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Old 01-09-2007, 11:06 PM   #1
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Default Rear Trailing arms, and maybe more on Rear suspension

Hey guys, my car is back up and runnin, i replaced all the brakes and pads. The front Aligned pretty well, but the rear is out. The "toe" is off, and i believe it is due to the trailing arms being bent. Anyone have any for a 98? prefferaly low miles. Or anyone else have any suggestions on why the "toe" is out? Its definetly suspension related. Oh, and i'm lokoing for some OEM 15" rims as well.. my RF one is bent, and the RR is just curbrashed badly. Anything would be appreciated..
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the toe's out because you've bent your trailing arm. this is a perfect chance to uprate the arm's but sorry i dont have any suggestions cos' i dont know what would fit best, z3, z3 m or e30. i think e30 arm's are weaker though.
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any ideas on what brand to go with? or where to get new ones?
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toe out dOES not mean you have a bent arm.....
don't ask me how I know.....

hit up top-end for the KMAC rear adjustable bushings - $230 shipped....have a shop put them in for $200, get it aligned again and be done with it...

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so its jsut the rear bushings? how do i check this?
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I have low mileage rear suspension parts available from my 1998. PM me if interested.
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If you hit a curb I would atleast have someone check the trailing arm before you run out and buy adjustable bushings for the rear. You probably could correct camber issues caused by a bent part with an adjustable bushing but that is a band-aid fix. Find the issue and correct that.
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If he is going to replace traling arms, now would be the time to add the rear camber kit, like Marleymon said.

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If you hit a curb I would atleast have someone check the trailing arm before you run out and buy adjustable bushings for the rear. You probably could correct camber issues caused by a bent part with an adjustable bushing but that is a band-aid fix. Find the issue and correct that.
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I didn't know he hit a curb in the rear...
I guess it depends how bad the toe is off.
Mine was toed out a little and an arm did not fix the issue. So I guess I used a band-aid, But now it dials in perfectly and it fixed camber.
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I wasn't saying the adjustable bushings are a bad idea.. They are only a band aid if you are using them to cover up some other major problem. There are a lot of reasons when using adjustable bushings are one of the best ways to fix the problem.
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