Powerflex E36 Subframe bushes feel softer then original ones

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  1. FAbity6032

    FAbity6032 Member

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    Hello Guys,

    Ever since I replaced my subframe bushes with powerflex standard purple ones I am getting an awfull lot of wheel tramp? They do feel softer then the old ones, which could be due to the age but they were falling apart so I had to replace them in order to prevent chassis tearing! I feel like I should replace the diff carrier bushes now as well because of the awfull tramping :(.. But I am wondering if powerflex have made the subframe bushes to soft? Because they have a lot of movement in them I think...
     
  2. ren_juanjo

    ren_juanjo buttercakes!!

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    it's not something i've ever noticed. have had full purple range on the subframes of both my drift M3s.
     
  3. kam

    kam I've touched Chris Parry

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    They'll be stiffer now, so something else will be moving.
    Probably the trailing arms.
     
  4. FAbity6032

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    I have Powerflex black series in the trailing arms and m3 engine mounts new tranny mounts etc.... New center support bearing bigger rear anti roll bar....

    I am starting to think my rear shocks are too short, because I have stripped the car the rear sits high even tough it is lowered. Could this mean my rear shocks don't have enough travel?
     
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  5. kam

    kam I've touched Chris Parry

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    Diff then :)

    Or the subframe is about to rip off!
     
  6. kossa

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    check for cracks around subframe
     
  7. FAbity6032

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    Nah mate evrybody says check the subframe for cracks, its not THAT common really. Of-course I checked when I fitted the poly-bushes!
     
  8. FAbity6032

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    Solid differential mounts fixed it, for a second I also thought I got rid of the clunking noise at the back, but its still there it is only a little less present.
     

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