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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 Mon, Feb-28-2011, 06:12:38 AM   #1
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I'm tried to look for the Powerflex RTAB but don't know which one I'm looking for.

I can see there are two type of RTAB, one I searched from ebay is a black one with a metal rod going through the middle.

Another one I see if from bimmerworld black outside with a purple urethane insert to the center. From the bimmerworld, it quote,

"We now have a particular part number specific to the E46 M3. The E46 M3 uses a beefy 60mm housing and a thick hex shape on the control arm. using non-M3 bushings on a m3 will result in a fitment that is not ideal. only the E46 M3 specific bushing set will fit properly for a direct easy installation. We also offer this bushing kit pre-pressed into new M3 specific housings for a easy install. If you have a jack stand, 16mm wrench, and rubber mallet, you can do the swap yourself in your driveway!"


Question is, which one I should go for ? There is a different in price between the two.

Thanks for the help.
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Bimmerworld the right one. Pre-pressed is much easier to install, but as you can see costs almost twice as much. Your choice really.
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Are you talking about the FCAB or the RTAB? My understanding is the FCAB can be bought pre-pressed.
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Are you sure there's two tabs of RTABs? I just bought mine from bimmerworld and it is black with metal rod.

Edit: your quote is from FCAB, not RTAB
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Are you sure there's two tabs of RTABs? I just bought mine from bimmerworld and it is black with metal rod.

Edit: your quote is from FCAB, not RTAB
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Just picked up the PF RTABs from bimmerworld also. FCABS have the purple insert in the middle.
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I also read on here that the FCABs can sometimes have issues installing and staying in the FCA. Might want to research this further.
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Do some research on the FCAB's from PF. The RTABS are a favorite here on the forum however the FCABs are not.
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We have both the Powerflex FCABs and RTABs in stock ready to ship for you


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