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  1. BMW E36 reinforcement plates dimensions\sizes

    BMW Chassis and Brakes
    So my brother's e36 318is broke 2 subframe mounts and I want to help him find some sizes\dimensions for the subframe reinforcement plates. Are there some things that he should be careful when welding and cutting? i want to know all about this, you can contact me through Instagram too...
  2. Rear Subframe for E87 118d (E81 E82 E87 E88 E90 E91 E92 E93)

    Items WANTED - Post any wanted adverts in here
    Looking for a rear subframe for an E87 118d. I believe the subframe from any of these models are all interchangeable: E81, E82, E87, E88, E90, E91, E92, E93. Preferably with all the other bits attached - hubs, discs, arms, suspension etc etc all in good condition. Diff not required. Would...
  3. E36 front subframe reinforcement advice

    Technical Guides for the E36, E30 and E21
    I have a 98 328i sport coupe and am currently doing a complete suspension, brake and drive train upgrade and overhaul. Thanks to various threads on here I have sourced all the second hand parts required to upgrade to M3 most things. Thanks everyone. M50 manifold will be going on as well. The...
  4. E46 320d rear subframe vibration damper

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    E46 320d rear subframe vibraion damper (maybe???) When under the rear of the car, I saw a bit of the subframe that looked a bit bent, as it something had hit it. It's not part of the main subframe or support points, but appears to be an extra add on part that is not on many photos on google...
  5. MOT Fail - Subframe mounting corroded

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi All, Long time lurker, never really had too much bother with my 320D E90 but its failed it MOT today on: Subframe mounting prescribed area is corroded significantly reducing structural strength nearside rear (front mounting) Its an 06 plate. Now I'm not sure if they have been over zealous...
  6. E46 320d subframe snap

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all, So last night I was pulling out of a junction and heard a loud bang from the rear, ever since then, I have the infamous dreaded clunk when engaging and disengaging the accelerator...leading my to believe I'd just torn my boot floor (from what I have read online it's not exactly known as...
  7. E46 Subframe bushes - can't sell!!

    General BMW Discussions
    Evening all.. Feel a bit more comfortable / less of a n*b now I've actually done a bit of work and learned a fair way.. :thumbsup Anyway. Had the typical gear change-knock on the back a while back, turned out to be the rta bushes as per the usual. I bought 4 lemforder bushes (2 front + 2 rear...
  8. Z3 3.0, Potential purchase subframe advice

    BMW Z Series - Tech Talk Z1, Z3, Z4, Z8, Z9
    Hi I am interested in buying a really nice 2000 reg z3 3.0, low miles in what appears to be lovely condition. My concern is the subframe issues and being no expert I’m unsure if there is anything to be worried about. The kind owner has taken some photos of the boot flooring and the welds. I’m...
  9. 2008 E91 320D What is Rear Subframe Support Brace ?

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    My 2008 E91 car went into the local dealer for a minor service, and a number of items related to the car were high lighted by the service technician. One in particular stated the "Rear Subframe Support braces were corroded and insecure" I've been onto the RealOEM bmw website but I cannot find...
  10. E39 M5 rear subframe replacement

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all, My firet time in this forum so I'm hoping I can find some help. My much adored E39 M5 needs a rear subframe replaced after bolts on drive shaft failed causing it to drop. Does anyone know if the rear subframe from a E39 530i or any other models will bolt in to the M5? Dec Sent from...
  11. Custom build. Which front subframe should I use?

    BMW Competition Corner
    Looking at grafting a e30-46 front subframe into my Merc. Question is are they all the same? Is one better than the other? Are there any parts combinations in particular which should be used or avoided? Thanks.
  12. E61 subframe bushes

    Hi Does anyone know how to change the sub-frame bushes on an e61? I can find instructions and special tools for an e60 that show how to do it without taking out the whole subframe but no instructions or tools for the e61. Is it the same as the e60 or simply not possible without taking the...
  13. 2004 120d rear subframe

    BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hi my rear subframe needs replacing I've found a 2005 off a petrol version would it fit ? Many thanks
  14. E46 Parts for sale front anti roll bar, rear subframe, front shock absorbers, drop links etc

    BMW Parts for Sale
    All got to go since I sold my 330i Touring which I had on here as a project. Brand New white fully polybushed rear subframe, never fitted and still in bubble wrap. Heavy, so collection from Pinner, HA5. Sold Pair of front Sachs Sports Shocks with H&R spring and new top mounts, complete...
  15. E46 rear floorpan fracture?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi folks, I'm looking at downsizing from my E39 touring and have been looking at a few E46s and noticed that some of them have failed MOTs in the past due to cracks in the area of the rear subframe mounting points. On further research I found this appears to be a known weakness in the E46...
  16. 2001 320i - Replace Rear Subframe Bushes or Nah?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    [SOLVED] 2001 320i - Replace Rear Subframe Bushes or Nah? Need to replace my differential bushes as they're knocking with gear changes etc, but figured I may as well swap out the subframe bushings too. What is your guys opinion on that? I don't think they're bad, but at 16 years old, surely...
  17. 2001 320i - Rear Diff Bushing and/or Subframe Bushings?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    When changing gear, sometimes there is an audible knock coming from the rear of the car. Never when braking hard or accelerating hard. Diff bushing is bad, subframe bushings or both? If one or the other or both are bad, what kind of price would I be looking at to get an indy garage to replace...
  18. BMW e60 520d rear subframe bush replacement / removal

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi hopefully someone can help I have a 520d e60 and the rear subframe bushes need replacing I am trying to find some guidance on how to do it or even a step by step guide. I have looked at getting a garage to do it within prices ranging from £700 to £1750 Any help / advice / guidance would be...
  19. 330Ci Rear Subframe Bushes

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all, Just picked up a 330Ci that has the thunk on acceleration. Pretty sure its the rear subframe/diff bushes. I'm planning on replacing all 7 bushes at the same time. But for expediancy, I was going to oick up a cheap/bare cradle, press bushes in/out then swap minimising down time. Can...
  20. E61 Rear subframe bushes and ball joint replacement total man hours to complete job ?

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Ok so my motors rocking onto 190,000 + miles and has got the dreaded creaking noise from the rear ball joints... I've been looking a the Powerflex website and I'm pretty sure I want to go 'all in' and change the lot i.e including subframe bushes, cant see any point sodding around when the...