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Old 03-19-2017, 08:55 PM   #1
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Help! I've got an issue I'm not sure how to fix

So a few weeks ago I had a squeak develop from my rear suspension. After quickly looking it over and doing some research I decided it was time to replace my struts and a few of the bushings that are known to wear out. While I was under the back end I found the bushing that was causing the squeak and I also found a bigger issue. From these pictures does anyone know what bushing this is, and anyone have an idea on fixing where the metal tore? Anyone seen this before?

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Old 03-19-2017, 09:47 PM   #2
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Did you just recently buy this car? The subframe is damaged.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...ubframe+damage

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Old 03-19-2017, 10:10 PM   #3
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Old 03-19-2017, 10:17 PM   #4
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Did you just recently buy this car? The subframe is damaged.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...ubframe+damage
Nope, I've been driving it for almost 2 years.
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Old 03-19-2017, 10:35 PM   #5
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Just did some more searching (should have done more of that first) and I see how common the problem is. I guess its time to break out the welder!
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Old 03-19-2017, 10:38 PM   #6
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Hopefully you have a couple a grand to fix that sorry to say.... The whole rear end has to come out so that reinforcement plates can be welded in. I believe Turner motorsports sells a kit and there's a kit called the redish kit. That sucks man, it is a known problem though

If you can do the work yourself you'll save a ton. Just make sure it's done right, it's definitely important lol
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Old 03-21-2017, 08:41 PM   #7
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Based on the photos, I think you're going to have to replace that piece of the floor. All the reinforcement kits out there are simply that, reinforcement kits. You'll have to fix the floor first, then weld in a reinforcement kit to prevent it from happening again.

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