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Old 12-22-2010, 05:48 PM   #1
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Any body have any suggestions or feedback on what diff bushings I should use? Not daily driven and I plan on taking it to the track once and while next year. I'm using UUC subframe bushings and powerflex rtabs are already in place. Just not sure which way to go with the diff bushings
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Old 12-22-2010, 07:16 PM   #2
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Stock.
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Old 12-22-2010, 07:22 PM   #3
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Stock.

Reasons?
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Old 12-22-2010, 07:24 PM   #4
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Errr, not daily driven? So it's a weekend car? Get stock.

Solid mounts are just going to send tons of noise into the car.
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Old 12-22-2010, 08:10 PM   #5
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Errr, not daily driven? So it's a weekend car? Get stock.

Solid mounts are just going to send tons of noise into the car.
So I really wouldn't see any benifit to solid. Well stock are definately cheaper, oh, and I forgot to mention I'm upgrading with an LSD if it makes a difference.
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Chances are the bushings in the diff are going to be fine anyways. I'd be more worried about the bushings in the subframe.

Definitely stay stock.
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Old 12-22-2010, 08:44 PM   #7
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Stock it is. I always feel funny replacing with stock. But you definately seem to have alot of experience with these, so I think I can take your word.
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Old 12-23-2010, 07:34 AM   #8
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I have polflex street in the subframe and VAC solid diff bushings, really don't notice any extra noise, and feels good, car is dailied and tracked.

On a side note, if your gonna see any track use make sure you weld in the M3 rear sub frame plates. Much easier to do b4 the mounting points are ripped outa the floor of the car!!
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I have polflex street in the subframe and VAC solid diff bushings, really don't notice any extra noise, and feels good, car is dailied and tracked.

On a side note, if your gonna see any track use make sure you weld in the M3 rear sub frame plates. Much easier to do b4 the mounting points are ripped outa the floor of the car!!
M3 plates are ready to weld in. W|hat are the VAC diff bushings?? I have only seen Turner and AKG.

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Old 12-23-2010, 08:42 AM   #10
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VAC Motorsports, lots of goodies there, used to ship with USPS and had no duties but think they use UPS.
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Old 12-23-2010, 10:28 AM   #11
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There is a stock diff bushing which is solid rubber. I can't recall the car it comes on but it has way less flex than the standard ones.

Oops e36, not sure in your case.
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There is a stock diff bushing which is solid rubber. I can't recall the car it comes on but it has way less flex than the standard ones.

Oops e36, not sure in your case.

Stock bushings are solid rubber.
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Old 12-23-2010, 12:28 PM   #13
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Nothing is wrong with stock. Anything more, especially for the street is unnecessary extra NVH for pretty much no gain.
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Old 12-23-2010, 03:30 PM   #14
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stock is fine...though solid diff mounts themselves dont add that much nvh..... how much depends on what subframe bushings you are running.
by themselves its not THAT much....


*I have solid diff mounts*
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