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Old 06-03-2012, 04:16 AM
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In the future, rusty bolts and cars are like women. Heat, lube... Apply as needed. Should let go pretty easy.
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I've used a tap on the trailing arm nut on a friends R53 and he never had any issues with it.
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Old 06-04-2012, 03:29 PM
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The OE nut is just spotted into place on the steel arms, you can knock it off and weld a new one in place, best solution imo. I upgraded my car to the alloy arms but they are dick pain for the threads stripping at wil, so im pre helicoiling it.
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Old 06-04-2012, 04:39 PM
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thanks for the help guys, Im thinking I will have a new nut welded in, use longer bolts and put a nut on the end and drill a hole for some safety wire..

haggis what did you have to do for the aluminum trailing arm swap? anything special or was it a direct swap. did you have to run a r56 e-brake?
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The aluminum trailing arms are ridiculous. It's like they made them aluminum solely so they would strip whenever you work on your own suspension. I hate those things with a passion. Mine are getting helicoiled whenever I have to drop my suspension again.
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thats because I believe they were made to actually thread when putting the bolt in for the first time. Not sure they planned to take the suspension off a lot
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thats because I believe they were made to actually thread when putting the bolt in for the first time.
Yah I believe you are correct. It's not fun.
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Yah I believe you are correct. It's not fun.
trade you for my messed up steel ones
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trade you for my messed up steel ones
I've debated it since cutting and welding the steel ones would be far easier, and I'd probably do it if I found someone local.
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I've debated it since cutting and welding the steel ones would be far easier, and I'd probably do it if I found someone local.
sounds like I need to roadtrip
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thanks for the help guys, Im thinking I will have a new nut welded in, use longer bolts and put a nut on the end and drill a hole for some safety wire..

haggis what did you have to do for the aluminum trailing arm swap? anything special or was it a direct swap. did you have to run a r56 e-brake?
Ive done the whole lot, ive got R56 rear brakes and the ebrake cables just match up to the R53 mech perfectly.

I only went the whole hog as I got them as a lot very cheaply, but you can use the R53 calipers with no hassle.

As Rally said the threads are a dick pain, im coiling mine before i even fit them, you will need the m14 kit for them. Ive seen one drop the rear shock as the bolt had no bite left, and then dumping some stud and breaking locking compound in there too.
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