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#1 (permalink) Old 11-13-2005, 03:45 PM
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OK, so I had them replaced a while back with E36 M3 RTAB's. Everything seemed fine but a few weeks later the driver side bushing slid out. I thought this was VERY odd but I took it back and they pressed it back in. Just the other day the passenger side one slid out...WTF?! Something is definitely wrong here. Can someone please confirm if I can use E36 M3 RTAB's on a non-M E36. I am positive that you can. I just want to figure out what is going on.

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thats a good question, im thinking maybe the m3 ones dont actually fit the same way that non Ms do, and with the weather getting colder they have that extra bit to slide out or squeeze out or whatever... im not really sure im just throwing some plausable ideas out, but what you can do is look for RTAB shims, they are a great performance upgrade and will probably fix your current problem

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What a pain in the butt.
OK, so what shims should I get?

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Update. The dealer told me the M3 bushings can be used in place of the non-M bushings. They are pretty much the same. I wonder if the guy I brought it to shaved down the bushings to make them fit more easily.

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Update. The dealer told me the M3 bushings can be used in place of the non-M bushings. They are pretty much the same. I wonder if the guy I brought it to shaved down the bushings to make them fit more easily.
thats probably the case, when people cant get bushings to fit ive seen alot of cases where shaving was done...

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if they dont have the proper tool to put them in (which if you dont , its very hard) i can see them doing somehting like this

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