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Old 04-15-2008, 10:05 PM   #1
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Too good to be true? rear subframe bushing solution?

http://cgi.ebay.ca/BMW-e30-REAR-SUBF...QQcmdZViewItem

I'm willing to give this a shot, if the instalation is as easy as it seems, and of course for under $50....

has anyone heard of, or better yet run these?

I'm pretty much ready to hand over the retarded amount of $ it'd cost to have my TAB's and SFB replaced

thoughts?

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Old 04-15-2008, 10:09 PM   #2
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This is not a replacement. Its just an 'aid' for good condition mounts. Either way, I can't see this working very well. Kind of a dumb idea if you ask me. If you need to make mounts more stiff, there are many options available from many sources nowadays.
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Old 04-15-2008, 10:09 PM   #3
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Heard of them.. they wouldn't have worked in my ruined bushings. Honestly, I did mine myself and replaced with urethane ones and it was NOT as hard as I thought. In fact it went quite well!

I used a propane torch to heat the bushing for 10 mins, until it was hot enough that the old bushing slide right out, just like that. After 8 mins I thought "this is not working at all" but I just hadn't given it enough time.
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Old 04-15-2008, 10:20 PM   #4
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I got a new set as a bonus when I bought some used parts. If anybody wants it - $20.00.
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Old 04-15-2008, 10:34 PM   #5
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Keep in mind that OEM ones are hard to get into the subframe, but urethane ones slip right in with a little lube.

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Old 04-15-2008, 10:43 PM   #6
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Thats ghetto..
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haha, I fixed it, welded the crack back together then a piece of 1/8th inch stainless. Its holding.
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Old 04-16-2008, 11:44 AM   #8
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This is not a replacement. Its just an 'aid' for good condition mounts. Either way, I can't see this working very well. Kind of a dumb idea if you ask me. If you need to make mounts more stiff, there are many options available from many sources nowadays.
They will not fix broken or damaged mounts, Although I have used the same trick (idea) with broken engine mounts by filling them in with urathene, its pretty much the same idea.

I think its a decent idea if you want to reduce the flex in the rear subframe with the stock ride feel.
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Old 04-16-2008, 04:35 PM   #9
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Heard of them.. they wouldn't have worked in my ruined bushings. Honestly, I did mine myself and replaced with urethane ones and it was NOT as hard as I thought. In fact it went quite well!

I used a propane torch to heat the bushing for 10 mins, until it was hot enough that the old bushing slide right out, just like that. After 8 mins I thought "this is not working at all" but I just hadn't given it enough time.
So what your saying is you want to help me do mine?
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Old 04-16-2008, 05:37 PM   #10
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ohhh sick times...

Oldskool3 and Everlast are both in Ottawa....**I** Live in Ottawa aswell...

time to a TAB and subframe bushing part-eh?

as a sidenote, where do you Ottawa guys go and get stuff like this done?

typically I'm okay with engine/basic stuff...but when it comes to "special needs" like this, is there a shop/garage you're used to?

I've always taken my cars to Tapp Auto, yet find that they don't really do much work on BMW's, or E30's for that matter...I don't even want to discuss the likes of Duss Brothers....
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Old 04-16-2008, 08:54 PM   #11
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I can help you guys do them, no prob. I have the body dent puller that you use to pull them out. If you guys supply the beer / garage / tools, just set up a time. Its really not hard to do if you're putting in urethane ones.

I'll supervise. I'm good at that.
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Old 04-17-2008, 02:54 PM   #12
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time is not on my side for the next month or so...so I'll be seeking the assistance from a local shop-

any suggestions for the Ottawa/Kanata/Orleans...as far as Clarance Creek?
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Old 04-17-2008, 05:05 PM   #13
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honestly, i have no idea. Duss are the only ones that probably really know all the tricks necessary for this job.
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