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    Just read a post about a guys e36 with powerflex bushes, he isn't happy with them! have you guys used these on your e46, did it make a differance? any probs, any pros and cons? Iwas going to replace my rear trailing arm bushes with these as mine are shot! So do i go powerflex or standard.
     
     

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    Ive never had a problem with them. They do make the car slightly firmer but thats it. They will last the life of the car, tighten the suspension and are easy to fit.
    I would recommend them any time to any one....
    Funny enough, im just in the middle of fitting my powerflex lower arm bushes...
     
     

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    i cant really say what the difference is as my ball joints were shot when i bought the car but now that i have had the car lowered, new front arms and Powerflex bushes, the car handles really well and im loving it at the mo.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve23002 View Post
    Ive never had a problem with them. They do make the car slightly firmer but thats it. They will last the life of the car, tighten the suspension and are easy to fit.
    I would recommend them any time to any one....
    Funny enough, im just in the middle of fitting my powerflex lower arm bushes...
    was going to fit them to the front lollie pops next, but a recent post just put a question mark in my head. http://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/forum/...-a-bmw-t17858/
     
     

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    The biggest thing is that they last. The standard lower arm bushes dont seem to last 5 mins. TBH on my last 318 I used powerflex bushes and didnt really notice any more road noise. But the car seemed to be more responsive through the steering.
     
     

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    That post made for an interesting read - I'm thinking about fitting them to my E46. if I'm honest, I've read more good than bad things about them, but part of me wonders if I shoud just stick with OEM ones.

    L16TD L - I have a compact as well and am not happy with the handling (I think the front bushes are worn). Is the ride any harsher at all with them?
     
     

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    the plus point for me was that once fitted they shouldn't need doing again! with the added benefit of sharper handleing!
     
     

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    Vauxfan, do you have a link to this post? I presume another forum???

    I can't rate Powerflex enough but if you fit them on F***ed suspension then you will experience knocks and bangs etc.

    Was a "STIFF RIDE" his complaint

    Something sounds amiss because I have never heard a bad word said about them which is why I fitted them and now would not fit anything else regardless of BMW (would say car but I won't have anything other than a BMW)
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by A20 RYM View Post
    Vauxfan, do you have a link to this post? I presume another forum???

    I can't rate Powerflex enough but if you fit them on F***ed suspension then you will experience knocks and bangs etc.

    Was a "STIFF RIDE" his complaint

    Something sounds amiss because I have never heard a bad word said about them which is why I fitted them and now would not fit anything else regardless of BMW (would say car but I won't have anything other than a BMW)
    links at bottom of post 4 mate.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by sam_c View Post
    L16TD L - I have a compact as well and am not happy with the handling (I think the front bushes are worn). Is the ride any harsher at all with them?
    I cant feel the difference if im brutally honest. If your car handles like mine use to, your wishbones might need replacing more than your bushes. The only reason why i changed mine was that i was doing the wishbones and thought i would do the bushes at the same time.

    Doing the wishbones, bushes and lowering the car makes the car handle totally different and i enjoy driving the car without the worry of me losing it.
     
     

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