Ix rear subframe in non ix will this work

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Ix rear subframe in non ix will this work

Postby Clifford.brown » Fri Jan 08, 2016 1:24 am

Can anyone give me advice if I can put an ix subframe in a non ix 318i got lines on one real cheap complete down to the control arms and brakes
Looking into this to get rear disc brakes instead of drums.
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Re: Ix rear subframe in non ix will this work

Postby Yoshi » Fri Jan 08, 2016 12:15 pm

ix: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showpar ... Id=33_0213

325i: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showpar ... Id=33_0213

well the parts numbers are different.... but I imagine they are the same. But I've never worked on an IX before so I have no clue what to tell you!
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Re: Ix rear subframe in non ix will this work

Postby M20_fever » Fri Jan 08, 2016 2:41 pm

Sub frame is probably different since the unibody is different, but the trailing arms are the same, which is what you need for a disc conversion.
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Re: Ix rear subframe in non ix will this work

Postby Clifford.brown » Fri Jan 08, 2016 4:34 pm

OK that helps me a ton , just swap out trailing arms will get my goal for discs ,.
This won't change my wheel offset or stance creating other issues to correct ?
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Re: Ix rear subframe in non ix will this work

Postby M20_fever » Mon Jan 11, 2016 3:19 pm

nope, trailing arms are same part numbers between 'i' and 'ix'.
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Re: Ix rear subframe in non ix will this work

Postby Clifford.brown » Tue Jan 12, 2016 8:43 pm

Thank you for the info I will swap arms out and get disc brakes all the way around ,sure beats drums on rear
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Re: Ix rear subframe in non ix will this work

Postby M20_fever » Wed Jan 13, 2016 8:44 pm

Don't forget you'll need to upgrade the master, and you'll probably want to swap out the check valve above the subframe. Since you have it all apart now is the time to install braided steel lines up there too.
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Re: Ix rear subframe in non ix will this work

Postby Clifford.brown » Fri Jan 15, 2016 12:48 am

Oh yeah I forgot about the check/proportioning valve thanks for reminding me .going to do all the bushings also , already got the lines ready to go with all new hard lines all the way to master mount.any suggestions on which master would fit for this retrofit? Getting trailing arms blasted and powder coated red , might brave the subframe too ,and the friggin bushings . thanks
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Re: Ix rear subframe in non ix will this work

Postby M20_fever » Fri Jan 15, 2016 2:18 pm

I'd just go with a 'i' master since it was designed for the system, unless your going with a BBK or something. We need pics of your car!
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Re: Ix rear subframe in non ix will this work

Postby Clifford.brown » Fri Jan 15, 2016 8:39 pm

I will work on getting pics up soon . I will look for the "I" master then , going to stay stock for now. Thanks for the tips

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