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Old 09-27-2010, 02:31 PM   #1
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eas | Does Your BMW Need RTAB's? We've Got Them Here!

A simple test to determine if the stock rear trailing arm bushings require replacement is driving the vehicle in a straight line. While in gear, under full acceleration, does the car pull to one side? Additionally, under full, firm application of the brakes, does the car pull again? If you answered yes to either one, the bushings probably require replacement.

Increase your car's handling performance by getting rid of the soft rubber stock bushings. If your BMW isn't feeling like it was out of the factory, or if you're feeling something different while you're driving, but you can't quite figure it out, more than likely it's a bushing. One of the first to go out will be your RTAB's. Here is a good selection of RTABs for you to look at:

Powerflex - Rear Trailing Arm Bushing Set (RTAB) - e36 3-Series & M3

Powerflex - Rear Trailing Arm Bushing Set (RTAB) - e36 Z3 & Z3M

Powerflex - Rear Trailing Arm Bushing Set (RTAB) - e46 3-Series & M3

Powerflex - Rear Trailing Arm Bushing Set (RTAB) - e85 Z4 and Z4M

Rogue Engineering - Black Performance RTAB Bushings (Street Compound)

RE's manufacturer has has offered a silicon based formula, to also keep the urethane bushings quiet. This formula costs more (approximately 1.3 oz. of silicon is used per bushing) but we feel that this is the best way to offer the best bushing on the market.

Rogue Engineering - Blue Performance RTAB Bushings (Track Compound)

This harder compound is designed for TRACK applications, where monoball components are not allowed. Less expensive than full Delrin bushings, these bushings are extremely stiff to provide the absolute maximum performance at the TRACK. Please note, because of hardness of this compound, these can transmit more noise, vibration, and harshness.

This hardness is important in this bushing especially in modified vehicles, since they will exert more force on the rear suspension during acceleration.

Rogue Engineering - RTAB Reinforcement Shims/Limiters

Whereas the factory rear trailing arm bushings are a common replacement item, few realize that all E36 models (including M3s) use a "light duty" rear trailing arm bushing. Not until the advent of the 1996-1999 M3 was an improved bushing used, to handle the extra power of the later model e36s.

We've got your RTABs ready to go. If you have any questions in regards to POWERFLEX RTABs or Rogue RTABs, please feel free to ask, we're here to help
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