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Daydream///M3
04-15-2005, 02:34 AM
Does anyone know where I can get rear trailing arm bushing (RTAB) shims or otherwise called side enforcers locally in the GTA? They are like urethane pucks that go on either side of each RTAB to reduce lateral movement for increased life as well as improved turning response. There are 4 in a set.

Companies like GC, Ireland engineering, Turner all sell them but wondering if I can get them locally first?

Please let me know
Thanks

SickFinga
04-15-2005, 05:58 AM
i want them too
we can order and save on shipping if you wont find anything localy

WOT
04-15-2005, 08:31 AM
Try Lou at Engineered Automotive. Carries PowerFlex.

thinair
04-15-2005, 09:01 AM
PM Autotechnica, he carries Ground Control.

Daydream///M3
04-15-2005, 11:35 AM
ok vlad,
which ones were you thinking of? Tunerworks is sold out but they can order them for us if you want we can go in and batch the shipping.

Although Ive seen the Turner shims and they look awesome. Theya re also aluminum.

I dont want any squeaks though. Let me know

We can check with Bryan too I guess... not sure if he has them in stock.

thinair
04-15-2005, 11:39 AM
I have the GC ones. No issues so far, no squeaking either.

SickFinga
04-15-2005, 11:54 AM
Just to make sure, you want these things, right??
http://mperformance.com/store/comersus_viewitem.asp?idproduct=497

Daydream///M3
04-15-2005, 01:35 PM
Hey Vlad
YAh those seem to the ones Im looking for. If you are interested... PM me and we'll see if we can figure things out.

Nelson
how much did you get yours from who and did you notice a difference in handling?

WASABI
04-15-2005, 02:15 PM
Gav, please give me the info when you guys are ready, I might join you guys as well.

-Jasper

SkycityBMW
04-15-2005, 03:48 PM
This is where I got mine from . . . did it last year.
http://www.mpactmotorsports.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=151

Gamite
04-15-2005, 04:29 PM
I *think* we can get powerflex, check with me on tuesday.

Daydream///M3
04-15-2005, 05:28 PM
OK guys, maybe Ill see if we can get a few guys to order the shims and then get a better deal or maybe free shipping or some crap like that.

So you want some too jasper?

Julian, Does powerflex make shims or just the entire urethane bushing?

Im gonna call Tunerworks now.

Furious
04-15-2005, 09:25 PM
hmmm i might be in for this,

thinair
04-16-2005, 03:03 AM
Nelson
how much did you get yours from who and did you notice a difference in handling?

I think I paid $60US for them, and I got them from Mpact motorsports.

Powerflex makes fully urethane bushings.

Daydream///M3
04-16-2005, 10:30 AM
OK, I tried to get in touch with Tunerworks, couldnt yesterday so I will get in touch with them early next week.

OK, so I just want to get an idea of who wants them again so perhaps I can go in with a bit of leverage and maybe get a good deal out of it.

So far im guessing that these people are interested

Vlad
Jasper
Mark

and me so far....

Anyone else interested chime in

moregothanshow
04-16-2005, 12:40 PM
i might be interested, let me know what price we are looking at...

sloveniaboy
04-16-2005, 12:53 PM
i might be interested, let me know what price we are looking at...

same here....

Daydream///M3
04-16-2005, 02:46 PM
ok, ill see how much it would be

so now we have 6 people interested.

Anymore?

Daydream///M3
04-20-2005, 05:19 PM
there are 3 sets in stock right now and another week to get more.... so let me know who wants them and HAS MONEY now. Vlad.... I know and Im not sure who is FOR SURE

DbIiRrTdY
04-20-2005, 05:26 PM
question? can these be used year round?

VS

Daydream///M3
04-20-2005, 06:13 PM
yes they can be used year round... why wouldnt they?
They will increse the life of your rtab 2 fold

SickFinga
04-20-2005, 06:20 PM
there are 3 sets in stock right now and another week to get more.... so let me know who wants them and HAS MONEY now. Vlad.... I know and Im not sure who is FOR SURE


I'm definitly in.

Daydream///M3
04-20-2005, 06:36 PM
ok need one more person and Ill order them tomorrow. Vlad, pm me to arrange how we are gonna pay for it. Shims aRE 75 bucks can plus 7% sales tax.... shipping for the 3 sets is 10 bucks so we can split the shipping.

sloveniaboy
04-20-2005, 06:48 PM
im in.....

