Front Tension Strut Bushing (FCAB), Lemforder - E82 1M, E9X M3
OEM rubber bushing to restore original ride comfort and steering precision. Replacement for BMW part #31102283579
OEM Lemforder front control arm bushing for the E9X M3 and E82 1M. This is the stock, all-rubber bushing for the upper tension strut/thrust arm (the twisty arm). Sold per bushing so order two if you're replacing them on both tension struts.
The inner bushing is often replaced when the rubber degrades over time or from rough pavement. The bushing can no longer dampen suspension movement and you end up with a steering vibration, imprecise steering feel, and sloppy handling.
Can also be installed on the non-M E9X models as an upgrade. Since the M3 bushing does not use the dampening fluid, it maintains its strength for longer. The M3 bushings also give better steering feel and resist deflection better during hard cornering.
Price is for each.
E82 / E88 (08-13) > 1M (11-12)
E90 / E91 / E92 / E93 (06-13) > M3