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Old 07-03-2004, 08:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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ive got e36 coupe, need rear trailing arm bushes replaced cheap!! any suggestions??
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Nothing cheap about replacing these, about 6 hours labor + parts.
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They aren't that expensive. I'd get the M3 rear trailing arm bushings. They are about $60USD each but worth it, they last much longer and they're stiffer.

I think 6 hours of labour might be a bit exaggerated. My mechanic did it in just over an hour. I watched him do the whole thing.

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I watched him do the whole thing.
That's why. :P lol.

Yes, M3 bushings if you can afford them. Auto, your kiddin me, it's gotta be 60$ for a pair and not each, it's gotta be, it's a piece of rubber.... Damn stealerships.

Crap, because mine need replacing very badly (I have that rear wheel steering effect goin on...)

Anyways, If you have to, you can replace with the stock bushings but expect to do it again in the next 80,000 miles. (apparently when they wear out) If you drive your car hard, I sugest you try to get the M3 bushings.
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Originally posted by bitcore+Jul 3 2004, 08:08 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (bitcore @ Jul 3 2004, 08:08 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-Autotechnica@Jul 3 2004, 12:18 PM
I watched him do the whole thing.
That's why. :P lol.

Auto, your kiddin me, it's gotta be 60$ for a pair and not each, it's gotta be, it's a piece of rubber.... Damn stealerships.
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Hmmm, I could be mistaken. I paid either $90CDN or $180CDN for the pair, can't remember now. I think you're right, it was probably $60USD ($90CDN) a pair.
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