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Old 11-05-2004, 05:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys,
Can anyone send me some pics of trailing arms?
I've been told that the "Trailing Arm Bushes" need replacing and I'm wondering whether it's something I can do myself?
I have a 323i SE 1996 E36-M52.

Also I'm changing the rear brakes this weekend, pads, h/brake shoes, rotors and sensor. Is there anything i should look out for?

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Here this link will show you how to remove.. replacing should be self explanitory after removal...

http://www.apexcone.com/JimPowellHomepage/...earBushing.html

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It would be a good idea to mark the location of the three bolts before removing them. Taking a digital picture would even be better. This will allow you to return the alignment close to where it was.

I still recommend a complete alignment check after the install, but this will keep alignment issues to a minimum until you can get it to a shop.
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RTAB's are a total pain in the arse to do. On the non M3 E36's, these fail sooner than they should in relation to the rest of the car.
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