Powerflex urethane bushings replace the failure-prone rubber hydrobearing on the F10 528i/535i/550i and F06/F12/F13 640i/650i models. These urethane bushings are a direct replacement for the stock rubber bushings and provide more precision and sporty feel with a lifetime warranty. These are a great alternative to the stock bushings, which are not available without purchasing a complete new arm.
The stock rubber bushings are filled with a vibration-absorbing fluid that leaks or evaporates over time. This leaves the bushing wobbly and with far too much slop and play that makes the car feel vague and unstable. Urethane bushings from Powerflex have been carefully engineered to work with the rest of the suspension and offer improved steering feedback and stability without impacting ride comfort or noise. They also have a lifetime warranty so you may never have to pay for new bushings again!
These bushings replace the inner rubber bushings on the tension strut, also known as the thrust arm or upper control arm. If replacing due to wear, also inspect the outer ball joint of this arm as it may also be in need of replacement.
These bushings are also available in an offset orientation that will add 0.5° of caster to the alignment.
F10 / F11 (11-16) > 528i N20 (2012-2016)
F10 / F11 (11-16) > 528i N52 (2011)
F10 / F11 (11-16) > 535d
F10 / F11 (11-16) > 535i
F10 / F11 (11-16) > 550i
F10 / F11 (11-16) > Hybrid 5
F12 / F13 (12-18) > 640i
F12 / F13 (12-18) > 650i