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Old 08-31-2019, 10:27 PM
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Nolathane rear subframe bushings

I just replaced the rear subframe bushing on my 2005 X5 3.0 with Nolathane subframe bushing. I rate them A++. Ride comfort is smoother over rough roads and notably reduced bounce over uneven pavement. Acceleration seems to take less effort, so I expect there may be a slight fuel savings. Cost was $166 shipped, not much higher than than OEM but with significantly improved performance and longevity.

Removing the old bushings was simple using a tool kit off eBay. Feel free to PM me if you need a (like new) subframe tool as I no longer have a need for mine.
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I looked seriously at these and the Powerflex version - and while I was keen to use them, the cost over here was prohibitive...

Meyle HD - NZD$140 set
Nolathane - NZD$600 set
Powerflex - NZD$850 set

Yeah - no contest.
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A link to the bushings and perhaps a pm on the price of the tool would be appreciated.
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I looked seriously at these and the Powerflex version - and while I was keen to use them, the cost over here was prohibitive...

Meyle HD - NZD$140 set
Nolathane - NZD$600 set
Powerflex - NZD$850 set

Yeah - no contest.
Obviously there's a big price disparity for the bushings from New Zealand between the same ones sold in the US.
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A link to the bushings and perhaps a pm on the price of the tool would be appreciated.
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https://www.nolathane.com.au/product...er=REV094.0040

I will PM regarding the tool.
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I am trying to figure out which bushings these Nola's replace. Is it the outer bushings closest to the wheel? Realoem has the part number as 33316770454 for my 3.0l 05 x5. Is that the bushings in question?
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In addition why use the nolathane's over stock?
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I am trying to figure out which bushings these Nola's replace. Is it the outer bushings closest to the wheel? Realoem has the part number as 33316770454 for my 3.0l 05 x5. Is that the bushings in question?
Correct. They are replacements for part 33316770454.

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In addition why use the nolathane's over stock?
Same reason some have installed Powerflex but a lot less expensive.
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I am trying to figure out which bushings these Nola's replace. Is it the outer bushings closest to the wheel? Realoem has the part number as 33316770454 for my 3.0l 05 x5. Is that the bushings in question?
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