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      12-31-2012, 07:15 PM   #1
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Another M3 wishbone install question

Happy New Year folks. I finally installed my M3 wishbones on my '07 328i. They were a tight fit but I figured them out. Was able adjust back the toe afterward, now the car rides great.

I have a question about the headlight adjustment arm, when retrofitting to a non-M.

How does the adjustment arm connect to the wishbone?

I threaded one end of the adjustment arm through the small hole protruding from the wishbone, and temporarily fastened it with a small nut. Not sure this is correct since my car's standard headlight adjustment arm connects to a bracket that clips to the wishbone.

Any comments, pics or other guidance is appreciated.
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      12-31-2012, 08:06 PM   #2
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Whoever you got the arms from should have supplied you with an M3-style headlight adjustment arm. If not, then you can get one from the dealer.
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      12-31-2012, 08:42 PM   #3
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Whoever you got the arms from should have supplied you with an M3-style headlight adjustment arm. If not, then you can get one from the dealer.
thanks, they did give me the M3 headlight adjustment arm (actually I bought it separately).

For the stock 3 series setup, the stock headlight adjustment arm connects to a small bracket and the bracket clips to the stock wishbone arm.

For the M3 wishbone arm, there is a small eyelet on the M3 wishbone arm, and I've temporarily fastened the new M3 headlight adjustment arm to the M3 wishbone arm eyelet with a small nut. I'm wondering if I did this correctly or if there's a different way of attaching.
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thanks, they did give me the M3 headlight adjustment arm (actually I bought it separately).

For the stock 3 series setup, the stock headlight adjustment arm connects to a small bracket and the bracket clips to the stock wishbone arm.

For the M3 wishbone arm, there is a small eyelet on the M3 wishbone arm, and I've temporarily fastened the new M3 headlight adjustment arm to the M3 wishbone arm eyelet with a small nut. I'm wondering if I did this correctly or if there's a different way of attaching.
Oh. Yea, it's just a little nut on the other side. It doesn't need to be overly tight, there's no tension on this part. Use a nylon locking nut so that it doesn't vibrate off and you're good.
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Oh. Yea, it's just a little nut on the other side. It doesn't need to be overly tight, there's no tension on this part. Use a nylon locking nut so that it doesn't vibrate off and you're good.
Excellent, thanks. I'll get that nylon nut.

Very impressed with the wishbones. Great improvement in steering feel. Nice upgrade even for a DD.
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Excellent, thanks. I'll get that nylon nut.

Very impressed with the wishbones. Great improvement in steering feel. Nice upgrade even for a DD.
I did the arms along with camber plates and coilovers so its hard for me to say, but I do know my car felt a lot different afterwards.

Enjoy, its a good mod and an easy DIY.
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This might help to make sure you reinstall them the correct way: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=389548
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This might help to make sure you reinstall them the correct way: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=389548
thanks, great thread!
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