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      11-16-2008, 06:48 PM   #45
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Can anyone make a DIY for tension links and wishbones?
Once you raise the car and get the undertray off it's retty straight forward.
You will see exactly what you need to do.
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      11-18-2008, 01:58 PM   #46
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If you just do the tension links does an alignment still need to be done?
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If you just do the tension links does an alignment still need to be done?
You should have it checked anyway.
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If you just do the tension links does an alignment still need to be done?
From what I noticed, it looks to me that the M3 tension links are also a bit longer than the stock tension links.
I would have the alignment done for sure.

This is why I believe on doing both at the same time.
If you're a mod freak like myself then you know that you're going to do the wishbones at one point in time so you might as well do them at the same time.
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From what I noticed, it looks to me that the M3 tension links are also a bit longer than the stock tension links.
I would have the alignment done for sure.

This is why I believe on doing both at the same time.
If you're a mod freak like myself then you know that you're going to do the wishbones at one point in time so you might as well do them at the same time.
Do it!
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      12-04-2008, 11:37 PM   #50
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Mr.5, would you mind posting or sending me a pm on where you got the parts at those approximate prices? I’d like to do this as my next mod.

I checked with my dealer and they want about $550 for the tension rods & wishbones. I checked the HP Autowerks website and it comes out to about $460 before shipping (shipping adding another $25 or so). You also mentioned Tischer but I had trouble finding the parts on their site. You seem to have done it for around $410. Thanks for your help and your posts.

On a side note I’ll have the dealer do this for me and they figure it’ll be around $400 plus an alignment. I could probably do it myself but I think I’ll play it safe
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Nice Work. How hard was repositioning the wiring harness by the firewall?
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From what I noticed, it looks to me that the M3 tension links are also a bit longer than the stock tension links.
I would have the alignment done for sure.

This is why I believe on doing both at the same time.
If you're a mod freak like myself then you know that you're going to do the wishbones at one point in time so you might as well do them at the same time.

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Nice Work. How hard was repositioning the wiring harness by the firewall?
What do you mean?
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What do you mean?
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This harness:

No need to relocated.
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Is there anything hard about installing the center mount (#3 in the OEMparts diagram) for the strut brace?
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      12-05-2008, 09:51 PM   #57
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Is there anything hard about installing the center mount (#3 in the OEMparts diagram) for the strut brace?
Kind of because I wanted to make sure I used every piece from the 335.

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Kind of because I wanted to make sure I used every piece from the 335.



Did you forget this picture?


Ooop's yes I did.Lol.
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Kind of because I wanted to make sure I used every piece from the 335.
I meant is it hard to r&r the V piece -- looks like a boomerang -- that fits under the last cowl cover beneath the windshield. It looks like you can access the bolt underneath the cover, or maybe there is a little circular piece that removes for access. You don't have any photos of that last bit of installation tear-down.
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all of those came out 796 for me= =
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Nice job. Thanks.
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Mr.5, would you mind posting or sending me a pm on where you got the parts at those approximate prices? Iíd like to do this as my next mod.

I checked with my dealer and they want about $550 for the tension rods & wishbones. I checked the HP Autowerks website and it comes out to about $460 before shipping (shipping adding another $25 or so). You also mentioned Tischer but I had trouble finding the parts on their site. You seem to have done it for around $410. Thanks for your help and your posts.

On a side note Iíll have the dealer do this for me and they figure itíll be around $400 plus an alignment. I could probably do it myself but I think Iíll play it safe
I paid $392.90 total shipped no tax from JD at Crown auto for the wishbones, tension rods and the four lock nuts that go on the ball joints.
http://www.crownpartsonline.com/part...?siteid=214334
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Mr. 5, did you have to have that longer regulating rod?
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I think the Tischer team is setting up more "kits" like Harold's.

If I were west coast I would drive over to HP-AW and get everything installed there. Harold has pioneered a lot of this and no doubt has additional tweaks that could be shared amongst his friends and compatriots. East coast and everyone else can order from whatever source works best for them. One nice thing about Tischer compared to the other BMW OEM dealer suppliers is that Jason & Evan are on top of the stuff we are talking about here, so you are going to get the right parts w/ necessary hardware (bolts, bushings, etc.).
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