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Old 03-19-2020, 03:00 PM
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As an update from Kevin's (@K-MAC) instructions, I cut part of the sub-frame and the bolt as well. I got a shorter nut length and made sure to use the gold-knurled washer on both ends. It was a very tight fit--but definitely possible to do!

Hopefully anyone considering doing this mod will use this as a resource to help guide him/her through.

Couple of key notes:

There is a SPECIFIC way the bushings are installed. You'll notice cut reliefs that are milled down a little bit more on the bush only on one side to help with pressing in the bushes. This also gives specific orientation inside the bushes as the support structure inside is not symmetrical.

The SMALLER bolted-bush goes in the FRONT of the control arm--this one is more "toe" biased than the rear.
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2003 BMW X5 3.0 -- manual, 3.64s final gears, H&R lowering springs, K-Mac bushing kit
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