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Old 17-05-2013, 07:55 PM
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For the inserts; can't you make your own by cutting out longitudinal sections from plastic guttering or drainpipe? Anything that will fill the voids in the OEM subframe bushes will do the trick provided that it doesn't cut the rubber of the bush.
Has anyone made a template?

Id have no issue making them if that's all it is.
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Old 17-05-2013, 08:19 PM
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they do look like pvc drain pipe,

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Old 17-05-2013, 10:39 PM
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they do look like pvc drain pipe,
Many thanks for the pic Dave,

Look easy enough, if anyone has measurements it would be really handy.
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Old 18-05-2013, 06:53 AM
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Re. The rogue top mounts. I bought some meyle hd items ( as recommended by CW) and reinforced top plates made by a forum member http://z3mcoupe.com/forum/showthread.php?t=15575

A similar solution, less than half the cost.
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Old 18-05-2013, 09:41 AM
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Re. The rogue top mounts. I bought some meyle hd items ( as recommended by CW) and reinforced top plates made by a forum member http://z3mcoupe.com/forum/showthread.php?t=15575

A similar solution, less than half the cost.
From what I understand mike, these solve 2 different issues?

I am already ordering rogue rsm's and Meyle droplinks.
I was looking into the reinforced top plates also but I don't see how these help with the movement of the subframe it's self.
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Old 18-05-2013, 11:15 AM
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Many thanks for the pic Dave,

Look easy enough, if anyone has measurements it would be really handy.
Once you get under the car and you've removed Part 4 in the diagram below, you can easily measure. You should be able to stuff the voids with anything which would reduce lateral movement of the bush (the objective of the exercise).

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Old 18-05-2013, 11:21 AM
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more info here,

http://forum.roadfly.com/threads/124...forcement-tabs
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Old 18-05-2013, 02:06 PM
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From what I understand mike, these solve 2 different issues?

I am already ordering rogue rsm's and Meyle droplinks.
I was looking into the reinforced top plates also but I don't see how these help with the movement of the subframe it's self.
Sorry I thought you were ordering rogue Top mounts (for rear shocks). Just highlighting an option that would save £50+ and give you the benefit of being able to change your top mounts again in the future without dismantling half of your car.....

It will obviously have no influence on movement of subframe itself.

I'm interested to see how you get on with re-bushing the rear end, as this is something I will be doing soon as well.
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Old 18-05-2013, 02:49 PM
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Sorry I thought you were ordering rogue Top mounts (for rear shocks). Just highlighting an option that would save £50+ and give you the benefit of being able to change your top mounts again in the future without dismantling half of your car.....

It will obviously have no influence on movement of subframe itself.

I'm interested to see how you get on with re-bushing the rear end, as this is something I will be doing soon as well.
Well Spotted. Sorry i completely miss read your post. i appreciate your input many thanks. i may do this as i haven't ordered the top mounts as yet
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Old 20-05-2013, 02:25 PM
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No probs.

Quite a few of us seem to be messing around with rear suspension at the moment! And it seems to be a bit of a minefield as to which parts to use! I am fairly confident that any new parts will offer a big improvement over the stock items, particularly if they are the originals!

New shocks have made a massive difference but I am still not 100% happy so need to inspect my rear beam bushes too.
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