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      10-27-2012, 07:55 AM   #89
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      10-27-2012, 08:42 AM   #90
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Does ECS Tuning sell TRW branded rear suspension in a kit as well? I can only seem to find Genuine BMW parts. Would be handy if they did, possibly group it like they did with the front suspension.
http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E90-M3-S65_4.0L/Suspension/Control_Arm/Rear/

2 trw parts there - i guess it might be possible to get More OE stuff if we ask nicely? (rear camber links and stuff?

*asks nicely*
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      10-28-2012, 02:32 AM   #91
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did some googling

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...=33&fg=30&hl=7

http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E90-M3-...83886/ES57594/

that part there

for 04 Camber arm, right 1 33322283886 $81.50

the cheapest price i can actually find for sale is from ECS at the $180 though.
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      10-28-2012, 06:17 AM   #92
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did some googling

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...=33&fg=30&hl=7

http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E90-M3-...83886/ES57594/

that part there

for 04 Camber arm, right 1 33322283886 $81.50

the cheapest price i can actually find for sale is from ECS at the $180 though.
I wonder if there is TRW for that. Otherwise, yeah, ECS has the kit at:
http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E82-135...ink/ES2538656/
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      10-28-2012, 07:24 AM   #93
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I wonder if there is TRW for that. Otherwise, yeah, ECS has the kit at:
http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E82-135...ink/ES2538656/
yeah, what's up with the price?


http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E92-M3-...n/Control_Arm/

186*2 = $372

$60 of bolts? lol
that's a couple $ in hardware at most, plus a little bit of cost in labour.. not $60 worth...

gotta remember (i think) that's the part that means you need M3 rear shock mounts!

ED: yes it is, it's NOT a plug and play setup.


it may not even be made by trw (probs is..) - but there should pretty much always be an OEM option somewhere, we just have to find it i guess?
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I wonder if there is TRW for that. Otherwise, yeah, ECS has the kit at:
http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E82-135...ink/ES2538656/
yeah, what's up with the price?


http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E92-M3-...n/Control_Arm/

186*2 = $372

$60 of bolts? lol
that's a couple $ in hardware at most, plus a little bit of cost in labour.. not $60 worth...

gotta remember (i think) that's the part that means you need M3 rear shock mounts!

ED: yes it is, it's NOT a plug and play setup.


it may not even be made by trw (probs is..) - but there should pretty much always be an OEM option somewhere, we just have to find it i guess?
You are correct. You will need rear m3 shock mounts for the camber link upgrade. But where is the OE version?
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      10-29-2012, 09:43 AM   #95
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Guys if there are any parts you want me to check for TRW or other aftermarkets on just PM me the part numbers and I'll look about.

And flinchy and sharkatron, yes the hardware is costly. Feel free to add it up out side the kit.
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      10-29-2012, 05:21 PM   #96
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Guys if there are any parts you want me to check for TRW or other aftermarkets on just PM me the part numbers and I'll look about.
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looking like the full front+rear kit price will come down to a VERY reasonable price?
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Guys if there are any parts you want me to check for TRW or other aftermarkets on just PM me the part numbers and I'll look about.
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      11-20-2012, 06:37 AM   #98
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I just ordered a set

(TRW front control arms)

as well as some OEM rear lower shock mounts, and powerflex rear upper shock mount/bushing (from ebay), hopefully have it all by early/mid-next week ish, then get it all in with my coilovers and M3 sway bar... as well as new tires to replace me bald ones

I'll at least be able to tell you if the parts look/feel good, and post up a ton of photos

won't be able to tell you the difference in the parts alone, since so much is changing, but ... still better than nothing lol

hope all this fixes most of the bounciness/noisiness my car now has -_-
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      11-20-2012, 07:50 AM   #99
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Congrats on taking the plunge

Still, I don't think we'd be able to figure out the difference between trw and m components lol
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      11-26-2012, 06:39 PM   #100
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Congrats on taking the plunge

Still, I don't think we'd be able to figure out the difference between trw and m components lol
Just a follow up. I have since replaced my front control arms(wishbones?)/tension rods with the TRW parts from Oembimmerparts.com
Definitely a cheaper deal. Bushings are stiffer than stock and no issues with the install. The parts are virtual identical to the M3 parts.
They even had the M3 logo originally and someone mostly grinded it off.

e.g the wishbones were exactly the same as
except someone took a grinder to the M logo .

The tension rods did not have any M logo's.
However, I installed those first and immediately noticed better steering feedback.

Two weeks later I installed the wishbones which really screwed up my alignment like the M ones. After alignment, I am very happy with the parts and the effect they have had on the car.

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      11-26-2012, 06:45 PM   #101
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Thanks for the review. I think we are all more than a little bit keen on installing these M bits on our AG cars.
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Would be nice if TRW sold the rears. Maybe ECS can get them in?
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      11-27-2012, 02:00 AM   #103
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Is the headlight adjustment rod required for e92 325i vehicle (i.e. non-M3)?
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Would be nice if TRW sold the rears. Maybe ECS can get them in?
I've put the word out to our contacts at TRW that we want them if they're producing them. Currently they've said "no go".... but I'll keep pushing

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Is the headlight adjustment rod required for e92 325i vehicle (i.e. non-M3)?
To maintain self leveling headlights you'll need them.
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Would be nice if TRW sold the rears. Maybe ECS can get them in?
I've put the word out to our contacts at TRW that we want them if they're producing them. Currently they've said "no go".... but I'll keep pushing

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Is the headlight adjustment rod required for e92 325i vehicle (i.e. non-M3)?
To maintain self leveling headlights you'll need them.
So it IS TRW that makes them, but they won't sell directly?
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I've put the word out to our contacts at TRW that we want them if they're producing them. Currently they've said "no go".... but I'll keep pushing


To maintain self leveling headlights you'll need them.
If they are the same product and identical I'm not sure why they wouldn't sell it at a discount because the product already exists and they are producing it already. If it will take some time I suspect they are similar but not exactly the same.
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Eeee just got home, all my stuff is here!

I'll post pics soon, and it's true, all parts have a little bit ground off where ///M should be

All very hefty stuff, the upper arms are MASSIVE moreso than i expected
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If I would install wishbones I know it will add negative camber but will it also put the wheel under angle that the top of the tire move closer to strut?

Im asking because with my winters 17x8 225/45 inner side top of the tire is already very very close to strut it almost rubbing to it. Im wondering if installing wishbones will not put them that they would rub to strut.
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If I would install wishbones I know it will add negative camber but will it also put the wheel under angle that the top of the tire move closer to strut?

Im asking because with my winters 17x8 225/45 inner side top of the tire is already very very close to strut it almost rubbing to it. Im wondering if installing wishbones will not put them that they would rub to strut.
No, it's pushing the bottom of the strut out, not the wheel in, the control arm attaches to the strut

I had he same concern
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