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Old 08-03-2005, 11:13 AM   #1
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I had my control arms and bushings replaced 8 months/11K miles ago by Turner with I believe stock BMW parts. Now I have the high speed braking shimmy AGAIN! And I think a ball joint is clunking AGAIN! Jacked the front up last night and there is noticable side to side play of the control arms in the bushings.

My car is on slightly lowered PSS9 but is used mainly for commuting, no racing.

Question for current Powerflex users: How are they holding up? How many miles do you have on them?

Has anyone installed the new control arms that have replacable ball joints?
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Old 08-03-2005, 11:39 AM   #2
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I have the Powerflex bushings on my ride and love them!

heres the link to the thread after installation:

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Old 08-03-2005, 12:30 PM   #3
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10 or 15K street/highway miles on my Powerflex bushings as well as three track days and they are still great!

I highly recommend them. Here is a link to my review:

https://www.e46fanatics.com/features/...php?news_id=40

Here is my install:

https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=140066

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I ran Powerflex bushings on my old car. Highly reccomended item.
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how much do they run for both sides?
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Old 08-03-2005, 04:20 PM   #6
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Had mine for 10 months +/- and the driverside has seperated..... Wouldn't buy these again!!

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about 90 for the left and right (sold together).
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Had mine for 10 months +/- and the driverside has seperated..... Wouldn't buy these again!!
What do you mean "seperated"? Did you lubricate the control arm before putting the purple part on? A couple members did this when they mis-read the directions and this can cause problems.

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Old 08-05-2005, 06:54 PM   #9
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I am confident I read the directions correctly. I used the lub between the two parts of the bushing. No lub on the control arm..... And the purple center has pulled 1/2 way out of the black portion.

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What do you mean "seperated"? Did you lubricate the control arm before putting the purple part on? A couple members did this when they mis-read the directions and this can cause problems.

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