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    Quote Originally Posted by jme_be View Post

    - Fast road geometry setup (I do a lot of motorway driving so am worried that an increase to camber and toe-in will (a) wear the front tyres more and (b) reduce mpg and (c) that every time an alignment check was needed I'd need to go back to someone like Thorney to have it checked/changed.
    They'll probably give it less toe-in (maybe some toe-out) which probably wont affect tyre wear. Adding negative camber might increase tyre wear a bit on the inside if all you do is motorway, depending how far they go. I very much doubt your MPG will be affected.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by boyoracer21 View Post
    Fitted powerflex bushes to the front of my Compact and to be honest can't notice any difference in the ride quality comfort wise. Have noticed a big difference in how it handles though. Seems to be more feedback and it tracks the corners perfect.
    I don't have to bother adding much to this, as it describes my Powerflex experience completely. I had heard stories of harshness, but this is not the case in my 330i.
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    Thanks JME for such an informative post! Food for thought certainly for me anyway Liking the sound of those Thorney blokes Red.
     
     

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    As a matter of interest, how much did they quote for the M3 anti-roll bars? My 330i has a 23mm roll bar (now polybushed), the 330i Sport's is 24mm, and the M3 is 26mm - Area-wise, if my 23mm one is 100%, the 24mm one gives 8% extra cross section, and the M3 26mm ones give an extra 27% - that in turn will give quite a bit of torsional resistance.

    I need to sort the cars rear out - the trailing arm bushes are a must. I think the kind of drop links the rears use are a nasty design & promote flexibility, so I'm not sure if I can be bothered changing the rear ARB bushes.
    E46 330i Touring (Sold)
     
     

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