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Old 12-07-2010, 07:14 PM   #1
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Best place to buy my rear bushings?

I'm doing my rear trailing arm Bushings the lower and upper bushings and ball joints. I just wanted to get a feel of where is the best place to buy the things I need.
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Old 12-07-2010, 07:35 PM   #2
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I'm doing my rear trailing arm Bushings the lower and upper bushings and ball joints. I just wanted to get a feel of where is the best place to buy the things I need.
Autohausaz had best pricing when I ordered mine a few months ago.
Are you doing the install?
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Yeah I'm doing the whole suspension front and back.
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Yeah I'm doing the whole suspension front and back.
Cool - I just did that - just have to reattach the rear subframe now. I wanted to keep it civilized (no hammers, blowtorches or chisels allowed) so I ended up making a lot of press tools with a dremel and some washers
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Any help that you can give me so I dont have to buy the press tools and the puller tools would be great.
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Any help that you can give me so I dont have to buy the press tools and the puller tools would be great.
Sure I have pictures too. I can rent you my stuff if you want - putting it all together again would be a big ordeal. When all was said and done, if I could start over, I think I would've bought the BMW special tools (from Koch Tools instead of the more expensive Baum where possible) even though they cost hundreds of dollars. It'd be worth it vs. the time I spent getting mine right. The only BMW special tools I bought were the one for the big diff bushing and the Bimmerworld one for the RTABs. I then used parts of the RTAB tool for almost every other bushing.

If that sounds interesting I could probably rent within a week or two.
Also you might want to doublecheck with realoem.com beforehand to make sure a 2005 330i shares the bushing p/n's with yours.
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We carry the PowerFlex line of bushings so let us know if you need help.
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Yeah - to the OP - note that I am going with the yellow Powerflex subframe bushings, which are easy to install, so my tools were only designed to press out the OEM subframe bushings; not press them in. If you wanted to put in OEM subframe bushings you'd have to do some pusher/puller fabrication to make it work.
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