compact front wishbone bushes

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compact front wishbone bushes

Postby Adam Gardner » Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:31 am

i am doing the preston road rally next weekend in an e36 compact, looking over the car yesterday and found the powerflex front wishbone lower bush has popped the inner insert out.
i seem to remember that this has been a problem for others.
My question is really what is everyone running? bearing in mind this event is 180 miles of mainly unsurfaced roads and pretty rough in places.
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Re: compact front wishbone bushes

Postby alan1272 » Sun Dec 01, 2013 5:01 pm

on the E30 i now use the standard M3 eccentric rubber bushes. i've used the powerflex two piece poly bushes in the past with no issues though, any chance of a pic to see how it's failed?
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Re: compact front wishbone bushes

Postby Adam Gardner » Sun Dec 01, 2013 11:14 pm

Hi alan, the ill take a pic of it but basically its popped the center part of the bush out and its no where to be found!
I now use the PDL rock hard poly bushes in my e30, these have an actual bearing in them, I have not done many miles with those on my car to comment on them really.
I fancy a hard rubber bush so its got a bit of give but no excessive movement, the event we are doing is pretty well known for being rough!
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Re: compact front wishbone bushes

Postby is-si » Mon Dec 02, 2013 8:05 pm

We've used E30M3 bushes in rally and road cars with no problems.
There are a few similar E36M3 types too.
I'd always check the M parts out before buying aftermarket ones.
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Re: compact front wishbone bushes

Postby Adam Gardner » Mon Dec 02, 2013 8:53 pm

Must have anticipated that comment, ordered some genuine e36 M3 bushes today should be a pretty solid rubber item with a bit of luck.
Been out playing in the car tonight on my way home from work and it works pretty well, even with one wishbone not quite in place fully!
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