E46 control arm swap

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Re: E46 control arm swap

Postby Yoshi » Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:50 pm

E30 M3 links. yes.
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Re: E46 control arm swap

Postby Ciclajbek » Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:44 pm

But you don't have coilovers for e30. Coilovers for e30 has short struts so sway links must be shortened (like I did) or homemade adjustable ones (the best and cheapest way)
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Re: E46 control arm swap

Postby Yoshi » Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:20 am

I do...?
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Re: E46 control arm swap

Postby Ciclajbek » Sun Mar 25, 2012 1:48 pm

Today I saw that on drivers side wheel sticks about 1cm more out than on the other side... Why is that?

Maybe my fenders are f...d up but again, for 1 cm?
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Re: E46 control arm swap

Postby Yoshi » Sun Mar 25, 2012 1:56 pm

could be messed up fenders. I'm assuming all suspension parts aren't bent.
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Re: E46 control arm swap

Postby Ciclajbek » Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:24 pm

I didn't see they are bented when I bought them... I bought another whole engine with installed albrex supercharger on 280hp powered by Megasquirt... We shall see how it will work out..

I still didn't weld sways to struts because i found out that my right wheel hub is bented because when i puted on borbet A 16" with 9" width it stuck on strut , and the other side has aprox. 0.5cm to the strut...that's why my right side has more camber than drivers one ...now i have to buy another 51mm strut and grind out coilover holder and get it welded to new strut.... drifting season is almost to begin....
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Re: E46 control arm swap

Postby Ciclajbek » Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:07 pm

Today I changed my right strut and welded coilover again and same thing, wheel sticks out bit more than on left side. also clearance between rim and strut is lower than on drivers side (before and after changing whole wheel hub today) which means that I have more camber on right side and I don't know why
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Re: E46 control arm swap

Postby Yoshi » Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:55 am

Maybe bring out a measuring tape. I've known a few factory fenders to be slightly warped.
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Re: E46 control arm swap

Postby Ciclajbek » Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:41 pm

Fenders are good, i took a look on them today... my right wheel also sticks out about 1.5cm more than on left side. On left side tire is under the fender and on right side it sticks out
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Re: E46 control arm swap

Postby Yoshi » Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:46 pm

what's the measurement of the fender lip to the chassis itself?
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Re: E46 control arm swap

Postby Ciclajbek » Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:05 pm

I don't know, but I bought brand new fenders because my old ones are whole fucked up. But with old and with new fenders right wheel sticks out a bit more...why? I don't know
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Re: E46 control arm swap

Postby Yoshi » Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:18 pm

brand new? or like off of another car. I didn't know they made new fenders...
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Re: E46 control arm swap

Postby M20_fever » Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:21 pm

Has the car ever been wrecked? Measure center to center of the strut towers. Then measure width of the bay, mark center, and measure from the center mark to the center of each tower.


Yoshi, you can still get pretty much all the sheet metal new from the dealer, including the roof, fenders, hood, etc..just remember to bring lots of $$$.
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Re: E46 control arm swap

Postby Ciclajbek » Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:23 pm

brand new,not oem, but replacement ones. Here in Croatia we have stores with replacement chassis pieces? you don't?

Car was wrecked by my friend, he hit the edge of the road with right wheel while drifting the left corner so wheel was dumped in the bumper, to the co driver feet. Just because of that the wheel that sticks should be the drivers one, and not the passenger one...it is so weird
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Re: E46 control arm swap

Postby Yoshi » Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:25 pm

wow. I wish a store just sold new panels!
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