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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 02-18-2012, 11:34 AM
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Control Arm Bushings

I bought a 328i for my son. Plan is to fix it up as a project. Today is the first day I had to look around. I noticed the front tires were down to the cords in spots. No worries because I have factored in the following:
New shocks, all bushings, flex disk, plug, air filter, belts and new Eagle GT's.
This is why you should watch your tire wear when you get funky uneven wear you have an issue. Here is the problem:





The bushings are completely gone. This is an easy fix and not a lot of money. When you factor in a set of tires it is worth your while to get under your car and take a look.

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Old 02-18-2012, 02:29 PM
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Yep, FCABs are one of the first things to go in the suspensions on these cars.
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Old 02-18-2012, 03:40 PM
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I would replace with a higher quality (stiffer) FCAB
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Old 04-15-2012, 02:26 PM
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Dropped in poly after pressing the old ones out of the lolipops. Will put the M3 one on the wife's car. In my opinion the oem non M are pretty weak.

Poly, M, nonM
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Old 04-15-2012, 02:30 PM
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What kinda poly is that?
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Old 04-15-2012, 02:44 PM
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To be honest I don't know. I got them off of ebay from Bimmerbum. FCP also has them. S0ap and water and they press in and then a little persuasion with a rubber mallet on the end of the control arm. I picked up the billet shock mounts also. Those thing are nice. Ireland has them also.

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Old 04-15-2012, 07:21 PM
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Found this:

http://www.armstrongdistributors.com/products.html part 602
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