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Old 12-29-2003, 02:02 PM   #1
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Smile Suspension and bushings upgrade !!!

Hey guys,

I just recently bought the FK coilover kit for AMI ( Looks sweet ). My questions for anyone that can help is when i do my suspension and sway bar upgrade I want to replace any worn out rubber bushings if not all of then underneath my car. The only problem guys is that I have no idea how many there are under neath there and I was wondering if anyone can help me out. Is there a package deal of rubber bushings (polyurethane) that is made for may car to upgrade the stock originals. I have 135,000km on the car and I think it is about time.

If anyone can help that would be great.

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Old 12-29-2003, 04:19 PM   #2
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DAMN!
I have about 250km, maybe its about time for me too!
You best bet would be to call up a performance place that sells them, or even call bmw and tell them you need to replace your bushings and ask how many there are!
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Old 12-29-2003, 05:14 PM   #3
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DAMN!
I have about 250km, maybe its about time for me too!
You best bet would be to call up a performance place that sells them, or even call bmw and tell them you need to replace your bushings and ask how many there are!

thanks pal. I think the best beat is to call up a performace shop and ask. Anyone know of a good one that would sell this particular stuff ??
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Old 12-29-2003, 05:51 PM   #4
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i know BMPD.com has just about every bushing that exists for BMW's, only catch its in texas!
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Old 12-29-2003, 06:13 PM   #5
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Old 12-29-2003, 06:56 PM   #6
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I have recently changed the rear trailing arm bushings and I replace my front A arm bushing with polyurathane a while ago. I think I will beef up my rear sub frame mounts with polyurathne and I am swap my diff next year so I don't have to worry about those. I am also swapping my sway bars so I don't have to worry about the end links. Just wondering whats left.

Please add to this list if there is anything guys:

- Polyurathne sub frame mounts
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autotechnica is also having a group buy on ground control rear shock mounts if u want.
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autotechnica is also having a group buy on ground control rear shock mounts if u want.
Awesome thanks pal. Do you have there website
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Bimmerworld.com is where i get all my poly bushings from
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I have recently changed the rear trailing arm bushings
When you changed these, did you put back in stock 328 bushings or 96+ M3 bushings?

I also know someone with ground control bushing spacers for sale ($110), they prevent camber changes and 'rear steering'.
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It may not be a good idea to upgrade all your rubber components to Urethane. I've heard from track junkies that some rubber bushings actually crack because of the cold weather.

The most popular occurrence is when people install inner Urethane offset control arm bushings. You see hairline cracks within a year.

You should buy M3 rear trailing arm bushings and the reinforcement kit from Ground Control which Nelson recommended. Also get the '95 offset M3 control arm bushings. They are made of rubber, but very strong and made to last. As for the shock mounts, get the GC urethane mounts. They work great. Any bushing exposed to rain water and or snow/salt, just use stock components unless it's going to be a pure track car. Urethane sway bar bushings are also nice.

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