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    Will Trailing Arm Brace Interfere w/ Fuel Filler Hose?

    My car is completely apart, so I can't just mock this up and check it out myself.

    I welded a transverse brace between the two "arms" of the rear trailing arm, much like the M Roadster/Coupe arms and the early E30 M3 DTM cars. The brace is about 2-3" aft of the RTABs.

    The trailing arms are finished and painted up nicely and it struck me that I might have an issue with the passenger side trailing arm brace interfering with the rubber hose that joins the filler neck to the gas tank.

    Anyone have this trouble before? Am I going to have to cut into my nicely refinished trailing arm and move the brace??

    I wish I had a helpful picture, but if I did, I wouldn't be asking the question.

    Thanks.
    '89 BMW 325is Zinnoberrot / '88 VW Jetta GLI 16v Tornado Red / '89 VW Jetta GLI 16v Tornado Red / '89 VW GTI 16v Bright Blue Metallic / '91 BMW 325i Black / '91 BMW 325i Sport Black / '92 VW GTI 16v Black / '92 VW GTI 16v Montana Green / '01 Audi A4 Avant TQM Silver Metallic / '01 VW Jetta GLX VR6 Black

    #2
    This link should help answer your questions.

    http://www.s14.net/forums/showthread...-Trailing-Arms

    I'm guessing you'll probably need to redo them :(
    85 325e m60b44 6 speed / 89 535i
    e30 restoration and V8 swap
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      #3
      Wow, I never thought about that one!

      I don't think my old car had any issues with the M Coupe arms contacting the hose.
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        #4
        Originally posted by JGood View Post
        This link should help answer your questions.

        http://www.s14.net/forums/showthread...-Trailing-Arms

        I'm guessing you'll probably need to redo them :(
        Thanks for the link, that helped. And yes, I absolutely have to redo the right side arm. Crap.

        Driver's side should be okay.
        '89 BMW 325is Zinnoberrot / '88 VW Jetta GLI 16v Tornado Red / '89 VW Jetta GLI 16v Tornado Red / '89 VW GTI 16v Bright Blue Metallic / '91 BMW 325i Black / '91 BMW 325i Sport Black / '92 VW GTI 16v Black / '92 VW GTI 16v Montana Green / '01 Audi A4 Avant TQM Silver Metallic / '01 VW Jetta GLX VR6 Black

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          #5
          Look at my project thread I just posted pics of mine

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            #6
            Originally posted by 89AlpineM3 View Post
            Look at my project thread I just posted pics of mine
            Honestly it looks like you're going to have the same problem on the passenger side. Mine look just like yours.
            '89 BMW 325is Zinnoberrot / '88 VW Jetta GLI 16v Tornado Red / '89 VW Jetta GLI 16v Tornado Red / '89 VW GTI 16v Bright Blue Metallic / '91 BMW 325i Black / '91 BMW 325i Sport Black / '92 VW GTI 16v Black / '92 VW GTI 16v Montana Green / '01 Audi A4 Avant TQM Silver Metallic / '01 VW Jetta GLX VR6 Black

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              #7
              Jake on s14 , the linked thread, built them for me . We checked and it may rub but that's it he said only concern would be rubbing over time he said.

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                #8
                All you need to do is channel it where the hose is if you want

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                  #9
                  I did mine and they fit just fine. I will see if I can find pics.
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                    #10
                    Let me post a pic of mine and see what guys think...

                    Will these clear the fuel hose?

                    '89 BMW 325is Zinnoberrot / '88 VW Jetta GLI 16v Tornado Red / '89 VW Jetta GLI 16v Tornado Red / '89 VW GTI 16v Bright Blue Metallic / '91 BMW 325i Black / '91 BMW 325i Sport Black / '92 VW GTI 16v Black / '92 VW GTI 16v Montana Green / '01 Audi A4 Avant TQM Silver Metallic / '01 VW Jetta GLX VR6 Black

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                      #11
                      Check this out, an interesting solution to the problem. This is for an s62 e30 build.



                      85 325e m60b44 6 speed / 89 535i
                      e30 restoration and V8 swap
                      24 Hours of Lemons e30 build

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                        #12
                        really the only way to tell is put it in and jack up the arm and see if it hits

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by 89AlpineM3 View Post
                          really the only way to tell is put it in and jack up the arm and see if it hits
                          Perhaps, but like I said, the car is in pieces. Can't do that right now.
                          '89 BMW 325is Zinnoberrot / '88 VW Jetta GLI 16v Tornado Red / '89 VW Jetta GLI 16v Tornado Red / '89 VW GTI 16v Bright Blue Metallic / '91 BMW 325i Black / '91 BMW 325i Sport Black / '92 VW GTI 16v Black / '92 VW GTI 16v Montana Green / '01 Audi A4 Avant TQM Silver Metallic / '01 VW Jetta GLX VR6 Black

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by JGood View Post
                            Check this out, an interesting solution to the problem. This is for an s62 e30 build.



                            Looks like a good solution. Link to build thread?
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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Cletonius View Post
                              Looks like a good solution. Link to build thread?
                              http://www.e30zone.net/modules.php?n...topic&t=213587
                              85 325e m60b44 6 speed / 89 535i
                              e30 restoration and V8 swap
                              24 Hours of Lemons e30 build

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