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    I like to have my car really low. The front is ok however the rear arms are very close the body (where the arms pivot on the subframe) i had this problem on my old car. A mk1 Punto
    Is this only on the Compacts or real E30's like this aswell?
    It has about 8mm clearance or less and bangs against the body sometimes when the car is on a track day doing drifting. only at slow speeds though cos the tyres hop a bit. i was thinkin of putting hard wearing rubber in the gap to stop the banging and further damage being caused, but if there is any other solution i'd like to know as google didn't come up with anything
     
     

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    Any knowledgeable E30 dudes here?
     
     

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    anyoneeeeeeeee?
     
     

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    Also I know the diff is basically part of the subframe on the e30 rears. i am gettin a stiff urethane bushing for the diff, should this reduce movement in the whole subframe aswell?
     
     

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    The rallying fraternity solidly mount the subframe and the diff to the chassis. To get more movement from the arms they chop the chasis and stiffen with extra plates.

    http://www.bmw-rallying.co.uk/viewto...=1865&start=45

    http://www.bmw-rallying.co.uk/viewto...2056&start=165
    Rich
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by eddiee36 View Post
    The rallying fraternity solidly mount the subframe and the diff to the chassis. To get more movement from the arms they chop the chasis and stiffen with extra plates.

    http://www.bmw-rallying.co.uk/viewto...=1865&start=45

    http://www.bmw-rallying.co.uk/viewto...2056&start=165
    Doh! Well it is the only way it seems, to chop what is in the way! lol
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    That E30 setup is a work of art!
     
     

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    check out the 1 series with a E36 m3 lump in
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