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Old 07-10-2023, 06:06 AM
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Thanks for the info!
I was considering hard race, but they're twice as expensive lol
https://hardraceshop.com/search?type...last&q=Bmw+e53
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Old 07-10-2023, 06:20 AM
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No worries! Hard race also seems fine. Thinner bolt for adjustment but with the way the load is distributed on those it doesn’t matter that much.
What I absolutely loved during the instal was that it’s really easy to slide the bolts in since they are separate from the spherical bearings.
Do have to swap out the centre pin on the bushing but they are provided in the set.

Have fun! Oh and use plenty of penetrating oil…. XD

Also a perfect time to check and replace the rear brake lines. They enjoy rusting inside that beautifully engineered plastic gutter.
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Old 07-10-2023, 06:35 AM
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Ordered the silverproject ones.
I want to overhaul full suspension, so struts, all suspension components, subframe bushings etc.
Will add the brake lines, which I was looking for something aftermarket, possible an upgrade
Maybe something like this
https://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-3...ke-lines-rear/
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Old 07-10-2023, 06:44 AM
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Order a good puller kit! Those bushings absolutely suck to get out. I tried burning and hammering first but it was terrible….
I also bit the bullet and ordered everything from powerflex that I could(except subframe bushes cause I needed to move the axle back a little)

Those brake lines seem pretty neat! I ordered mine from hell performance basically the same but 15 cm’s longer. I also replaced all the hard lines which is a pain in the rear as well but some corrosion isn’t so sexy on brake lines.
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Old 07-10-2023, 06:57 AM
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Powerflex bushings are really expensive, the only benefit is the easier installation...
I'm going with rubber oem, will see if I'll be able to press them in lol.
I also want to replace the bushings for swing arms


FEBEST makes them, but it's a total junk of a company from what I heard, so luckily powerflex has them

https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw...ex-pfr5-710blk

https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw...ex-pfr5-711blk

It might be just easier to drop the whole rear subframe lol, but i think you need to drop the rear differential and disconnect the brake cables that complicates matters
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Old 07-10-2023, 07:08 AM
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Definitely drop the subframe! Makes life so much simpler. Especially when you have coil springs in the back.
Ease of installation and increased range of motion. But if you don’t need the motion increase then oem bushings work great if installed and tightened at the right angles. I’ve ruined some before unfortunately…..
I literally did all of them with powerflex can check at that semi off-road build thread of mine.
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Thanks for posting that I'm no engineer but those look like they would be about 1/3 as strong as the stock arms. I haven't had much trouble with the using the original arms and camber but it sure would be nice to have the threaded adjustment My idea would be to extend the originals which looks like it would be easy to do by cutting and welding but then there still wouldn't be the threaded adjuster.

Whoops sorry, I posted that from an email link which took me to the first page.
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Old 07-10-2023, 09:57 AM
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Then just purchase them and show as all that you’re correct with your claim/statement. Would be easiest for all of us (y)
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Old 07-13-2023, 11:56 PM
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Got the control arms, they seem pretty solid to me

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Old 07-14-2023, 03:58 AM
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Cool! Enjoy the install
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