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    Rear suspension cars crabbing ?,

    I was driving my car in a straight line and someone over took me in a Nissan juke I thought this was funny and decided to go and play with him but when I accelerated in a straight line my back end tried to flick out and its now very dodgy and constantly crabbing when I accelerate I'm a mchanic so al have a look at it tomorrow anyone know of any common faults only one I know is the subframes breaking away from the floor pan ? Anyone got any ideas as to what else anything else common on them ? Sent from my HTC One X using Tapatalk 2

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    The rear trailing arm bushes make them feel awful when you go on and off the throttle if gone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by e36coupe-328 View Post
    The rear trailing arm bushes make them feel awful when you go on and off the throttle if gone.
    X2 on this one..... Not too bad to do TBH.

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    Re: Rear suspension cars crabbing ?,

    It's only a 1.6 and has drum brakes so if the bushes are shot I might just purchase both rear trailing arms with disc brakes and maybe even upgrade to Polly bushes al let yous know layer when o have a look ay it and find out what's wrong
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    Quote Originally Posted by crgcoupe View Post
    al let yous know layer when o have a look ay it and find out what's wrong Cheers

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    Eh?

    My phone does that too..

    It'll defo be easier with the arms off the car as far as getting the old ones out goes. Oem bushes are a nightmare to get in (I was like this ) without the proper tools, but it can be done. Polybushes are supposed to be easy peezy though once the old ones are out.

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    Re: Rear suspension cars crabbing ?,

    Lol that was an epic mistake it was the phones auto correction honestly lol

    What would u go with bushes from BMW them selves ? I managed to get 2 trailing arms today with full disc brake set up but I still want to do the bushes before I fit them onto my car

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    Quote Originally Posted by crgcoupe View Post
    I might just purchase both rear trailing arms with disc brakes and maybe even upgrade to Polly bushes
    You are opening a can of worms there, and no offense but taking them off you will need new nuts for driveshafts a torque wrench that goes to 150 and to get some with perfect wheel bearings in too
    Get the right tool they are 2 mins to push the bushes out and in on the car and cheap tool starts around 40

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    Re: Rear suspension cars crabbing ?,

    It's ok mate I'm a mchanich myself and have managed to get both rear 328 trailing arms so I'm fiting them tomorrow I've also already had my trailing arms disconnect and everything got greased going back on so no issues coming off will also be with new bushes obv cheers for the help anyway

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    Is that the same as a mechanic? lol

    Hopefully your driveshafts won't cause an issue. There are different size nuts not sure if there are different size splines into the hubs. but you'll soon see once in pieces.



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    Nuts are the same, drive flanges and bearings are different according to real OEM
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    Re: Rear suspension cars crabbing ?,

    Yeah exactly mate I know a guy that has a yard purely for e36 parts and can have acces to 328 drive shafts if need be thank fully

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