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Thread: Rear Lower Control Arm & Shock Install

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    Post Rear Lower Control Arm & Shock Install

    Hello All,

    Just wanted to share a write-up on replacing rear lower control arms & rear shocks on my personal car.

    I went with Lemforder rear control arms since mine were bent and replaced the rear shocks with Bilstein B4 Touring while we were at it. Hopefully this is helpful to anyone looking to do a similar replacement.

    https://blog.fcpeuro.com/e46-rear-lo...-shock-install

    -Dave
    Last edited by FCP Euro; 09-14-2018 at 05:12 AM.

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    Dave, the link does not work. But thanks for providing us with a DIY.

    I am happy to see that you are posting on here, hopefully FCP Euro can get lots of business from the Mafia.

    Last time I change my rear shocks, the family helped me. Was the yearly Mafia family at Dane's house. Never attempted the rear control arms before.
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    Yup, the link doesn’t work for me as well...


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    I like what FCP Euro is doing, I just placed like 3 orders, lol.
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    link still doesn't work. I already changed my rear control arms, but just wanted to see how you did it.

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    Sorry about the broken link, we had to make a few edits. It should be back up now!

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    Thx for fixing the link. Bought a bunch of stuff from you guys to do my suspension work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnrando View Post
    Thx for fixing the link. Bought a bunch of stuff from you guys to do my suspension work.

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    No problem John. What type of suspension work are you planning on doing?

    Dave

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    Control arms, tie rods, end-links.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnrando View Post
    Control arms, tie rods, end-links.

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    Nice! Let us know how everything goes with the install.

    If you need anything feel free to email me directly davidg1@fcpeuro.com

    Dave

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