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#1 (permalink) Old 01-30-2005, 10:53 AM
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I've got a bad ball joint on my drivers side. Instead of just replacing the ball joint, I plan on buying two new control arms with the ball joints already installed. I want to put an offset control arm bushings instead of the stock one. A lot of people recommend M3 bushings.


Who makes the best performing bushing? My car is a daily driver, but I'm starting to prep it for track time at Wakins Glenn with my local BMW club.


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I've got the powerflex urethane offset lcab bushings with full metal ball joints. The offset bushings are alright and don't squeak unless they're wet. However, most people recomend just getting the stock rubber M3 offset bushings and not the urethane ones because they tear apart or something.

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I understand that the M3 stock bushings are quite the upgrade. The urethane bushings have problems: they tear appart with holes in them Just ask bitcore. I have stcok bushings because they came with the wishbone control arm and I didn't feel like just throwing them away (or going through the pain of removing existing ones, then putting in new ones).

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thanks for the feed back guys! After hearing about your experiances I'll probably go with the M3 bushings and not the urethane.
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