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Old 11-09-2008, 03:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My local BMW mechanic told me I need the bushings replaced on my 2001 325ci. I was wondering what this job normally costs, and if there is anything else that goes bad and may need replacement do to the bad bushings? Thanks, DR805
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Which bushings? I would be surprised to be quoted around $200 - $250 for rear trailing arm bushings. I my opinion, it is worth paying to get those done. Control arm bushings, mechanics may want to charge you just as much, but if you have access to a hydraulic press, it is worth saving some cas and DIY. You need to find out which ones they are, though, for us to give you a good price range. Did he print you out a quote?

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Thanks for the info DRZ. He said it was the front end.
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My local BMW mechanic told me I need the bushings replaced on my 2001 325ci. I was wondering what this job normally costs, and if there is anything else that goes bad and may need replacement do to the bad bushings? Thanks, DR805
A good shop will charge you no more than an hour, 1.5 hours tops, to replace the Front Control Arm Bushings.

If you have more than 60k, I would also advise replacing the Control Arms.
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Old 11-10-2008, 11:22 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Which bushings? I would be surprised to be quoted around $200 - $250 for rear trailing arm bushings. I my opinion, it is worth paying to get those done. Control arm bushings, mechanics may want to charge you just as much, but if you have access to a hydraulic press, it is worth saving some cas and DIY. You need to find out which ones they are, though, for us to give you a good price range. Did he print you out a quote?

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have you done the rear bushings yet? Did you go poly or regular? if poly hows it feel. and regular hows it feel? miles?
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^^ I never came around to doing the RTABs. I was considering poly just because tehy are easier to DIY (or so I read). I am still nto sure if I will put the time, money, and effort into the E36 anymore
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