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      08-25-2011, 04:56 PM   #23
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Harold,

Couple questions. Dont really know a lot about suspension stuff, so forgive my questions if they are not applicable.
1. So would this kit improve handling?
2. Is there a benefit to adding a sway bar kit with this set up?
3. I would like to do coilovers eventually for ride height.
Basically want a car that feels like it's on rails. But also would like it to be tolerable as a daily driver.
Thanks
Yes, more camber and less bushing deflection.

To reduce body roll, anti roll bar will help, but not necessary to install with this control arm kit.

I am afraid there is not a setup that will do both, you will have to compromise and decide which one of the two is more important to you and approach it that way. If you are concerned about ride quality, you will want a Koni based coil overs for the best ride possible. With careful selection of springs rates, you can have good handling. And if you have the budget for it, the double adjustable Koni can make be adjusted for great track use.

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Harold,

Bought Koni yellows from you last year. Running them with HR sport springs. Just found out one of my control arm bushings is torn. Figured it's a good time to upgrade to this kit.

Questions...

I'm a DIYer and plan to do this myself. Can you tell me what size wrenches I need and torque specs?

I run approx 4-8 hide events a year. Like the idea of more neg camber with this kit. Do you recommend drilling out the alignment pins too?

Lastly, do you have these kits in stock? Would need it next week before my track event.
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      08-26-2011, 03:19 AM   #25
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Harold,

Bought Koni yellows from you last year. Running them with HR sport springs. Just found out one of my control arm bushings is torn. Figured it's a good time to upgrade to this kit.

Questions...

I'm a DIYer and plan to do this myself. Can you tell me what size wrenches I need and torque specs?

I run approx 4-8 hide events a year. Like the idea of more neg camber with this kit. Do you recommend drilling out the alignment pins too?

Lastly, do you have these kits in stock? Would need it next week before my track event.
Good in stock.

We don't mess with the alignment pins here. If we need more camber than that, it's camber plate time.

Someone posted torque specs here, just do a search.
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Hi,

Am really keen on the control arms as mine needs replacing, will it be different fit for a right hand drive E92 ? you can deliver to overseas?

also, what is your recommended ideal spring rates for spirited drive / comfort on the road?
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      09-03-2011, 12:07 PM   #27
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Hi,

Am really keen on the control arms as mine needs replacing, will it be different fit for a right hand drive E92 ? you can deliver to overseas?

also, what is your recommended ideal spring rates for spirited drive / comfort on the road?
Yes, it will work and we ship overseas.

Spring rates will depend on other modifications you have on the car and coilover type as well.
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not sure if im too late for the control arm and bushings...it says its on back order..any idea when I can get it if I purchase it today?

http://www.hpashop.com/product.sc?productId=58
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not sure if im too late for the control arm and bushings...it says its on back order..any idea when I can get it if I purchase it today?

http://www.hpashop.com/product.sc?productId=58
Just had a run on these. Next shipment was due next Tuesday, but just received confirmation that we will have at least one set coming in later this afternoon.
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Just had a run on these. Next shipment was due next Tuesday, but just received confirmation that we will have at least one set coming in later this afternoon.
perfect ok just placed the order and paid i will pm the invoice number
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Just had a run on these. Next shipment was due next Tuesday, but just received confirmation that we will have at least one set coming in later this afternoon.
just wanted to say thank you I already put them in the car feel awesome the steering wheel and the vibrations are gone. Thank you.
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what was the old price again ?
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what was the old price again ?
A good $30 less.
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Upgrade your soft stock 1 and 3 series front suspension links with a new set from the E9X M3! Enjoy better control and response in every turn. Complete front end kit includes one pair of wishbones and tension rods. Correct vertical height light aim adjuster regulating rod is included. These are a direct bolt in replacement.
Wishbones will add up to -.75 front camber.

Professional 4-wheel alignment is highly recommended.

Retail $642.56

Sale price $569.98!!!

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http://www.hpashop.com/BMW-E82-90-92...ms-e82-e9x.htm
does it fit in the 06 e90 325 xi?
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does it fit in the 06 e90 325 xi?
Non-xi only.
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To me this is one of the best upgrades you can do; its necessary. If you have a M stock suspension, well, you can always go to something hard if you like to, but its correct. But the bushes are crap (too soft because the RFT tyres), they need a replace yes or yes. The feeling tyres-steering gets tight, precisse, change of directions are faster, braking is safer. And the confort ride gets no penalty at all.

Although those bushes on the pics are not the ones we change with this mod, the problem and the improve is the same, at practical impact.





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We also carry the TRW brand version of these BMW arms now at $384.95 a set:

http://www.hpashop.com/E82-1M-E9x-M3...-E9xM3-FCA.htm
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We also carry the TRW brand version of these BMW arms now at $384.95 a set:

http://www.hpashop.com/E82-1M-E9x-M3...-E9xM3-FCA.htm
Question: Are their any issues running this with your adjustable endlinks on FK coilovers?

I'm glad I saw this post. I saw another vendor offers this at the same price but I'd rather purchase from you.
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Question: Are their any issues running this with your adjustable endlinks on FK coilovers?

I'm glad I saw this post. I saw another vendor offers this at the same price but I'd rather purchase from you.
No, not at all. You will need the 6.5" adjustable link set.
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Thanks for the response. I'll be ordering a set of the TRWs by Tuesday. Thanks again
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You are welcome!
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To me this is one of the best upgrades you can do; its necessary. If you have a M stock suspension, well, you can always go to something hard if you like to, but its correct. But the bushes are crap (too soft because the RFT tyres), they need a replace yes or yes. The feeling tyres-steering gets tight, precisse, change of directions are faster, braking is safer. And the confort ride gets no penalty at all.

Although those bushes on the pics are not the ones we change with this mod, the problem and the improve is the same, at practical impact.




So these M3 bushing within the control arm are less prone to cracking and leaking right?
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