FCABs. The stock Xi units are prone to failure.

Keep an eye on your CV boots and order refresh kits, if not axles, to have on-hand. Your axles will fail.
 

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I advise against the GC end links. Open rod ends fail very quickly in daily use. Whiteline makes end links you can cut to length or ones that are adjustable. Anywhere from $80-140 a pair. They use sealed ends like a normal sway bar link.
 

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Your vehicle may be the only E46 on Earth with those center caps installed.

I would give GC a call about these:
https://groundcontrolstore.com/coll...-end-link-adjustable-pair?variant=35510882179

You should consider the "Rough Road Package" reinforcement plates up-front and reinforced RSMs (GC sells these).

I recommend you upgrade to Powerflex purple FCABs. The stock Xi units are prone to failure.

Keep an eye on your CV boots and order refresh kits, if not axles, to have on-hand. Your axles will fail.
Thanks for the input.
Very possible... They aren't just caps, wheels too. Bugatti by BBS from the EB110 SS.

I have Powerflex FCAB's already, and as for axles I have been running this set up for almost two years. With that being said I have gone through a few... I like to think that having these installed helps the axle geometry a bit...
https://www.condorspeedshop.com/collections/e46-parts/products/engine-riser-kit

I was thinking of running these that Rob43 suggested quite some time ago:

"I personally run these, they work just fine.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-x-HD-FRONT...dWMABv&vxp=mtr



Rob43"
 

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Very possible... They aren't just caps, wheels too. Bugatti by BBS from the EB110 SS.

I have Powerflex FCAB's already, and as for axles I have been running this set up for almost two years. With that being said I have gone through a few... I like to think that having these installed helps the axle geometry a bit...
https://www.condorspeedshop.com/collections/e46-parts/products/engine-riser-kit

I was thinking of running these that Rob43 suggested quite some time ago:

"I personally run these, they work just fine.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-x-HD-FRONT...dWMABv&vxp=mtr



Rob43"
Gladly, Gbro. Now I can identify those wheels ;)

How many miles have you put on the car since setting that ride height & installing the risers?



I advise against the GC end links. Open rod ends fail very quickly in daily use. Whiteline makes end links you can cut to length or ones that are adjustable. Anywhere from $80-140 a pair. They use sealed ends like a normal sway bar link.
I did not notice that, SaberLily. Thanks!

FCP Euro carries quite a few Whiteline products.. perhaps those are in stock - why pay for them twice?
 

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Stock endlinks are 308mm length, M10x1.5 ends. I believe you need shorter links. How much shorter, I'm not sure of.

It's my understanding that at ride height the sway bar should be parallel to the ground or roughly where it sat when at stock height. This is something you need to measure and figure out on your own.
 

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I did end up using the endlinks @rob43 suggested. The longest center section was what I ended up going with. Still much shorter than the stock endlink.

Haven’t had a moment to take the car out yet, but install went smooth.


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