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E36 M3 Rear Control Arm Bushing Preload

Hello BMW world! I just need an expert opinion or at least someone who is familiar. Have a 98 E36 M3. Recently pulled and replaced all the bushings in the subframe, control arms and trailing arm. Prior to tightening the control arm bushings lowered the car with correct amount of weight in the trunk and took a measurement from wheel center to fender well. Got 13.25. Torqued everything up. After driving a little decided to take another measurement got 12.5 and 3/4" difference.
Do you think this will prematurely wear out the control arm bushings? Yes, I have OCD. After 50 hours of work I want to make it last.
And why is there not an E36 forum?

Thank you for any input you may have.
Old 07-09-2018, 06:59 AM
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