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      10-17-2013, 01:28 PM   #1
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M3 Control Arm Conversion on Non-M E90

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It seems a popular enough modification with our American cousins, but does anyone know how far down the family tree this conversion goes before it just plain won't work? As far as I know, it's a straight bolt on modification (upper and lower control arms) save for an alignment afterwards on the 335i, 328i, 325i etc. but wondering if it'll work on say a 320D?

I've enquired with Schmiedmann and they gave me the usual retailer get out of jail card of 'we can't guarantee if it works or not'.

If any one has performed this modification, I'd love to hear your feedback.

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Ive had it done on my 55 plate 320i msport. all the front items fit but the rear trailing arms do not fit as it has different hubs on it to the 335i/m3. Had the alignment done to M3 spec and then tweaked a little bit after that

get on realoem.com and see if your rear brakes are the same as the bigger engined ones

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Ive had it done on my 55 plate 320i msport. all the front items fit but the rear trailing arms do not fit as it has different hubs on it to the 335i/m3. Had the alignment done to M3 spec and then tweaked a little bit after that

get on realoem.com and see if your rear brakes are the same as the bigger engined ones

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Rear brakes on a 320d are the same as a 320i. 330i/330d and above get the bigger rear brakes I believe...
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Ive had it done on my 55 plate 320i msport. all the front items fit but the rear trailing arms do not fit as it has different hubs on it to the 335i/m3. Had the alignment done to M3 spec and then tweaked a little bit after that

get on realoem.com and see if your rear brakes are the same as the bigger engined ones

Alex
Perfect, it's only the front I'm concerned about as it has tendency to wash out when pushed on. Thanks for your help.
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