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Posted by Kirk McGraw on March 04, 2002 at 14:37:52:

In Reply to: Thanks Kirk ... posted by Ron Sarne on March 04, 2002 at 13:50:58:

I negotiated a 20% discount at my local dealership for this project. You could probably do better, but it is very convenient for a project of this nature.

One of the rear shocks had recently been replaced, but the other had started to seep a little, I decided to replace it while I had everything apart (like the back seat and parcel shelf).

I ordered the adjustible urethane trailing arm bushings (made by KMAC) from Korman. Nice, knowledgeable people. A totally different experience than dealing with Dinan. Nonetheless, they first sent the wrong bushings (offset factory rubber from BMW). Apparently the M5 is not listed on KMAC's fitment sheet. My local shop assured me that the bushings are the same on all E34's, so Korman is shipping the KMACs as we "speak".

I am a little concerned about the use of urethane in this location. I mentioned how well toe is managed by the pitman arm. I am worried that the urethane will not deflect as much, so the pitman arm will be unable to do its job. This is why I was a little reluctant to "publish" before I have finished.

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