Oct 07, Use the BMW bushing removal tool to remove the subframe bushings. Use a 24mm wrench for the top nut and a 19mm wrench to counter-hold the bottom. As you tighten the top nut, the tool will pull the bushing up and out of the subframe.
Without the tool, using a press or burning the bushing out are the next options. 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 bushleaning.buzzted Reading Time: 3 mins. 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. Section 2: Stock Bushing Removal Step 2 Step 3 1: Remove the sway bar from the subframe then unbolt the three differential bolts and carefully lower the differential so as not to damage it or overextend the rear axles.
2: Press the stock front position differential bushings out of the subframe as shown using the BMW tool or equivalent. BMW E46 SOLID DELRIN REAR SUBFRAME BUSHINGS - There are the four bushings that connect the E46 Subframe to the chassis.
These bushings act as the base for the entire rear suspension! These will fit all E46 cars including the M. These solid Delrin bushings are ideal for track and race cars. 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 E46 SubFrame Riser solid bushing replacement set. Configurable solid bushing set has the ability to correct the control arm angle and CV joint angle on lowered cars by raising the subframe up against the body.
Or use provided top spacers to keep subframe in OEM position. This comprehensive set replaces the OEM rubber bushings to increase response. Removal and installation of rear subframe mounted differential bushings on E36, E46, E83 and E85/86 Z4's; Removal and installation of rear differential mounted bushings on E36, E46, E9X, E60/61, E63/64, E65/66, and E85/86 Z4's; Always oil threads before use; Use hand tools only, no impact; We recommend tight bushings be sprayed with penetrating.