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      07-22-2015, 10:37 AM   #82
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Originally Posted by dbronnik View Post
I also needed another wheel bearing and a wheel carrier since my driver's side one got damaged when the shop was trying to press out the half axle..). If I had to do it again, I would just swap the whole subframe from a wrecked M3 instead of trying to do just the hubs.
That is unfortunate that the Carrier/knuckle was damaged, thats clearly makes the mod much more expensive. I can see why M3/1m subframe swap may be cheaper.

Did the shop explain why the damaged occurred and if its a common risk?
128i Sport 6MT converted to Euro 130i spec, 3.73 diff, tuned by evolve ~220 whp 207 wtq(ft-lb) SAE
In-progress: //M front arm, M3 rack, e36M lip Wishlist: Coils, n55 mnts, headers, LSD, e60 finn diff

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