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Old 04-15-2012, 08:36 AM   #61
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I'll buy! But it says something about new control arms?
Oops! Page needs to be updated. All you have to be concerned about is if you have the latest design (and unless your car is pre-2002 with original arms, you already have the update). The original website text was referring to Genuine BMW arms... our new design will work with aftermarket arms also.
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Old 04-15-2012, 08:38 AM   #62
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Why does it look like a Glorified PowerFlex Bushing?
Why do all tires look black and round, and why is a Michelin Pilot Sport better than a Sears RoadHandler?

Only so many ways to skin a cat, a bushing for a particular fitment will look similar between brands. It's the material quality and support/warranty of the manufacturer that counts for a lot.
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Old 04-15-2012, 08:40 AM   #63
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They look great! It's too bad that UPS is the only shipping option to Canada.
Sorry about that. We had an absurdly high loss rate through USPS, plus USPS does not provide real tracking and the insurance is essentially non-existant.

We do have dealers in Canada. If your local Canadian BMW performance parts supplier does not carry UUC, please ask them to! This will help you avoid high shipping and Customs charges.
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:15 PM   #64
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finally installed the GEN2 CAB. here is my UUC GEN2 installed


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Old 11-19-2012, 12:34 AM   #65
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UUC FCAB's

I ordered UUC's FCAB and the inner bushings are blue and not red as shown in flashtwosix's post. The red looks like the same material UUC used for their RTABs.

...and for $239, UUC was kind enough to send one of the inner bushing either defective (not likely) or from a "previously-install" - the latter since the bushing is too dirty and broken (chunk missing from outer edge at 9 O'clock), while the other inner bushing was prestine .

I'm not so concerned with the dirt/grease, and the outside chunk missing could be explained away as "removal-from-the-mold" feature, the circled areas in the picture show over compression fatigue from a not-so-successful install attempt and if this isn't true, then UUC needs to find a new vendor. Either way, I am now inclinded to go back to Tischer BMW for OE FCABs.
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:57 AM   #66
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Can UUC chimed in on the difference between the red and blue bushings? It seems like the red CAB is an MTC brand that ECS sells for $100

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Old 12-05-2012, 08:31 AM   #67
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Can UUC chimed in on the difference between the red and blue bushings?
We're moving much of our urethane product for new applications and various updates to the blue color. It's simply a pigment difference that matches the UUC team colors.
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I'm not sure if this has been addressed in any previous posts, but does UUC have a solution for the infamous "Bushing riding up control arm" problem that original PowerFlex bushings had?
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Old 12-17-2012, 11:28 AM   #69
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I'm not sure if this has been addressed in any previous posts, but does UUC have a solution for the infamous "Bushing riding up control arm" problem that original PowerFlex bushings had?
We use a different durometer urethane and design, and have not seen that problem whatsoever in our testing. These bushings have been shipping to customers for a few months already and no reported instances of that problem.
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Excellent. I'm sold expect a purchase in the next 6-8 months when I do my Koni FSDs . Just keep the price the same, it's spot on!
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Time for me to replace FCAB's and I'm looking hard at these UUC bushings. What's the procedure and typical timeline for re-greasing? Can it be done without removing the FCAB's? I live in Northern California and we don't see too much foul weather up here, never salt on the roads.
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Time for me to replace FCAB's and I'm looking hard at these UUC bushings. What's the procedure and typical timeline for re-greasing? Can it be done without removing the FCAB's? I live in Northern California and we don't see too much foul weather up here, never salt on the roads.
Procedure is simple; pull the two urethane parts apart and re-lube. The design is excellent at retaining lubrication as the front surface (which would see the most dirt from driving) has a protective flange, and the inner section has grooves which retain a reserve of lubricant grease.

The frequency of servicing does depend largely on local driving conditions; if in an area of high sand/salt use, then expect to re-lube more frequently. The reality is that even in the worst areas, the frequency is at least a couple of years.
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The only problem I've had with mine was the outer urethane bushings weren't tight in the lollipops, causing squeeking (tried a different lube first in case it was the inner squeeking on outer) and wear on the outer bushing. I drilled the lollipops and partially into the outer bushing and put in some setscrews, no noises in over a year!
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