Apr 26, Administrator. Ci k miles. Joined Aug 18. 16, Posts. #3 Oct 18, It's the subframe removal and installation that takes so much time. With the proper tools, replacing the bushings themselves isn't too bad. Without those tools however, it's a royal stumpchop.buzzted Reading Time: 3 mins. The last subframe bushings you'll need for your BMW E46 3 series or E46 M3! Superior handling for street and performance driven E46 models, with a lifetime warranty.
This convenient kit includes both the fore and after rear subframe bushings to replace your tired, worn-out or failed stock subframe bushings on a E46 model or Rear subframe mounts (,x 2) - The heart of the rear suspension, the subframe (or carrier) mounts located the entire rear suspension to the car.
There are four mounts in total and bolt up into the rear floor. Worn subframe mounts are one of the leading contributors to rear floor-subframe stumpchop.buzz: Packaged by Turner. May 21, Removing subframe bushings, DIY style, can be messy, and involve a torch. Welcome back to another installment of Project E46, the weekly updates on my 1, budget BMW drift build.
Two weeks ago, I removed the rear suspension and subframe assembly from the car, and last week, I inspected the chassis for the infamous E46 subframe-to-chassis. Removal and installation of ball joints and bushings on rear control arms on E36, E46, E39, E60/61, E63/64, E65/66, E70, E83 and E85/86 Z4's Removal and installation of rear sub frame mounted differential bushings on E36, E46, E83 and E85/86 Z4's.
The E36/E46 Trailing Arm Bushing Tool is a must-have for any DIY mechanic who doesn't like to waste time struggling with jobs that should be quick and easy. Replacing the rear trailing arm bushings on an E36 or E46 with a normal press can take hours, plus all the patience you can dig up. Mar 12, To replace the subframe bushings: Remove 4 bolt bolts holding subframe to diff, and 4 bolts+nuts holding trailing arms to the subframe.
Remove the stock subframe bushing by making this setup on a bench vise: The sockets go in these slits. Have a helper hold the subframe while you set everything up. Jan 15, NOTE: Do not put the axle stands under any of the rear running gear as this is all connected to the rear subframe and will therefore prevent you from lowering the subframe to do any of the work.
I supported my car under the sill down the side of the car, using some 2x2 wood to spread the load. BMW E34 Rear Subframe Bush Removal Tool (1.