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BMW 5-Series E60 Sedan was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E61 wagon followed shortly there after. The E60/E61 5 series is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 09-26-2018, 12:03 PM
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bmws drift great, start in the snow first, where its easy to break loose.. Then dirt and rain,



bend a few control arms

I dont have the balls for dry drifting
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The awd drifts great too... When you can break it loose.
The nannies really make a difference when cornering. When I'm drifting, I like to press DTC for limited nannies. I find it corners better than turning them all off but without the throttle limiting aspect of full nanny mode.

But when traction isn't a concern, full nannies give me a higher slip threshold than without. It's not just a perceived difference.
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i find the allwheel drift to be closer to riding a quad
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I am, literally, afraid to turn off all systems completely due to lack of proper LSD system. Trying to drift the car out of corners without LSD, talking about the 1 tire spinner here, could be costly.
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bmws drift great, start in the snow first, where its easy to break loose.. Then dirt and rain,



bend a few control arms

I dont have the balls for dry drifting
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The awd drifts great too... When you can break it loose.
The nannies really make a difference when cornering. When I'm drifting, I like to press DTC for limited nannies. I find it corners better than turning them all off but without the throttle limiting aspect of full nanny mode.

But when traction isn't a concern, full nannies give me a higher slip threshold than without. It's not just a perceived difference.
While I'm waiting on parts ,, Since we're on the subject of drifting and to remain on topic ,, pause at 6:55 and check out the bitchen suspension for a second , lol .. AWD Mustang drift . Enjoy ..




And this is what I call ,, carving drifting the canyons ..

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I've seen Ken Block's previous videos with the rally cars but never anything like this, especially the hill run! He's got INSANE skills! I was grinning the whole time watching this!
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I've seen Ken Block's previous videos with the rally cars but never anything like this, especially the hill run! He's got INSANE skills! I was grinning the whole time watching this!
Mee too . I want to be just like him when I grow up , lol .
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So the stock bushings came in I ordered from Fcp ..

So in order to confirm that these bushings part number # 3493401 and #3493301 that are missing part numbers on real oem will fit in the swing arm .

Here is my findings, I have come to a conclusion now that I have them on hand ..

Bushing #3493401 is no sweat , fits inside the beveled inside edge and don't see any issues pressing that one into the swing arm . Which is the one for the camber adjustment essentric bolt ..

Ok ,, the other one # 3493301 has to be compressed (closed )first .. In order to fit inside the beveled inside edge of the bore .

The original actually expanded after pulling it out .. The bore is 50.93 mm using my cheap harbor freight calipers . After removal the original bushing,,it expanded to 52.87 mm , a 1.94 mm expansion .. Given its been on there 13 years , it stayed compressed some .

After checking the circumference of the bushing sleeves with a zip tie . Both new and old were exactly identical .. Meaning once compressed the new one will press into the bore of the swing arm ..

The new bushing with three hose clamps , i got it to close to 52.26 mm the bore measured 50.93mm that = 1.33 mm difference .

Ok ,,the outer beveled edge on the swing arm measured 52.02 and I closed the new one to 52.26 .. Difference = 0.24 mm . Man ,, that's not very much 1/4 of a mm . So I'm calling that the difference in my measuring tolerance ..

So given the evidence ,, got it sorted out .. I'm going to say ,,,that these bushings will fit the swing arm .. ..
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Mee too . I want to be just like him when I grow up , lol .
Same here, although I must say that I'm pushing close to the 50 mark and still haven't grown up, especially when it comes to cars. With that said, I don't think it's ever going to happen. I think I've got Octane booster running in my veins.
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so what are we waiting on arrival of the powerflex bushings?
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so what are we waiting on arrival of the powerflex bushings?
Yes ,, waiting on power flex . Also think I over looked something . Think I'm also going to change the ARS sway bar bushings too . I don't want to exclude them , gotta give my ARS Some love too ...

Also the extensions for the rebound adjustment that set on the top of the rods . On the rears I can install them after the coil overs are installed . But the fronts have to be on first because there is not enough space in the strut tower hole after the coil overs are in . So I have to pull the fronts off install the 3 inch extension, then put them back in .
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Same here, although I must say that I'm pushing close to the 50 mark and still haven't grown up, especially when it comes to cars. With that said, I don't think it's ever going to happen. I think I've got Octane booster running in my veins.
So you're a half century old , born in the mid 1900's ? Lol .
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lol thats gonna be me for sure

thats how the last generation did it..
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Git some, b1tches!

Ken Block uses a special hand brake in his drift cars. I'm fuzzy on the specifics, but that's a big part of how he can pull off such pinpoint drifts.
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The key phrase is "drift car hand brake". These lock the wheels without much force. I think he has ability to switch from 4 to 2 wheel drive on the fly and that's the magic sweet spot of what he can do the more better.
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Ken Block uses a special hand brake in his drift cars. I'm fuzzy on the specifics, but that's a big part of how he can pull off such pinpoint drifts.
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I think you guys will appreciate this suspension upgrade:
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lol thats gonna be me for sure

thats how the last generation did it..
Ha !! thought that was you ..
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Ya ,, that truck is pretty rad .
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ya ,, and do a nice lawn job on the course ..
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Bushings just came in , and all the parts are ready to go in .. Only waiting on the rebound extensions . But now I have plenty to do ...
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Managed to get the bushings in the swing arm . Don't know how I would have done it with out my universal bushing tool . It just paid for its self putting in the front one piece bushing alone . It gave me a little bit of a fight , but I got it in ..
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Managed to get the bushings in the swing arm . Don't know how I would have done it with out my universal bushing tool . It just paid for its self putting in the front one piece bushing alone . It gave me a little bit of a fight , but I got it in ..
I have this thread stored as a separate link for my future build! This is great stuff H F !!! Thanks for sharing all the little bits of information along with pictures.
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Oh yeah... Your gonna be so happy dude, i cant wait for you to come back and put that review down..

I guess we get to find out soon if im really crazy or not..
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