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E30/E36/E46 Lower Control Arm Bushing Replacement. The lower control arm bushings stabilize the rear of the front lower control arms. After about 50k miles the stock non-M3 bushings can begin to tear.

You will also need to remove the lower and upper outer control arm bolts, as well as the lower shock mount.

When they do, the rear of the control arm is allowed to move farther than it should causing instability and a shake in the steering wheel when. Here's a few pictures of McCall removing his E36 M3's front lower control arm (LCA) bushings from the factory bushing housing (aka: lollipop).

Getting them out can be a struggle but with a careful cut and some hammer swinging they come out. Reinstallation is easiest with a press but he managed to get the replacement bushings in and even centered in the lollipop with only a vice and a. May 29, New bushing pressed in, pressing in the new balljoint on the e36 rear control arm is very similar to removal. Both upper and lower upper rear balljoints installed on a e36 m3. Using the AKG install tools, the method of extracting the old ball joints and bushings is virtually the same treeleaning.buzzted Reading Time: 5 mins.

These control arm bushings are specifically designed for the e30 & e36 chassis. Swapping in E46 control arms into your E30 or E36 will significantly increase negative camber by widening the track width and will also give you more clearance for more steering angle.