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Old 10-17-2020, 01:32 AM
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Rear subframe bushings

Which rear subframe bushings are better? Lemforder or Meyle HD?
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Oh, thatís a big question.... youíll have guys argue both ways... personally, Iíd go poly. Either spring for Energy Suspension or go with the PSB and save yourself a ton of money - I hear good things about the PSB bushings, will probably go that route when I do mine.


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Oh, thatís a big question.... youíll have guys argue both ways... personally, Iíd go poly. Either spring for Energy Suspension or go with the PSB and save yourself a ton of money - I hear good things about the PSB bushings, will probably go that route when I do mine.


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Im not a fan of poly anything and prefer either OE Lemforder or Meyle HD. Are the Lemforders actually fluid filled or solid rubber like the Meyle HD?
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I friend of mine put poly bushings in and they are squeaking as hell. Not a fan. I would go with genuine BMW bushing ,Lemforder.

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Doesnít really help you because itís my best guess, but Lemforder being OEM, I would guess that they are oil filled vs the Meyle HD which are solid. That said, I donít know that you would pick up much vibration from poly in the rear, but I do know that they are a hundred times easier to install, just grease and push in. But I totally understand your point, they can be abrasive in the wrong location... like my thrust bushing... almost wish I hadnít done those in poly because I definitely feel those up front.


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I went with Febi Bilstein. I believe they are solid rubber filled type. I opted for poly bushes but then I remembered I added poly bushes in my rear lower control arms and they felt way to hard. I got used to them now :-)
Since I had to buy a tool anyway I chose to go with the Febi's. They were much cheaper too and if they last as long as the original ones I will be fine!
I did add 2 tubes of poly sealant to hopefully add even more life to them.
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I went with Febi Bilstein. I believe they are solid rubber filled type. I opted for poly bushes but then I remembered I added poly bushes in my rear lower control arms and they felt way to hard. I got used to them now :-)

Since I had to buy a tool anyway I chose to go with the Febi's. They were much cheaper too and if they last as long as the original ones I will be fine!

I did add 2 tubes of poly sealant to hopefully add even more life to them.
Do you recall where the Febi mounts were made? FCP shows the Lemforders are made in Turkey and the Meyle HD ones are made in Thailand...
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Do you recall where the Febi mounts were made? FCP shows the Lemforders are made in Turkey and the Meyle HD ones are made in Thailand...
I can't remember but when checking the product EAN code it tells me the country of origin is Germany. EAN 4027816262633. I checked the Meyle HD en Lemforders too and it tells me country of origin Germany for those aswell. I don't know what to believe now
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Im not a fan of poly anything and prefer either OE Lemforder or Meyle HD. Are the Lemforders actually fluid filled or solid rubber like the Meyle HD?

Why not poly? It's not really any different from solid rubber in this application. For a suspension arm which has movement yes, but for this it's just isolating vibrations and shock from the chassis. A solid rubber would be basically the same thing.
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I am an OE OCD kind of guy when it comes to most things on my X5. So outside of poly does any recommend one vs the other? Meyle? Lemforder? Febi? Or are they all the same?
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