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    Control Arm Bushings

    Hello,

    Does anyone have any insight into why the control arm bushings on our cars are ix-specific? I'd like to put some e36 (or something beefier than stock) bushings on my car, but I'm starting to have second thoughts after noticing the ix didnt come with run-of-the-mill E30 CABs.

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    Steve

    #2
    They're not ix specific. I run oe e36 CABs on my ix.
    '91 318i (Alpine) - daily
    '88 325ix (Zinno) - drive here and there!

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      #3
      What Fresh said, bushings aren't ix specific - I use E30 M3 offset bushings myself.
      However, the balljoints are specific!
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        #4
        Originally posted by D.Martijn View Post
        What Fresh said, bushings aren't ix specific - I use E30 M3 offset bushings myself. However, the balljoints are specific!
        Only the inner ball joint is specific, the outer is the same as rwd e30s.
        '91 318i (Alpine) - daily
        '88 325ix (Zinno) - drive here and there!

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          #5
          The iX has a specific part number for the CAB, but it is nothing special. # 31101130503 is the part number. I think they are a bit stiffer than the stock E30 part from what I have seen. I would use solid centered E36 M3 CABs from a 96+ E36 M3..

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            #6
            I guess we're talking lollipops *NOT* RTABs, since everyone's using E36 parts...

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              #7
              Originally posted by The Dark Side of Will View Post
              I guess we're talking lollipops *NOT* RTABs, since everyone's using E36 parts...
              You don't have to guess, just read the original post, and every post before yours. The OP clearly stated "control arm bushings". Which has nothing to do with anything in the rear, Pal.
              '91 318i (Alpine) - daily
              '88 325ix (Zinno) - drive here and there!

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                #8
                I'm not your pal, friend.
                A trailing arm is a control arm.

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                  #9
                  Thanks guys.

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