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#1 (permalink) Old 09-21-2005, 07:19 PM
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So I just recently found out that E30s have no built-in way to adjust the rear toe/camber ... and while i'm supposed ot have a slight amount of toe-in, i have quite a bit of toe-out. I know you can fix this with eccentric bushings from

http://www.bmwbushings.com/Rear%20Ca...20Bushings.htm

http://www.bimmerworld.com/html/e30-...m-bushings.htm

and of course there are some from www.bavauto.com

supposedly there are also KMac ones available, but i can't find a place to buy them.

The first two are adjustable and urethane, the bavauto ones are one-time press-ins (as far as i can tell) and are rubber.

Anyone running any of these- can you provide recommendations? I hear that the urethanes start squeaking after about 6 months and require periodic greasing.... how big of an issue is this? either of the above 2 urethanes better than the other? How easy is it to adjust the adjustable ones?

I think i may just go with the bavauto rubber non-adjustables to prevent noise problems....but i hope i get it right.

Any recs would be awesome.
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i have the rtrs units, bmwbushings.com, and have no issues with them. they are much cheaper than the other units out there. i use energy suspension formula 5 prelube for all urethane bushings and have never had squeaking issues.

the press in ones would be a pain. you'd have to have them installed at the alignment shop, and if they screw up they have to pull the arms and press them out then back in again. the adjustables don't have to be pressed in, and you just need to loosen the nut and turn the bolt to adjust.
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