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Old 10-03-2011, 05:09 PM   #1
JINT
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DIY: E34 Subframe bushings replacement PICS

Yes, these are the ones that give you madddd wheel hop when you launch off the line or when you accelerate hard during rain.
DO NOT BUY ANOTHER SET OF STOCK SUBFRAME BUSHINGS FOR REPLACEMENT, THEY WILL GO AGAIN IN A COUPLE MONTHS. USE ONLY POLY BUSHINGS.
TOOLS:
- A hoist or Really tall jack stands
- a jack
Main TOOL for this job:
-A sawzall or an impact hammer
Basic Tools:
-Sockets 13mm, 22mm
-hammer



^remove this cover, make sure to put something under the diff so the subframe doesn't kill you by falling on you, before removing the cover and the main subframe bushing nut.


This is a stud not a bolt. Use a hammer to hit it out of it's place.



once you got the stud loose outta its place, take the rear seat off, take the seatbelt lock off and you can pull the stud out from the top.


Now use a sawzall to cut the mid piece of the bushing out. After use the sawzall to cut the bushing housing. Once the housing is cut, use a pry bar to get whatever is left in there out.

this is the old bushing

-Use sandpaper to clean up the subframe before putting the new bushings in.
-Use copper grease to lube the new poly bushings before putting them in. This way they will go in nice and easy.


this is what your new setup will look like.


Another pic of the new bushing.

-Put the stud back from the top and torque the nut at approximately 180lbs.
The car rides really nice now, no wheel hop, really smooth around the corners too.
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