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    As the title says really ive got a 325 and was wondering if it is worth replacing all the bushes with poly ones? its lowered on coiloivers and 19s and is off the road while i do some work on it so was wondering should i bother poly bushing it? im currently making a front and rear strut brace for it as well
     
     

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    there seems to be divided opinion on this question atm...i would say go for it but wait n see what others suggest
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    the rear trailing arm front bushes and the front wishone rear bushes (lollipop bushes) will be worth doing seeing as they are pretty common for failing and they will improve the handling somewhat but i cant comment on what the ride will be like

    as for the subframe bushes im not sure what difference they will make
    i picked up lollipop bushes, trailing arms and a diff carrier all fitted with powerflex bushes but ive yet to fit them all so i cant give much of an insight
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    no harm in it...

    i think i would replace a worn old one with a nice poly one but wouldnt go and rip all the bushes out of the car for the sake of fitting poly. ive got powerflex front control arm bushes in the E30 and they are great, sharpen up the front end a little but the car feels more solid on the road/over bumps. standard bushes allow a bit of play in the arm when u hit a bump with the front wheels, these keep everything nicely located and the steering doesnt want to pull as much when one wheel hits a bump. rear is all stock apart from some uprated rear shock mounts.

    also have front and rear strut braces and have had an alloy and currently a steel front brace. front brace should make a difference and tighten up the front end a little, never really noticed much difference with the rear brace. also noticed alloy helped the front end but solid 1 peice steel stiffened up the front even more.
     
     

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    no harm in it...

    i think i would replace a worn old one with a nice poly one but wouldnt go and rip all the bushes out of the car for the sake of fitting poly.

    As stated above,i would be enclined to replace with poly as and when necessary but you MUST replace both sides at the same time otherwise you're asking for trouble.
    Poly bushes are far more superior to normal neoprane and last a lot longer but on the down side they tend to take time to warm up and can creak a lot when cold.
     
     

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