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Lead Sled Bob
08-17-2003, 01:55 PM
Here you go guys, she is starting to take shape, lots of stuff fixed.

Need some suggestions on suspension rebuild. Idler arms is shot, so are struts (will be rebuilt by Bilstien), what other items to I need to replace/rebuild? I only want to go into the suspension once, so please provide some guidance.



Randy '83 733i Des Moines, Iowa
08-17-2003, 02:48 PM

08-17-2003, 03:44 PM
Thanks for sharing, I enjoyed them very much ....<br>
Regards, Afshin.
1982 745i (5-Speed)

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08-17-2003, 05:57 PM
Very nice. It really feels good to see so many restored well taken care of E23 out there.
Things I usually replaced on E23 suspension - dog bones(Pitman Arms), sway bar brace, upper and lower idler arms. Make sure all your bushings are good and the boots are OK.

papajimmm nh
08-17-2003, 06:01 PM
I seen something a while ago in roundel that it can be done but no info thanks jim

Keith F.
08-17-2003, 06:46 PM

Will 00=[][]=00
08-17-2003, 06:58 PM
That's what we like: understated elegance! Looks good. One question: what make are those 5-spoke rims, please?

Lead Sled Bob
08-17-2003, 09:42 PM
I called them last week, they said it would be $65 a corner and take 5 to 8 days. This is alot better than $115 a corner new and keeps any Hartge specific valving that the originals might have.

08-18-2003, 01:13 AM
Regards, Afshin.
1982 745i (5-Speed)

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08-18-2003, 10:05 AM

08-18-2003, 10:07 AM

Lead Sled Bob
08-18-2003, 10:08 AM

Lead Sled Bob
08-18-2003, 10:15 AM

J Stein
08-18-2003, 02:03 PM

John Stein
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08-19-2003, 11:17 PM

08-20-2003, 07:15 AM
Bob, good thing you rescued this one from the clutches of it's PO. Glad too that his time with the car was so brief that he wasn't able to inflict much further insult, and that it didn't have to sit through a 5th eB@y round. I tried (in vain, obviously) to work something out with Von early in the first auction, but he wasn't ready to accept the reality of the situation. You're the happy beneficiary of his "enlightenment". Congrats, and please keep us up to date with your restoration efforts. <br><img src="">

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