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    I was reading an article on e46fanatics and they were decusing the fitment of the wishbone bush to the wishbone, i think every1 was saying they had to use soap and water to get the bushes on to the ARMS, now when i put my bushes on to the arms i needed no persuasion at all, in fact they just pushed on with very little effort at all!, any body else obsearved this? should they be a very tight fit?
     
     

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    any got meyle parts aswell?
     
     

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    I had no problem at all.. used the grease that came with it, slipped on with minimal fuss..

    getting the OEM bushes and casing out of the holders was the problem!!
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    When I did powerflex on the rear of my old vectra the bushes just slipped in too - I believe they are designed this way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seriousrikk View Post
    When I did powerflex on the rear of my old vectra the bushes just slipped in too - I believe they are designed this way.
    exactly, they come in 2 parts for ease of fitment
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    RTABS are easy with powerflex type bush

    but on the front of the car the rear bush on the wishbone is hard to press into the lollypop - i used soap and vice and big grips (this is on E36)

    E46 has 2 different sizes so check this
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by hamish262001 View Post
    RTABS are easy with powerflex type bush

    but on the front of the car the rear bush on the wishbone is hard to press into the lollypop - i used soap and vice and big grips (this is on E36)

    E46 has 2 different sizes so check this
    yes the post was how tight the bush and houseing is on the wishbone!, as said earlier the other bushes from oem and meyle report that they should be a tight fit, sometimes using force to position the bush at a certain point (within -/+1mm on the arm, for maximum suport and hold of the arm, now as you know this isn't needed on the powerflex bush as they don't feel like they fit the arm tightly! so thats why i asked, how can they hold the arm nice and tight if they arn't tight in the first place?
     
     

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    did you push the arm into the inner part of the bush,then this into the lollipop part after?
    what i've felt,what i've known
    never shined through in what i've shown.

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    i put them on the RTA's of my E30 and they were a tight fit an did require a bit of a squeeze to get them in, also my dad did the same on his car n they were as tight as hell,
    so id be concerned mate
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by 328mark View Post
    did you push the arm into the inner part of the bush,then this into the lollipop part after?
    i did it both ways! i didn't needany lube to put them on!, were not slack, just not tight.
     
     

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