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Old 01-24-2007, 12:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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As is common knowledge the control arm bushing in the E34's sucks big time. Does anyone know how much work is involved in changing that bushing and/or changing the whole control arm. Thanks for the help.
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As is common knowledge the control arm bushing in the E34's sucks big time. Does anyone know how much work is involved in changing that bushing and/or changing the whole control arm. Thanks for the help.
Yes, the control arm bushings arn't the best in the E34. You can put the 750iL bushings into the E34 arms as an upgrade. You need a press to get the old bushings out and the new ones in. If you don't have one I suggest taking your car to a shop that is familiar with doing the bushings on BMW's since they have to be set in the arms a certain way.

Also, there are sections on this board for chassis specific questions, the Members Lounge is more of an off-topic area just for fun.
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Yes, 750il bushings are better. Here's the replacement procedure: BMW E34 Website

You can get Lemforder ones from www.racingking.net
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Don't forget....

change the arms at the same time as the bushes. If the balljoints go/have gone then you will haver to do the whole job again.

If doing it yourself, why not consider Poly-bushes. These dont need pressing in, plus will last longer.

Don't forget to tighten the bolt through the bushes WITH the wheels on the ground!!!!!
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