My mechanic is all set to do the labour for me - I just need to know that I'm not doing my girl any harm by installing M3 control bushes instead of the stock E36 ones!
The difference in price per pair is only £30 ($54) so cost is not a factor (for a change)
Any last warnings wuold be gratefully appreciated!
They are made of a slightly different compound of rubber.. thus they will transfer be slightly stiffer on your control arm... which in the long run.. might actually be bad... but I wouldnt worry about it... it would replace your control arms when you replace those bushings.. just to make sure.. you should replace those every two years either way. To tell you the truth.. I highly dought you will even be able to tell the difference... besides its a new bushing.
Yes, go M3 bushings, you dont want them failing again soon now do you? Besides, the flex that the stock ones give you is unwanted, wheel alignment will actually change during hard cornering or hitting bumps in the road since those bushings flex so much.
If you havn't done so yet, replace your RSM's and get reenforcement plates (or just a rear crossbar with enforcement plates - even better) since the sheet metal around the rear strut tower is known to tear and fail, esp. if you have stiff suspinsion and drive your car hard or on bumpy surfaces.
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