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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Tue, Dec-05-2017, 01:09:11 AM   #1
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Default Longest lasting adjustable front end link for daily?

What's the verdict on these?

Stock style, sealed with a quality boot, and adjustable.
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Default Longest lasting adjustable front end link for daily?

I'm about to order the hotchkis ones off ecs for like $110. Was going to do Turner but the hotchkis look solid and have sealed joints. I've been looking at alternatives and seems it's the best for the money.


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Default Re: Longest lasting adjustable front end link for daily?

Yeah, another vote for the turners.

And, hopefully it goes without saying, but the other key to longevity is using the adjustability to dial out 99% of the preload.
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Yeah, another vote for the turners.

And, hopefully it goes without saying, but the other key to longevity is using the adjustability to dial out 99% of the preload.
Have you looked into the Hotchkis? Just want to confirm you recommend the Turners over them or any other adjustable end link for our cars.
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Default Re: Longest lasting adjustable front end link for daily?

Silly question here.

Do you need adjustable end links if you’re lower than stock height?
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Have you looked into the Hotchkis? Just want to confirm you recommend the Turners over them or any other adjustable end link for our cars.
I've never tried theirs.

But, Turner uses THK ball joints-- THK supplies some of BMW's ball joints. I think it's unlikely that the Hotchkis end links are superior to Turners, though they could be equally good.
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I've never tried theirs.

But, Turner uses THK ball joints-- THK supplies some of BMW's ball joints. I think it's unlikely that the Hotchkis end links are superior to Turners, though they could be equally good.
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Ended up going with Hotchicks. Will report back if any issues down the road.
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