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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-20-2020, 09:56 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,926
Posted By Overboost
Sorry Andrew, I did replace those front control...

Sorry Andrew, I did replace those front control arms complete along with front tension arms as well but threw them away when I did the work last year. They would have been in very good used...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-19-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,926
Posted By Overboost
I think I see a set of B6s at around 200,000...

I think I see a set of B6s at around 200,000 miles. The current factory struts and shocks still feel really tight, and the rear shocks damping felt amazing by hand.

Another note, on the X5 I...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-19-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,926
Posted By Overboost
And finished. Had the alignment done, torqued...

And finished. Had the alignment done, torqued all the bolts and a new set of rear Conti 315s. 3 complete days but happy to have it behind me. Happy dance. :strut:
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-18-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,926
Posted By Overboost
I replaced all the front arms and ball joints a...

I replaced all the front arms and ball joints a year ago when I did the rear upper arms. The reason I did the front bearing was the idiots at my Indy that replaced my front axles bent the front hub...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-18-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,926
Posted By Overboost
Thanks! It has been an effort. My pit crew...

Thanks! It has been an effort. My pit crew would be laughing at me for all the blood, grease and difficulty this was for me. :rofl:

Honestly though all the parts that came off were decent...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-18-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,926
Posted By Overboost
Just a little grinding on the flat edge of the...

Just a little grinding on the flat edge of the tool for it to sit straight and she came right out. Rear is done other than putting it down and torquing all the bolts at ride height. Moved to the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-17-2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,926
Posted By Overboost
Yeah, haven't gone for the "Hail Mary" yet. I...

Yeah, haven't gone for the "Hail Mary" yet. I can see the problem and need to sort that out before shoving that joint out at an angle. I tried moving forward anyway but once the bolt got tight I...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-17-2020, 08:40 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,926
Posted By Overboost
No heat yet, the problem isn't rust or frozen...

No heat yet, the problem isn't rust or frozen joint, the tool doesn't fit flush on the back side of the carrier and causes the joint to begin pressing out at an angle and binds. It moved 1 to 2 mm...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-17-2020, 08:18 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,926
Posted By Overboost
Started the work in the rear today. Not going to...

Started the work in the rear today. Not going to lie, this is a genuine PITA. No matter how much preparation and planning goes into a project, it never goes straight.

Got the bushings pressed...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-04-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,926
Posted By Overboost
Did the rear upper control arms and toe arms with...

Did the rear upper control arms and toe arms with adjustable Hard Race arms earlier this year. Also all front arms and ball joints were replaced at the same time. Only thing left up there is sway...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-04-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,926
Posted By Overboost
A large box from FCP Euro showed up today with...

A large box from FCP Euro showed up today with lots of suspension bushings and bearings! :thumbup:
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-29-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,926
Posted By Overboost
Thanks @X5only! I ordered the Supercrazy rear...

Thanks @X5only! I ordered the Supercrazy rear ball joint removal/installer kit you linked for me on Wednesday and it showed up today! Gotta love Amazon :thumbup:
...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-27-2019, 12:27 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,926
Posted By Overboost
Thank you :beerchug:

Thank you :beerchug:
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-27-2019, 12:15 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,926
Posted By Overboost
Can you tell me if your press came with the dies...

Can you tell me if your press came with the dies you mention, and specifically did the rental kit have dies that fit that I can use? I see a mention of the Sir Tools 3027 adapter in the other thread...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-26-2019, 11:53 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,926
Posted By Overboost
I stopped by my Advance Auto and they have this...

I stopped by my Advance Auto and they have this one for rent. I just don't know if it will have the size dies I need. This is the one they offer. Does this look like the one you rented?
...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-26-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,926
Posted By Overboost
I'll buy the cheap 12 ton press from Harbor...

I'll buy the cheap 12 ton press from Harbor Freight is I have to but won't I still need those adapters used in the C Clamp tool? If I can get those adapters to cleanly remove and reinstall the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-26-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,926
Posted By Overboost
X5only, didn't you do yours with a C-Clamp? I...

X5only, didn't you do yours with a C-Clamp? I want that tool you used.

https://xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-forums/x5-e53-forum/107227-bushings-replacement-diy-rear-lower-control-arm-swing-arm.html
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-26-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,926
Posted By Overboost
You're right, I need to do this right instead of...

You're right, I need to do this right instead of trying to make it a one day project. Certainly if the lower arms are completely off, I should have a straight shot at the ball joints.

I need to...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-26-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,926
Posted By Overboost
OK, I pulled the trigger on that one. For $50,...

OK, I pulled the trigger on that one. For $50, I'll give it a try. :thumbup:

Now I still need to get a proper tool for the rear lower control arm inner bushings. Anyone have tool...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-25-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,926
Posted By Overboost
I keep thinking by disconnecting the right side...

I keep thinking by disconnecting the right side level sensor and removing the lower shock bolts and sway bar links on both sides it would give me the lower control arm droop I need to access the ball...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-25-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,926
Posted By Overboost
My head hurts. This might just be too much to do...

My head hurts. This might just be too much to do on my floor in the garage... :(
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-25-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,926
Posted By Overboost
Exactly the information about the bearing in the...

Exactly the information about the bearing in the tool I appreciate. Is it necessary to remove the swing arm or can it be done by lowering the arm enough to get the tool in place? I would assume...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-25-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,926
Posted By Overboost
Thanks everyone. It looks like it comes down to...

Thanks everyone. It looks like it comes down to the BavAuto tool on ECS Tuning for $102 or the CTA tool for $130 because of the needed flat edge for our E53. Any further advise on my choice?
...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-25-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,926
Posted By Overboost
I agree the pounding on the lower side of the...

I agree the pounding on the lower side of the ball joint could possibly break the ring of the carrier, not much material there. It scares me too so I think I will go with the tool as well since I...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-24-2019, 10:08 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,926
Posted By Overboost
Thank you for the reply. I have also done the...

Thank you for the reply. I have also done the complete front ball joints, thrust arms and control arms and upper arms on the rear were replaced with Hard Race adjustable arms and toe links but need...
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