Daydream///M3
04-20-2005, 08:08 PM
ok slovenia boy pm me and we'll talk

sloveniaboy
04-20-2005, 08:16 PM
ok slovenia boy pm me and we'll talk

sent

Daydream///M3
04-21-2005, 05:34 PM
whoever wants shims... pm me your phone number
Thanks
I have to make a batch order

moregothanshow
04-21-2005, 06:23 PM
how much is a batch order and when will it come?? cuz i wont have expendabe money for at least a week and a half to 2 weeks...
Thanks!

Daydream///M3
04-21-2005, 07:35 PM
well Tunerworks said 1 week to get them and a couple days to Toronto but god knows how long it will really take?

Its gonna cost 75 canadian plus 8% tax and whatever shipping is divided by how many people get in on this.... shipping will be like 15 bucks Canadian.... all and all, I dont suppose the shims will be more than 85 to your door

moregothanshow
04-22-2005, 12:16 AM
ok sounds good! i will still need a week and a bit to get the money...

DINAN 3
04-22-2005, 01:41 PM
but am clued out on the shim thing. :confused:
I know that I need to replace my Rear Trailing Arm Bushings and was thinking of going with the Powerflex ones (+/- US $50)...so why would I need these shims ?
I guess.....I don't know what a shim is !?!
Can anyone shine some light on this for me.

THNX in Advance,

Marv.

thinair
04-22-2005, 02:04 PM
These are what the shims look like installed (the white things)
http://www.ground-control.com/images/bmw/e36-rear-lca1.jpg

Basically they prevent the trailing arms from moving around changing the toe numbers. Under hard acceleration the toe anges can increase, causing more wear on the rear tires. Same goes from hard cornering and braking, it just keeps a more consistant toe angle, and gives your rear trailing arm bushings an easier life, making them last longer.

Daydream///M3
04-23-2005, 01:49 AM
These are what the shims look like installed (the white things)
http://www.ground-control.com/images/bmw/e36-rear-lca1.jpg

Basically they prevent the trailing arms from moving around changing the toe numbers. Under hard acceleration the toe anges can increase, causing more wear on the rear tires. Same goes from hard cornering and braking, it just keeps a more consistant toe angle, and gives your rear trailing arm bushings an easier life, making them last longer.

yah pretty much what nelson said
If anyone is interested... I can still add to the order....

So far its

-Me
-Vlad (sickfinga)
-Mark (Furious)
- sloveniaboy

for sure... it think moreshowthango is also in as well so I got them to order a set for him too (tentative set)

please pm me if you want some and only if you want them for sure please

moregothanshow
05-31-2005, 07:32 PM
did u guys order this yet? im good to go... le tme know...

BiBimBap
06-05-2005, 02:13 AM
Yeah - I found out my clunking noise is due to the rear bushings. I need them quick.. or else I'm forced to order them from my local shop..

thinair
06-05-2005, 02:27 PM
here was a shop here in Bradford that had a set a while ago, it's called Vampire Performance. Look them up and give them a call if you need them asap.

Daydream///M3
06-05-2005, 09:58 PM
I only was able to order 3 sets and Mark and Vlad got them. They were all sold out everywhere I called in the states.

They look pretty cheap when I got them, definately not 80 dollars worth.

I think another member will be manufacturing them here on the forum from high quality stuff. Ill let you guys know on the R and D. They will also be much cheaper.

moregothanshow
06-06-2005, 01:20 AM
i was recently at the ireland engineering website and the have poly urethane rear trailing arm bushings for like $60 usd, and the shims are $40 usd i that those prices are pretty reasonable compared to whats out there. at first i was gonna get both rtab and the shims, but was told its almost pointless. i am still contemplating getting both or not, but either way i think the prices are pretty good. also i was told that the stuff manufactured by ireland are by "racers" so its quality stuff and not marketing. i think i might order my set form them, it depends on the "R&D" that daydream is talking about since they will be a lot cheaper.

Daydream///M3
06-06-2005, 06:17 PM
yah, ireland engineering was what I was looking at too. I think there stuff is quality but GC seemed pretty good as well and since everyone used them, I elected to get them.

If you want to get the entire rear trailing arm bushing thats made from polyurethane, expect that it may squeak

moregothanshow
06-06-2005, 08:25 PM
honestly my car makes all kinds of fucted up kinda noises so whats a lil squeak?!?! hahahah