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Z3 suspension replacing bushes
12-10-2019, 03:25 PM, (This post was last modified: 12-10-2019, 03:25 PM by sajk.)
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Z3 suspension replacing bushes
So my z3 is 21 with 62k on the clock and I think its time to replace/upgrade all the suspension bushes. Anyone done this and replaced with poly bushes? Anyone have a recommendation on someone to do the job in Joburg?

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22-10-2019, 10:26 PM,
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RE: Z3 suspension replacing bushes
Wow this forum is dead.
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22-10-2019, 10:48 PM,
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RE: Z3 suspension replacing bushes
Where about in jhb are you based?

Current rides
1995 E36 325i [Unfinished Monalisa]
2004 E46 330D M-sport [167wkw 556nm]

Ex Rides
1998 160i Conquest Rs
2012 Yamaha FZ6R - Stock
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22-10-2019, 11:09 PM,
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RE: Z3 suspension replacing bushes
Polly bushings will make the chassis quite stiff.

i would stay with original bushes and look to upgrade the front with M bushes on the lower control arms

The truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is. ~ Winston Churchill




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23-10-2019, 07:54 AM, (This post was last modified: 23-10-2019, 07:55 AM by sash.)
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RE: Z3 suspension replacing bushes
yeah we have alot of people who join years ago and dont contribute..., like 17 posts in 2 years Biglol

On a more serious note, Poly bushes will make the ride stiffer, but i also think that it is much stronger than the rubber bushes. My opinion is that this might also put more stress on those connected parts that arent poly. Another down side is that if the poly bushes are not fitted correctly ( lubricated sufficiently) they can be noisy. Some people have also reported that even with sufficient lubrication, they still become noisy over time. I had that issue with mine and eventually read that teflon tape helps get rid of the issue.

No, no, he didn’t slam you, he didn’t bump you, he didn’t nudge you… he *rubbed* you. And rubbin, son, is racin’. – Harry Hogge, Days of Thunder

Current Rides
2007 530d MSport (DP, 76mm exhaust, RK Motion tune, OEM M6 wheels)
2012 X1 2.0D MSport
1996 200 Si Camry
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23-10-2019, 07:54 AM,
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RE: Z3 suspension replacing bushes
not sure how similar your car is to the E36 but I replaced the Diff bushes and Rear Trailing arm ones with poly and it was a big improvement on my daily car was alot less jiggly at the rear

I went with powerflex

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23-10-2019, 06:03 PM,
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RE: Z3 suspension replacing bushes
The z3 will tear itself apart on the rear if you so much as sneeze next to it let alone fit polly bushes

The truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is. ~ Winston Churchill




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