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  • digitalcox
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    Originally posted by Tubesock View Post
    While I was working on the rear, found both axle shafts are toast. I am not going to put them back in especially with the extra power coming. Any suggestions on axle shafts?
    Pricey but comes with peace of mind.

    https://www.driveshaftshop.com/impor...-bolt-in-axles

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  • Nick_08
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    Yeah looks like you’re battling a little rust under there, I’m glad I didn’t have to fuss with replacing the hard-lines. What are you using for fuel line?

    I’m running stock axles and have yet to break one. Probably because the tires don’t have enough grip but sorry no recommendations on upgrades there.

    You should look into getting wheel studs...and always torque the lug bolts/nuts to spec. We’re all guilty of running em in tight with the impact.

    You also should upgrade the bushings in the rear subframe/trailing arms since you have everything out of there.

    Keep us posted. -Nick


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  • Tubesock
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    Finally done for the weekend. Got the new brake lines run all the way back. Only issue now is I stripped out a rear hub putting the lugs back in, that’s what I get for using the impact though. Guess I’ll be doing the bearing and hub next time.




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  • Tubesock
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    Got the rack lines up with some massaging from a BFH. Got all the bearings done except for passenger rear. The axle shaft is super stuck in there to I’ll go back at it tomorrow. While I was working on the rear, found both axle shafts are toast. I am not going to put them back in especially with the extra power coming. Any suggestions on axle shafts?



    Still working on the brake lines, I have the front lines done but getting the old rear line out is turning into a real pain. All the screws for the fasteners are corroded and don’t want to give up. If they put up a fight tomorrow I’m just going to give them the ole angle grinder.


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  • Pootis
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    Just for clearance reasons with the oil pan the bolt head sits a lot lower

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  • jpod999
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    Really? Why? Will it be possible to pull the rack if necessary if you slide the bolt in from the top?

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  • Pootis
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    Haven't had that issue but you are going to want the bolt head on top

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  • Tubesock
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    Finally got back to making progress. New wheel bears all around, just finished with the front.

    New strut inserts and springs. Still need to work on the rear but it’ll be getting new shocks, springs, and wheel bearings. Also on deck for this week in the new brake lines and Walbro 255 fuel pump.

    While working on the front I went back to my work on the Z3 rack swap and got a better picture of the issue I’m having with the hole not lining up.



    In the picture you can see one bolt is through the hole nearest the subframe and the other is closer to the front of the vehicle. I cannot for the life of me get them to line up on matching holes! Anybody else have this issue?


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  • Tubesock
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    The Chase Bays brake lines arrived this week so I’ll take pictures of the installation and the Z3 rack issues I’m having.



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  • Supadave
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    The Z3 rack and e30 rack should be almost identical in dimensions with the only real difference being the spacer used in the Z3 rack.

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  • Nick_08
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    91 318is/ LS Swap

    Yeah I’m not exactly sure what it is your describing. I did swap to an e36 rack I think it was 95-96 M? I know I have spacers in between the rack and subframe. Perhaps that will help your alignment?


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  • TeXJ
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    interesting, I'd like to see how ya do this

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  • Tubesock
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    So I realize after I did the Z3 rack swap I didn’t take a single picture. Good news, I did something wrong when I did it so I’ll have to redo it and I’ll take pictures this time. The issue is the rack isn’t going back far enough to sit in the proper hole on the subframe. If I push it all the way back so the steering knuckle is flush with the rack I can’t get the bolt through to tighten it down. If I put just the tip in up to the notched part to fit the bolt the rack doesn’t go far enough back to thread the bolt correctly.


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  • Nick_08
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    91 318is/ LS Swap

    Originally posted by Tubesock View Post
    Did you eliminate the ABS?


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    Yes. I opted for a simple and clean install.


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  • Tubesock
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    Did you eliminate the ABS?


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