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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 Wed, Jun-01-2016, 06:44:49 PM   #11
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Default Re: Not the RTAB's?

Noticed a crack in the spot where the RTAB goes into. Any relevance?
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Noticed a crack in the spot where the RTAB goes into. Any relevance?
is that a crack or where someone cut out the original metal ring RTAB
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Default Re: Not the RTAB's?

That's a very good question. Seems more probable that it would be that.

Side note: the powerflex bushings I put in seemed to be very tight against the bracket that goes over it that attached to the car.

Is this normal or should it be able to move more freely?
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That's a very good question. Seems more probable that it would be that.

Side note: the powerflex bushings I put in seemed to be very tight against the bracket that goes over it that attached to the car.

Is this normal or should it be able to move more freely?
no with the torque its not supposed to move. make sure you preload it
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no with the torque its not supposed to move. make sure you preload it
I went with Poly so I thought I didn't have to
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Default Re: Not the RTAB's?

Update: Just went for a highway drive and the car feels much better than before. Definitely don't get as much wandering. Almost feels like any that I have is now from the front so I'm guessing FCAB's next.

Just goes to show you that even though a part looks perfectly fine, doesn't mean it is.
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Default Re: Not the RTAB's?

How many miles on your shocks? Worn rear shocks can also cause that floating feeling.
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How many miles on your shocks? Worn rear shocks can also cause that floating feeling.
One of the PO's put the suspension on probably 60k miles or so ago. They're koni yellows with ground control springs.

I just checked the RSM's and the tops seem to be oily. I don't know if this has any relation or not.

I might be picking up some KW V2 suspension from a friend.
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