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Posted by Dragos on November 21, 2000 at 17:23:16:

In Reply to: Urethane Thrust Arm Bushings? posted by t_tice on November 20, 2000 at 23:53:28:

Like Phil says, they're way too stiff, their original intent is for race/track prepped cars.

The E32 bushings should have lasted 3 times that. Are you sure it's the bushings and nothing else ?

Torqueing them with the arms unloaded is a common mistake and that is the cause of premature wear and cracks.


Does anyone know where I can get stronger thrust arm bushings than the OEM rubber ones. I currently have the 750 bushings. They seem to have only lasted less than 30K miles.

I'm willing to put up with a more harsh ride to eliminate the shimmy under braking?

Any other ideas would be welcome as well.

'92 525i
'98 M3/4
'99 540/6

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