E30 control arms advice needed

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  1. Slide30

    Slide30 New Member

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    Hey, I was thinking of upgrading my stock control arms to better ones, such as the e46 ones, which I found on ebay. Now the question is, are there any major modifications for this to work? If so, what kind of mods? & also, do you think that this upgrade will be worth it? If not what kind of other control arms do you suggest?

    Thanks !!
     
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  2. Gh0st

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    E30 LCAs have stiffer ball joints than e36 or e46 LCAs.
    E46 will give you a wider track giving you negative camber, they are a straight swap man.
     
  3. bell

    bell Without patience

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    dont you have to use e90 steering stuffs to componsate the extra track?
    ive read it somewhere not sure where though
     
  4. Gh0st

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    Heard people using e90 parts, no clue why tho. I have e30 LCAs in my e36 that are cut and widened by 35mm each side so wider than e46 LCAs are and I didn't need any e90 parts. Lots of adjustment left in my std steering arms.
     
  5. GB / John

    GB / John NDC Runner Up 2012

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    Will also need to either grind the e46 arms round to fit e30 "lollipops" or fit e46 60mm poly bushes into the e30 "lollipops".
     
  6. Gh0st

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    That's right the e46 LCAs are hex instead of round. You should get 60mm eccentric poly bushes when your at it, will increase caster.
     
  7. Slide30

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    Thanks man for the good advice, I'm gonna fit them and see how it goes.
     

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