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thomas123456
09-29-2011, 03:19 PM
Hey guy I was just wondering where to find control arm bushings. I'm looking for better one's. I can find stock rubber bushings from just about anywhere but i'm thinking polyurethane or delrin. Prefer local I saw delrin on Turner Motorsports but I street drive this car so they might be a little rough from what I've heard.

MaxBell
09-29-2011, 03:21 PM
The stock shit has been good for me. A refreshed stock one is good and firm.

Pelican Parts.com is great.

thomas123456
09-29-2011, 03:22 PM
How long do they last though?

MaxBell
09-29-2011, 03:29 PM
15 years? Mine were just replaced last year after 24 years? They weren't terrible.

DIY
09-29-2011, 03:31 PM
if you have to get rubber ones, get the stock M3 ones as their solid and wont wear as bad... autopartsway usually has good prices (ask marinello bmw too) ... if you want poly ones I'm lookin for a set too so I'll let you know what I come across any

thomas123456
09-29-2011, 03:37 PM
Oh I can live with that. I was not sure how old mine were but if they last that long there is no point I'll just get the stock ones thanks

thomas123456
09-29-2011, 03:39 PM
if you have to get rubber ones, get the stock M3 ones as their solid and wont wear as bad... autopartsway usually has good prices (ask marinello bmw too) ... if you want poly ones I'm lookin for a set too so I'll let you know what I come across any

I thought the M3 one are offset and 325I are centered

DIY
09-29-2011, 03:47 PM
they are, but from what I understand the extra caster is good for your high speed handling ... so if your gonna change em might as well get the best .... also e36 m3 ones will fit too

thomas123456
09-29-2011, 03:48 PM
well i found these


http://store.powerflexusa.com/bmw-e30-3-series-1984---1991-urethane-bushings-p1.aspx

T.Dot_E30
09-29-2011, 03:50 PM
Stick to stock for a street car.

Steve30
09-29-2011, 03:50 PM
you can get the powerflex ones from RMP. I have the purple ones on my car and so far so good.

thomas123456
09-29-2011, 03:51 PM
sorry for the ignorance, but RMP?

thomas123456
09-29-2011, 03:54 PM
never mind I had a moment. How much were your bushings?

Steve30
09-29-2011, 03:57 PM
I think I paid around $90

Axxe
09-29-2011, 07:29 PM
1995 M3 offset bushings, I ordered mine from Mike at Maranello, around $50. Make sure you stress offset, as the first set that came in were centered.

nonlocal
09-30-2011, 12:39 PM
Can't stop thinking of this guy when I read the OP...

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E30M42cab
09-30-2011, 01:48 PM
^^Good call! haha

Now I'm going to be talking like Cal all day.

thomas123456
09-30-2011, 01:52 PM
They should never have cancelled that show

MaxBell
09-30-2011, 08:58 PM
LOL very funny.

blakneto
09-30-2011, 09:13 PM
I'll assume offset provides better handling than centered?
I've seen there are 2 types... 60mm and 66mm?

egye30
10-01-2011, 03:28 AM
ive got a brand new set of OEM meyle bushings made in germany, that i was going to put in but didnt get around to this season, give me the $35 i paid for them and they're yours lol

thomas123456
11-14-2011, 08:29 PM
I got the derlin bushings from turner. worst buy ever I felt the painted lines and made so much noise. After a month I got fed up with them and got some m3 offsets so much better.