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Old 10-16-2013, 04:36 PM   #41
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Followed your advice and contacted Powerflex and yes they were great and warranted them out. My drivers side was slipping up the lower CAB and the right one had some play in them. I bought them a while ago and they have since improved the quality so they sent me a new pair (Street/Track). I will put them on over this coming weekend and hopefully this will take care of the last remaining issues for the front suspension.
Awesome glad to hear that worked out for you! Hopefully that tightens everything back up and get's all the kinks out of the suspension for you.

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Old 11-03-2013, 07:06 PM   #42
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I just replaced my FCAB with Meyle HD and got a shimmy at 60-65mph. Got my tires balanced and the shimmy in gone.
I have just had my tires balanced and my shimmy is gone too. Bingo!


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Old 11-04-2013, 10:44 PM   #43
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Actually amazing what tire balancing can do. The ride feels better at any speed now. Wow!


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Old 11-14-2013, 12:22 PM   #44
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Powerflex is typically very easy to deal with when it comes to Warranty parts, I'd suggest at least shooting them an email before buying new parts. Worst thing they can do is email you back a no go. HERE is a link to their warranty info page, contact email for warranty issues is going to be service@powerflexusa.com

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Meyle HDs (LINK) great options, super popular. 4 year warranty, proven, quiet, etc not many reasons not to go with them.
MTC Poly bushings (LINK) are also solid option. Id suggest slathering them in grease to keep them quiet, but that's about the only issue we've heard of in regards to them. They carry a one year warranty.
Z4M solid rubbers (LINK) another options that's growing in popularity. Keep in mind as stated you'll be adding some caster to the suspension by going with these.
Are the Z4M bushings listed on your site Lemforder?
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Are the Z4M bushings listed on your site Lemforder?
The Z4M bushings found HERE are genuine BMW bushings, the exact same ones you'd find at a dealers parts counter.

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Okay. Should the alignment be set to Z4M specs then? I know when I switched to the E30 M3 offset bushings on my '89 325is it was recommended to use the M3 spec due to the change in caster.

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Okay. Should the alignment be set to Z4M specs then? I know when I switched to the E30 M3 offset bushings on my '89 325is it was recommended to use the M3 spec due to the change in caster.
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Okay. Should the alignment be set to Z4M specs then? I know when I switched to the E30 M3 offset bushings on my '89 325is it was recommended to use the M3 spec due to the change in caster.
It is likely goes the same as with your e30.
I'd go for the z3 alignment for the caster and e46 sport suspension non-m for the rest.
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I got my Meyle HD control arms and bushings in today. Waiting for a few more parts and will report back once installed. My car is a DD so my goal is to get a slightly better feel without compromising ride quality.
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