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Powerflex Bushes

Discussion in 'Z3 Roadster & Coupé' started by JWilliamsZ3, Aug 14, 2019 at 3:21 PM.

  1. JWilliamsZ3

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    So my Z3 handling needs improving as the Front Lower Wishbone suspension bushes have worn ( the rear ones ) and are in need of replacement, I've seen that Powerflex bushes have been recommended everywhere to stiffen things up a little.
    Question is do I replace the anti roll bar link bushes at the same time, does anyone have experiences of using/driving with these in? Thanks in advance
     
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    Irrespective of whether you fit Powerflex or OEM rubber to the anti rollbar if your replacing the lowers it would be good practice to replace the anti roll bar bushes that way you will have a fully fresh setup. Can't comment on which to go for my car is bog standard.
     
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    IMO its well worth replacing all of the bushes, if you want the car to perform how it was meant to, get the rear sub frame out oand replace all bushes, also replace all shocks, I did all of the above and and added Eibach pro springs, the difference is night and day
     
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    Mines fully powerflexed front and back. Improves the handling but be warned it will be a harsher ride.
     
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    Just to echo what everyone's saying you will also notice a little more noise, transmission noise through the bushes.

    I personally don't mind it, some people don't notice it.
     
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    I would replace bushes that absorb shock with rubber, and bushes that just hold things that rotate with polybushes.
     
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