Unfortunately, all of the above is technically incorrect.
Apr 26, I just did a major suspension refresh, front struts, rear shocks, springs, FCAB, RTAB, Rear Balljoints, Endlinks, Swaybar Bushings, etc.
Urethanes, Delrin, or aluminum are generally good for reducing compliance and limiting deflection - attributes that don't really work well on roads filled with potholes, railroad crossings, cracks, and expansion joints.
I want to tackle the rear subframe bushings and diff. Would it make sense to buy a used e46 rear axle subframe and remove and press new bushings into the used one, so I can save time when i take out the one in my car?Estimated Reading Time: 3 mins.
Oct 05, Wheel Bearing Kit (the one I have): treegrind.bar Wheel Bearing Kit (the better one): treegrind.bar manufacturer of those specialty. Oct 08, Step 1: Reinstall the subframe. First up, reinstall the upper control arms onto the subframe. Use an 18mm socket and wrench to tighten each bolt. When installing the arms, make sure the extended portion of the bushing that sticks out of the control arm is facing the rear of the subframe. All E46 3-series models built roughly after Feb share the same Rear Axle Carrier Panel and there is no E46 entirely safe from ‘subframe cracks’.
Although, there is in fact some truth in the above that different models and years will fail differently and may need attention in areas that others do not however, we will come back to that. E46 Turner solid rear subframe bushings (set of 4) T#: Part#: TDR In Stock Sale - Save 15% Qty: 1.
Select Add Turner rear shock mount reinforcments? E36, E46 Rear Shock Tower Mount Reinforcement Kit T#: Brand: Packaged by Turner.