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    Quote Originally Posted by baderlfc View Post
    £75 a corner?! Im guessing they either didn't have this "special tool" or they charged about £150 an hour labour??

    I have asked my nearest BMW indy and they said they'd do both bushes for £70
    just had mine done at a bmw specialist for £130
     
     

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    i had mine done by an ex bmw head technician! £90 and he said they are a nightmare to take out! as the metal perishes to the holder, he had to cut mine out as they weren't budgeing! yes they are easy to fit, if the old 1s arn't there! but not really a home job with a set of ramps, and no where near as easy as the fronts!
    Be care full what you do as i wouldn't advise you to do this at home, you could end up with a right f up on your hands!
     
     

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    Done mine parked on the curb/road with homemade tool (threaded bar/ metal plates). Took ages to get the new bushes in square, they were standard ones though. powerflex are supposed to be easy..
     
     

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    i take it the e36 may be easier to do then? as the steelers said they were crap to do even with the tool, and the indi also said mine were a nightmare to get out! and as said he was bmw's ex head technician.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by vauxfan View Post
    i take it the e36 may be easier to do then? as the steelers said they were crap to do even with the tool, and the indi also said mine were a nightmare to get out! and as said he was bmw's ex head technician.
    Mine were that bad that the rubber more or less fell out, making it much easier to get the outer metal part out of the arms. The new bushes were a complete bitch to get in, it took me ages, also I either snapped or buggered the thread on three threaded bars trying to get them in. I'm not saying it's easy, far from it, if I had to do it again then I'd spend the extra on poly bushes to save the ballache tbh..

    As always, the big hammer came into play. If in doubt....big hammer!
     
     

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