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    e36-e30 5 lug swap LCABs. any interest in an aftermarket?

    Hey guys,
    I am doing my 5 lug swap. I have used all the parts off a late e36 m3. so control arms, spindles, and then the offset LCAB from the 95.

    I am not happy with the placement of the wheel in the arch. So, I have decided to make some LCABs based on the treehouse racing ones. But these have more offset to get the hub more center.

    I will get pictures up as soon as I can. I was just curious if anyone might be interested in a set. I am making 3 sets. one for me. One for my friend, and one to sell off.

    Mine are already done, they arent pretty but they should work.

    #2
    [IMG]New LCABs by the_captainkudzu, on Flickr[/IMG]

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      #3
      [IMG]New LCABs by the_captainkudzu, on Flickr[/IMG]

      [IMG]New LCABs by the_captainkudzu, on Flickr[/IMG]

      [IMG]LCABS by the_captainkudzu, on Flickr[/IMG]

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        #4
        the last 2 pictures are the before and after pictures of the 2 different LCABs

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          #5
          Some of the pics aren't workin champ.

          I think there is a market for this for sure.

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            #6
            I dont really know how to put the pictures up. I tried using my flikr account.

            They work on my machine.

            there are only 4 pictures.

            Any advice?

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              #7
              Nevermind, they're all working now that I'm on my laptop.

              What would you sell this for?

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                #8
                I think $150 is a good price point.

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                  #9
                  Can you guarantee its durability?

                  That's the only thing I'd be concerned about when buying these.

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                    #10
                    Im not sure I can guarantee anything, but I will work to make it good if it were to break or wear out prematurely. I think my only concern with the whole thing is longevity of the bushing. So, if the bushing wears out super quick, I can send you a replacement set.

                    Remember this is a prototype.


                    I just made mine and just installed them 3 days ago and just drove the car for the first time since november.

                    It drives great and feels pretty awesome. The turning radius is as it was before I did the suspension swap. for instance, I went for a drive with a buddy who did the e30 M3 swap. I am able to turn around in a parking lot or in the road much easier than his, it seemed.

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                      #11
                      So what material did you use for the bushing?
                      87 325i Coupe - Sold
                      95 M3 Track rat - Sold
                      87 325i Vert - Sold
                      87 325is S52 swap - Sold
                      99 M3 (Estoril) - Sold
                      03 525i Touring - Current
                      03 325i Touring (Mtech Conv) - Current
                      88 325i Vert - Current

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                        #12
                        currently i am using acetal.

                        "Wear- and Water-Resistant DelrinŽ Acetal Resin
                        Considered the workhorse of plastics, DelrinŽ acetal resin combines moisture resistance and a slippery, wear-resistant surface with an ability to hold tight tolerances. Also known as acetal homopolymer, it's often used for gears, bushings, impellers, and other parts that require its strength and rigidity."

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                          #13
                          hmm k
                          Pretty expensive for stuff that has no guarantee
                          87 325i Coupe - Sold
                          95 M3 Track rat - Sold
                          87 325i Vert - Sold
                          87 325is S52 swap - Sold
                          99 M3 (Estoril) - Sold
                          03 525i Touring - Current
                          03 325i Touring (Mtech Conv) - Current
                          88 325i Vert - Current

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                            #14
                            Fair enough. I m just a guy making a part. I am not Bimmerworld. so I cant guarantee the product.

                            I think the price is fair for my time and material cost. If you think $150 is too expensive. make them for your self.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by _Keith_ View Post
                              hmm k
                              Pretty expensive for stuff that has no guarantee
                              There is somewhat of a guarantee..

                              Originally posted by Artful Dodger View Post
                              I will work to make it good if it were to break or wear out prematurely. I think my only concern with the whole thing is longevity of the bushing. So, if the bushing wears out super quick, I can send you a replacement set.
                              $150 isn't bad considering the THR eyeballs are like $180? And these give even more caster to correct for 5 lug swaps.

                              I would have already jumped on this if I decided to do a 5 lug swap.. but I think I'm staying 4 lug.

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