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Old 12-03-2004, 02:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Well i've almost completely torn out the driver's rear and torn about 170 degrees off the passenger front mounts. So I think it's about time to get this crap fixed dont' you say??

I found a family friend that owns a shop and actually has a 93 325i so he knows what he's talking about. He's doing the whole job for $500 provided I include the parts (what like $85 right??) So I think I'm getting a pretty good deal

Anyways since damage has already been caused if we weld in the new plates that should prevent it from happening again right?? What else should I do as a preventative measure?? I'm already planning on replacing the mounts and RTABs, hopefully that'll be enough.

So the symptoms I have now are a screeeaking rear end, a thumping, and a general "loose" feel to the rear end. Simply welding those support plates will rid all of that and not just stop it from getting worse right???

I would just suck to do all this and still have that damn creaking.

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make sure to replace all subframe bushings if they are worn, or have slid out of place, the rear control arms will make lots of noise if the bushings are bad
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tms has awsome stuff to reenforce subframes...thats my next project actually...
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Old 12-03-2004, 01:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
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so TMS is the best place to buy the plates????

Any other suggestions???

Well I take the car in next thursday so hopefully if I order the parts today i'll have them by then. Anything else you guys suggest??? tips?? ANYTHING??????

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