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575mm rod lenght
28mm rod OD 
30 splines

The issue of worn splines in the center position is a common challenge faced by BMW E46 owners, particularly due to the nature of most driving scenarios where cars spend a significant amount of time driving straight. This issue is exacerbated by factors such as wider wheels, which put additional stress on the steering rack.

When the splines between the pinion and the rod become worn, it can lead to imprecise steering, diminished handling, and potential safety concerns. The solution often involves replacing either the rod or the entire steering rack. One recommended option is the BMW E46 Black Label 2.5 turns steering rack (CLICK HERE), which can provide quicker handling performance and reliability for those looking to address this issue.

For those who may not be ready to switch to a new steering rack and wish to stick with their existing 3.0 turns rack, the offer of a brand new rod can be a cost-effective and practical solution. Please remember: Replacing the rod necessitates disassembling the entire steering rack, making it an opportune time to replace related components such as seals, bushes, and o-rings. This comprehensive approach ensures that the steering system is fully restored to optimal condition, promoting accurate steering and enhanced driving experience.

For those interested, a proper seal kit is available through our online shop.

If you have any questions, concerns please do not hesitate to ask.As with any mechanical work associated with critical functions of your vehicle you make all modifications at your own risk and acknowledge that you are liable for any damages you might cause yourself. If you are not comfortable with making these modifications you should not attempt it.


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