This part is listed by BMW as BMW part number 33321097009 (33 32 1 097 009) and is described as the rear trailing arm bushing (RTAB) for E36 and E46 3-series, E83 X3, and E85/E86 Z4 models. This is the Meyle HD rubber bushing which is our preferred bushing for an OEM replacement to be used on the street.
Signs of RTAB wear include loose and unstable feeling during cornering or hard acceleration and clunking noises. Since this is such an integral bushing for performance, it's vital to replace these in pairs as soon as possible. Failures can result in drastic rear suspension geometry changes and, in near-limit situations, potential loss of control. If you track your car, drive aggressively on the street, or have over 50k miles on the current bushings now is the time to replace!
This E36/E46 RTAB is a Heavy-Duty design from Meyle. Meyle HD parts are designed and engineered in Germany using an OE+ approach. Meyle engineers use the original design but with several improvements in materials and design to make a bushing that lasts longer and performs better than the stock link. Meyle HD parts are true upgrades that surpass OEM parts but without compromises to noise or ride quality. Meyle HD parts are TUV approved and have a four year warranty.
This part number is compatible with other BMW part numbers 33321097009, 33326770786, 33321137806, 33326770817, 33326757885, 33322228153.
We also recommend using these with our Bushing Limiter set
for an even higher level of stability and performance, plus even further longevity due to decreased movement of the bushings. Urethane bushings are also available for uncompromised street/track performance.
The proper bushing removal and installation tool is available in our Tool category for purchase or rental. We highly recommend using this specific tool to make the removal and installation considerably easier and much quicker.
BMW Fitments: 3 Series
E36 (92-99) > 318i M42
E36 (92-99) > 318i M44
E36 (92-99) > 318ic M42
E36 (92-99) > 318ic M44
E36 (92-99) > 318is M42
E36 (92-99) > 318is M44
E36 (92-99) > 323ic
E36 (92-99) > 323is
E36 (92-99) > 325i
E36 (92-99) > 325ic
E36 (92-99) > 325is
E36 (92-99) > 328i
E36 (92-99) > 328ic
E36 (92-99) > 328is
E36 (92-99) > M3 (1995)
E36 (92-99) > M3 (96-99)3 Series
E46 (99-05) > 320i
E46 (99-05) > 323Ci
E46 (99-05) > 323i
E46 (99-05) > 325Ci
E46 (99-05) > 325i
E46 (99-05) > 325xi
E46 (99-05) > 328Ci
E46 (99-05) > 328i
E46 (99-05) > 330Ci
E46 (99-05) > 330i
E46 (99-05) > 330xi
E46 (99-05) > M3X3 Series
E83 X3 (04-10) > X3 2.5i M54 (2003-2005)
E83 X3 (04-10) > X3 3.0i M54 (2003-2006)
E83 X3 (04-10) > X3 3.0si N52 (2007-2010)Z Series
E85 / E86 Z4 (03-08) > Z4 2.5i M54
E85 / E86 Z4 (03-08) > Z4 3.0i M54
E85 / E86 Z4 (03-08) > Z4 3.0i N52
E85 / E86 Z4 (03-08) > Z4 3.0si N52
E85 / E86 Z4 (03-08) > Z4 M