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Old 11-11-2020, 06:00 PM
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The Meyle HD bushings aren't solid - they are identical to the OEM ones. Heck, they might even BE the OEM ones.

The Meyle HD bushings DO look solid at a quick glance, since there is a thin rubber section in the centre that means when you look down them, you can't see daylight. This is just a "flashing" left over from casting process.
Sorry to say but your wrong on this, the Meyle ones are solid and I only wish I had a picture to post here before I installed them.

The stock ones have a void on on either side where the Meyle ones are connected all the way around. This is something specific I checked before installing them as I was going to get Polyurethane in a tube and make them solid but I didn't have to
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Old 11-11-2020, 06:02 PM
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Outlast the car you say huh? I beg to differ...
I mean the replacement bushes will outlast the car. Clearly, the factory bushes don't... not that mine were that bad when I replaced them at 220,000kms.

And of course, I'm talking about the I6 cars - all bets are off when you have a V8...
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Sorry to say but your wrong on this, the Meyle ones are solid and I only wish I had a picture to post here before I installed them.

The stock ones have a void on on either side where the Meyle ones are connected all the way around. This is something specific I checked before installing them as I was going to get Polyurethane in a tube and make them solid but I didn't have to
Well, I guess your Meyle HD bushes were different from mine.

I thought they were solid too, until I took a screwdriver and poked the center section - it went clean through with zero effort. The rubber in the centre was less than 1/64" of an inch thick.

Here's what I got...



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PSB Are solid all the way around. Don't need a special tool to install them. Just use your hands to press them in.
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PSB Are solid all the way around. Don't need a special tool to install them. Just use your hands to press therm in.


And quite affordable compared to other bushings too . Thatís where my money is going, probably, unfortunately... this spring if I can limp it along, just started to notice mine moving a bit... and on inspection... their not looking healthy ☹️


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And quite affordable compared to other bushings too . Thatís where my money is going, probably, unfortunately... this spring if I can limp it along, just started to notice mine moving a bit... and on inspection... their not looking healthy ☹️
I also need to do mine. Get a clunk at times when going from forward to reverse and vice versa. Think I'll be doing poly as well. Always been afraid to use poly/delrin/etc for fear of harshening the ride on any of my BMW's. Figure I might as well try it on my "weekend" vehicle.
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Angry Why are mechanics so intent on overcharging this?

I had a similar experience; mechanic quoted $1800 for job, "Well we have to drop the whole rear subframe and that involves two guys and tying up or lift for the full day.."


Tools and bushings cost me about $350CDN and did this in my drive with floor jack and stands in about 2 hours.


explain to me again how this economy works?


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I had a similar experience; mechanic quoted $1800 for job, "Well we have to drop the whole rear subframe and that involves two guys and tying up or lift for the full day.."


Tools and bushings cost me about $350CDN and did this in my drive with floor jack and stands in about 2 hours.


explain to me again how this economy works?


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And a mechanic will work from book time, not accounting for any shortcuts that they may know. Example, my VSS job was quoted to me anywhere from $2500 at an independent to $8400 at my local BMW dealership, I did the entire job, myself, for just under $600 and I replaced SIGNIFICANTLY MORE than just the VSS.


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missing the point

I would gladly pay the mechanic for their time if they were performing efficiently.

I repeat, they wanted a FULL DAY of pay for a job they were going to do in a shop, with all the tools, a lift, and years of experience.

I did the same job in 2 HOURS in my driveway with hand tools.

That is indefensible no matter how you try to rationalize overhead, experience, training etc.

I know they have mortgages and kids to send to college, but I ain't keen on paying for a Bel-Air mansion and Harvard.
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