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Thread: Front end suspension refresh - seeking space!

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    Front end suspension refresh - seeking space!

    So I've got a box full of goodies to install... both front control arms, bushings, sway bar end links, and two tie rods. I don't plan on accomplishing tie rods myself since one of them is seized and won't loosen, but at the very least I need to replace my control arms and bushings since they are shot.

    Does anybody have the space in a garage with jackstands that I could borrow for a little while? Willing to drive up to 8 hours or so from CT, and plan on making it a day trip.

    I plan on bringing a space heater since it's getting quite chilly and the garage probably won't have heat, so an available outlet would also be helpful. Hopefully I can find the darned thing...
    BP
    2005 330i ZHP / 6MT
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    I have a driveway and tools and knowledge to free that seized tierod. I don't have a garage but you can make it an overnight stay if need be. It is still 60's and sometimes 70's here. My driveway is yours, and I'm pretty good with a wrench....

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    I can meet up and assist.

    His - 2004 Imola Red / Alcantara 330i | 6MT | ZHP |

    Her's - 2005 Black Sapphire Metallic / Black Leather 330i | 6MT | ZHP |

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    Come to Stafford and you've got a place to work/stay. This weekend works but not the first two in Nov.


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    Sounds like everyone should meet up.

    His - 2004 Imola Red / Alcantara 330i | 6MT | ZHP |

    Her's - 2005 Black Sapphire Metallic / Black Leather 330i | 6MT | ZHP |

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    BP, my garage is your garage once my car is out of it (partially dismantled at the moment). i've got good workspace, a heater, air tools, etc. but it's likely colder here and it will be a week before my car is out.

    peter
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    Thanks for all the offers, guys!
    I texted Bruce before I posted on here, since he's the closest to me. I wanted to make sure I had options if Bruce wasn't around.

    It looks like he'll be available the weekend of the 7th-8th, so I think I may go visit him. Thanks again for all the offers, I'll post back up if it doesn't end up happening.
    BP
    2005 330i ZHP / 6MT
    Imolarot / Naturbraun



    It's not the car you drive, it's how you drive it.

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    bruce's is likely best, as it's going to be warmer, for sure.

    peter
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    2015 VW Golf TSI Comfortline 5MT

    2007 BMW X3 3.0si M Sport 6MT

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