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Suspension Wizard

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Based on projects in Wayne Dempsey's best-selling books, the Pelican Parts Suspension Wizard will guide you through all the steps required to obtain and source the parts required for your complete suspension overhaul & upgrade.  Walking you carefully through each step, the Suspension Wizard helps you choose the parts that you need for your overhaul, while making sure that you don't end up with the wrong parts or something that you don't really need.  Through eleven easy-to-follow steps, the Wizard guides you through the rebuild process and discusses upgrade options for your suspension setup.

  
Click here to view the Pelican Suspension Wizard!

Suspension Kits for BMW

Is your car bouncing around as you drive? Are you looking to maximize the full handling potential of your BMW? Pelican has the solution. For those of you looking to re-new your suspension, we here at Pelican are now pleased to offer these kits for your car.
 All kits contain the following parts, in addition to those specifically listed in the description:
  • New Struts and Shocks
  • New Front Strut Mounts
  • New Rear Shock Mounts
  • New Bump Stops (where applicable)
  • New Rear Shock Boots
  • New Front Control Arm Bushings
  • New Front Control Arm Ball Joints
  • New Front and Rear Sway Bar End Links
  • New Strut/Shock Mounting Nuts/Bolts
  • New Front and Rear Spring Retaining Pads
Turner Motorsports Adjustable Rear Camber Arms for Stage 3 and Uber Kits
Installing lowering springs on your E36 will result in increased negative camber on the rear wheels. In order to adjust the rear camber, you'll need to install a set of adjustable camber arms. Turner Motorsports offers two bushing styles to meet your needs, a solid Rod-end or Rubber Bushing end. The high range of adjustment allows a full racecar setup or a heavily lowered car to maintain factory specifications. Aluminum camber arms are designed as a lightweight component thereby reducing wear and tear on other, more critical parts (rear subframe, control arm bushings, etc) Each camber arm weighs only 2.5 lbs making for a total of 5 lbs for both parts (stock camber arms weigh 3 lbs each) TMS Camber Arms use hardcoat anodized aluminum, stainless steel turnbuckles, and stainless rod ends to all but eliminate corrosion from getting into the threads and making adjustment difficult. CNC-machined double shear design for ease of installation, high strength, and choice of outside bushing material. But we do suggest using with BMW rear trailing arm bushing # 33-32-6-775-551 for best performance (These bushings are included with all Pelican Uber Kits). Easy and simple to adjust, the main adjustment point is out by the wheel so there is no need to work around the exhaust or subframe to adjust camber.

Suspension Overhaul Tools

You can never perform a good job on repairing your Porsche if you don't have the right tool. A lot of people try to cut corners because they either don't have the tool they need, or they don't even know that it exists! Having the right tool for the job saves time, money, and wasted effort. A job that can take 4 hours without the right tool, can take a mere few minutes with the right tool. You're already saving lots of money by doing the work yourself, spend some money and get the tool that you need. Once it's in your collection, you will not know how you got along without it!
Rear Wheel Bearing Extractor and Installer Kit
If you want to save on a costly repair, replace your own bearing or pull your own hubs with our all in one master kit. Designed to efficiently remove and install hub and wheel bearings, this kit will make the notoriously difficult job of removing rear wheel bearings a breeze. The tool eliminates the need for such drastic measures such as a slide hammer or flame torch to remove the rear wheel bearing. The tool facilitates the installation and removal of the rear bearings, and makes the whole job 1000% easier.
Ball Joint Installation Tools
Mueller-Kueps' Press and Pull Sleeve kit is a universal tool set for extracting and mounting the following: Silent bearings, hydraulic bearings, ball bearings, rubber bearings, shaft seals, bearing bushes, etc.
Ideal for various vehicles, due to universal application.
Sleeves inner diameter from 34 - 72 mm

Designed for the proper disassembly of the pitman arm type tie rod ends w/o tearing the ball joint boots.

Designed for the proper disassembly of ball joints on drag links and tie rods. Base of opening is 21.5mm

Designed for the proper disassembly of ball joints from lower wishbone. Base of opening is 25.5mm
Front Wheel Hub/Bearing Nut Socket
CV Joint Removal Tool
Avoid stripping your bolt heads and spending wasted hours cutting and grinding them off by using this special tool to easily remove those pesky CV joint bolts. This tool is for use with 12-point star-shaped bolts only. Please make sure to check your bolts before ordering. It's common for previous owners to replace the 12-point star shaped bolts with more standard allen head bolts instead. Although the 12-point pattern allows you to get a better grip on the bolts (with the correct tool), and apply the high torque that the bolts require, previous owners may have stripped out these bolt heads by attempting to use a torx or hex driver instead of the proper tool. A word of caution here - these other tools MAY work, but if they strip the bolt head, then you are in for an entire afternoon of grinding it off the next time it's replaced.

TIP: Spray the bolts down with WD-40 or Liquid Wrench first to loosen the dirt and debris in the bolt head, then scrape out any dirt that may be left. With the socket on a 6" extension, slip the tool into the bolt head and give it a gentle rap on the end with a mallet to seat it firmly. Following this simple procedure will hopefully avoid you from stripping any CV bolts.

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