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Old 10-10-2006, 09:12 PM   #1
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refresh your bushings with urethane

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Old 10-10-2006, 11:58 PM   #2
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Nice, still at an excellent price.

I had just had my IE urethane subframe bushings installed today at RMP. Make the car feel a little tighter but still more than compliant enough for the street.

Not sure if these are the "street" or "race" ones but mine looked the exact same, same colour. Odd the posting says they're too harsh for the street...kinda leads me to believe these are the race ones because mine are defnitely not too harsh for the street unless you're used to a Buick.
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Old 10-11-2006, 12:03 AM   #3
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Nice, still at an excellent price.

I had just had my IE urethane subframe bushings installed today at RMP. Make the car feel a little tighter but still more than compliant enough for the street.

Not sure if these are the "street" or "race" ones but mine looked the exact same, same colour. Odd the posting says they're too harsh for the street...kinda leads me to believe these are the race ones because mine are defnitely not too harsh for the street unless you're used to a Buick.

People that say they are too harsh are pussies.

Seriously though, for DD, best way to get some comfort back it to run Falken Ziex Ze-512's on "normal" pressures, they are nice and squishy, make the car ride nice.
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Old 10-11-2006, 12:18 AM   #4
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People that say they are too harsh are pussies.

Seriously though, for DD, best way to get some comfort back it to run Falken Ziex Ze-512's on "normal" pressures, they are nice and squishy, make the car ride nice.
Yeah, I did subframe bushings as well as my CAB's today. So the "street" IE's and OEM M3 CAB's. I did a bunch of reading and figured this to be a good compromise between handling and comfort. Was debating the Treehouse Eyeball Arms but it sounded like those would sacrifice ride quality more than I wanted to. Now I'm beginning to wonder, since this setup is far from "harsh". I am definitely happy with both though. Definitely tighter and still retained a ride quality not too far from stock.

I'm on Hercules GV3000's - 205/55/15's freshly inflated this morning to about 40 psi too.

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Old 10-11-2006, 12:21 AM   #5
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Rear trailing arm bushings make a noticeable difference as well. I love mine, can kick the ass out and hold the slide forever, on the right tires or with shit tires bumped to 50 psi. It's nice having the car dialed in. Then I smashed mine. Damn. I suck.
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Old 10-11-2006, 12:25 AM   #6
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Nice! Sounds fun....well other than the crashing part. Sorry to hear man.

What did you go with for rear trailing arm bushings? IE?
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Affirmative. I'm debating going with adjustable rears this time around. I want to fine tune camber and toe with relation to tire temps at the track.
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Old 10-11-2006, 01:00 AM   #8
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you guys what HARSH try this on for size.....SOLID ones.....hehehehe....that is right I am running those on the motor, tranny and sub frame........so please.....
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Old 10-11-2006, 09:50 AM   #9
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I would never put even urethane on my driveline, M/S50's are loud mofos, i get tired of in-cabin noises even with rubber ones. (i have e28m5 engine and UUC red cupped tranny mounts, stock diff rubber)

Non-solid mounts, in addition to making it mory comfy and compliant, also serve as a degree of protection (like fuses but mechanical). I heard stories of people ripping subframes out with solid mounts on a track. I think those are suicide for a street car (noise wise).
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Affirmative. I'm debating going with adjustable rears this time around. I want to fine tune camber and toe with relation to tire temps at the track.
don't go with adjustable RTABs. Go with real solution: IE weld-in ones
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don't go with adjustable RTABs. Go with real solution: IE weld-in ones
Um, the IE weld in ones ARE adjustable.
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