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Old 06-24-2013, 12:46 PM   #1
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Unexpected item in package from Bimmerworld

Just received my rear differential bushing from Bimmerworld, props for offering the cheapest price for meyle out there.

Free item though is the best marketing gimmick ever, my wife is already looking forward for me to order a new part..

Gonna need those calories for carrying that diff around.
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Old 06-24-2013, 12:48 PM   #2
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Just received my rear differential bushing from Bimmerworld, props for offering the cheapest price for meyle out there.

Free item though is the best marketing gimmick ever, my wife is already looking forward for me to order a new part..

Gonna need those calories for carrying that diff around.
just one bushing? there's three, you know.
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just one bushing? there's three, you know.
Front two ones are like brand new.. I used a crap brand for rear and meyle for fronts last year.. So here I am hah..
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Front two ones are like brand new.. I used a crap brand for rear and meyle for fronts last year.. So here I am hah..
Replace all three at the same time since they are difficult to get to
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Old 06-24-2013, 01:04 PM   #5
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id do all three if i were you, its a b1tch to get them out
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Old 06-24-2013, 01:04 PM   #6
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Replace all three at the same time since they are difficult to get to
I don't what you mean hard to get to, I heard a lot of people complain about difficulty but took me an hour to remove things around the diff, then another hour to cut remove the center and another hour to cut bushing housing all without the tool, which i broke first time around. Just put the new bushing in fridge while I did all that, some dish washer soap around it and wham it goes. Heck did all that in 3 hours and had to cut two drive axle bolts that I stripped. I mean it was a work out but pretty straight forward for someone who enjoys working on cars.

If you have done it bunch of times its fairly simple, practice makes it easy. In fact in my experience front bushings remain good 3x longer because its the rear that takes all the punishment.. Not to mention I now have much belief in meyle products..

Probably the toughest job I have done on an e46 was starter, and that's for one bolt.. 4friggin extensions to remove something you can't see..
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My wife grabbed it already.. Hah
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Looks like they gave you a free LSD with your purchase!

But no really, you'll trip some mad balls if you eat those Gummy Bears.
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What a sick joke. I would definitely ask for a refund and possibly sue for psychological confusion that bag of unknown objects caused.
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the front ones are usually fine. the back one takes the abuse.
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the front ones are usually fine. the back one takes the abuse.
true. i thought that myself for a few seconds, but then thought i'm in there already. why the hell not. theyre like $7 each for the small ones.
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true. i thought that myself for a few seconds, but then thought i'm in there already. why the hell not. theyre like $7 each for the small ones.
Meyle HD ones are like 20$ they are firmer and last a whole lot longer. I am told its one of the OEM brands along with lemforder.. Not sure if that's true, but I believe they are great.
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Meyle HD ones are like 20$ they are firmer and last a whole lot longer. I am told its one of the OEM brands along with lemforder.. Not sure if that's true, but I believe they are great.
You were told wrong. Meyle is not an OEM brand.
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You were told wrong. Meyle is not an OEM brand.
Not the first time. :-) They are exactly same in measurement and seem to last longer than OEM so I think I will stick with them.
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