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Old 12-28-2012, 11:34 PM   #1
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The hard driving finally caught up to me

After about a week of creaking I decided to get power flex subframe and diff bushings and the subframe reinforced.

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Came out to about 1300 with parts and labor. Totally worth it in my opinion. Car feels brand new
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:37 PM   #2
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:35 AM   #3
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why i check my car on a seasonal basis for things like this.




glad they could fix it though. may i suggest installing a reinforcement kit.
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:50 AM   #4
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why i check my car on a seasonal basis for things like this.




glad they could fix it though. may i suggest installing a reinforcement kit.
reinforcement kit already in
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Old 12-29-2012, 06:01 PM   #5
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Those welds are comical.. also that floor pan should have been replaced. I hope they didn't just patch up that hole.
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Old 12-29-2012, 06:03 PM   #6
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1300 ouch
It hurt alright, but I had to do it or else it was bye bye e46
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Is there a way to visually inspect this? After 200K+ miles I feel a little clunk every now and then and was hoping it was only worn bushings.
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You have to jack up the rear of the car and inspect the entire bottom
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Is there a way to visually inspect this? After 200K+ miles I feel a little clunk every now and then and was hoping it was only worn bushings.
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You have to jack up the rear of the car and inspect the entire bottom


yup,


jack it up, get on your back with a flashlight and a beer, and just look in every nook and cranny under there.
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Old 12-30-2012, 11:39 AM   #11
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Damn!!! That's a bad one.

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Yea that is scary, I am thinking about just taking my 10+ year old car and just trading it in now!! Let someone else worry about it. Dose anyone know if there is a How to on replacing all the differential bushings in the rear?
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Yea that is scary, I am thinking about just taking my 10+ year old car and just trading it in now!! Let someone else worry about it. Dose anyone know if there is a How to on replacing all the differential bushings in the rear?
I wouldn't recommend it, those bushings are a huge pain in the ass.
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