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Old 04-13-2020, 10:35 AM   #1
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Rear differential bushing - Lemforder not available

I am doing a subframe refresh, non-poly, and I can find OE for all the bushings except the rear differential carrier (33176751808)

Anyone know where to get it, or whether Febi or Meyle is the best replacement.

I do not want Poly
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Old 04-13-2020, 11:23 AM   #2
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Per some other suggestions, I went with Meyle HD for the rear diff bushing and Lemforder for the two front ones
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Per some other suggestions, I went with Meyle HD for the rear diff bushing and Lemforder for the two front ones

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The subframe provides mounting for your rear suspension. The subframe connects to the body with bushings to absorb vibration at all mounting locations. These bushings absorb any vibration that would normally be transmitted to the cabin and keep the subframe solid. They also provide a solid mounting location to keep everything tight.

If there is excessive vibration in your cabin or a clunk or knock when going over bumps, the problems may be your subframe bushings. By replacing them with new units, everything will stay tighter and provide a more secure mounting location for your entire rear suspension. These BMW pieces will go right into the stock location to quiet everything down. With the same hardness as stock bushings, no excessive vibration will be transmitted to the cabin.


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