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    Quote Originally Posted by L16YD L View Post
    Whats is doing that makes you unhappy with it? Its hard to do yourself but can be done. Fortunately i have a mate who works at Vauxhall and he pushed it out for me. If you know anyone or if you get the bushes off and take them to a garage im sure they will push it out and put the new ones in for you.

    Was thinking about doing them but not too sure, will see as i need to get a new rear wiper motor and arm and i want to refurb my wheels.
    I can't put my finger on it, it just feels vague and very prone to getting pinged off line (there's a stretch on the M42 where its a nightmare). Although, I'm not too sure how much of this is down to the knackered rear shocks and broken spring. I may do this first and see what happens! Either way, I was hoping that if I fitted them to the front they'd sharpen things up and then do the rear ones next month.
     
     

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    these bushes are designed to limit rearward motion under braking
    the chamfer goes into the lollipop from the front (of the car)
    leaving them in a bucket of very hot water can ease fitting (the black part)
    what i've felt,what i've known
    never shined through in what i've shown.

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    If anyone has fitted Powerflex bushes to a vehicle that has other faulty suspension components then they will emphasise the fault.

    If you fit them to a vehicle that's suspension that is in sound condition then it will emphasise this also. The ride should feel more responsive and not make any unusual noises. If it does then it is more than likely due to failure of another component.
     
     

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    my wishbone bushes are powerflex and the car feels very sure and responsive in turns,i have powerflexed all my cars, i swear by 'em!!
    I has the skillz to pay the billz innit.
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    Hi guys,

    Just about to fit some lowering springs to my E46 M3 and going to do the bushes at the same time... the only ones i can find is this kit:

    POWERFLEX SUSPENSION BUSHES KIT BMW E46 3 SERIES M3 330

    but this seems to much surely? I only want to replace the ones that E46's tend to have a common weakness on... can anyone point me in the right direction or have a link i can order them from?

    Im useless when it comes to this stuff so any advice would be much appreciated!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by G4EDW View Post
    Hi guys,

    Just about to fit some lowering springs to my E46 M3 and going to do the bushes at the same time... the only ones i can find is this kit:

    POWERFLEX SUSPENSION BUSHES KIT BMW E46 3 SERIES M3 330

    but this seems to much surely? I only want to replace the ones that E46's tend to have a common weakness on... can anyone point me in the right direction or have a link i can order them from?

    Im useless when it comes to this stuff so any advice would be much appreciated!!!

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    http://www.powerflex.co.uk/products/...06)-303/1.html

    PFF5-4601M3 is for M3 Models which are 60mm

    http://www.powerflex.co.uk/product-d...Bush/1469.html

     
     

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    Nice one mate... do i need all of them or are there certain ones which are a common weakness on the E46 which i should look to replace... im doind it out preference rather than necessity!
     
     

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    It's fine to do them in pairs and as and when they require replacement

    The front lower control arm bushes and rear trailing arm bushes should be replaced first as these are the weakest points

    Number 1 and number 3 in the diagram
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by 328mark View Post
    these bushes are designed to limit rearward motion under braking
    the chamfer goes into the lollipop from the front (of the car)
    leaving them in a bucket of very hot water can ease fitting (the black part)
    Cool, so stick them in pointing rearwards. Thanks chum.
     
     

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    lets us know how easily you found the fitting. And after you have had a run with them fitted.
     
     

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