Offset control arm bushings change the orientation of the control arm by adding more caster and negative camber. The solid rubber design has less deflection than a webbed rubber bushing. This helps to improve handling and steering response. The standard bushings have the hole in the center. Offset bushings move the hole to the outside which pushes the wheel/hub further forward (caster) and more to the outside (camber). Offset bushings were standard on the E30 M3 Evo models and the 1995 E36 M3 but can be installed on other E30, E36, Z3 models too. Urethane bushings
are also available for even more performance improvement.
Note: too much caster can make the steering too quick and make the car feel "darty" as well as push the wheel too far forward in the wheel well. 1996-1999 E36 M3 stock control arms with these bushings creates too much caster but may be necessary if using a different control arm.
Price is for the pair.
This is an OEM control arm bushing manufactured by Lemforder - the original supplier to BMW for this part, as well as many other bushings. As the OEM it meets all of BMW's original design, fitment, and performance requirements and is TUV approved. OEM parts are the best alternative to more expensive Original BMW parts because they are virtually identical without the inflated price tag. This part has a two year warranty.
BMW Fitments: 3 Series
E30 (84-91) > 318i
E30 (84-91) > 318is
E30 (84-91) > 325e
E30 (84-91) > 325es
E30 (84-91) > 325i
E30 (84-91) > 325is3 Series
E36 (92-99) > 318i M42
E36 (92-99) > 318i 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) > 325is
E36 (92-99) > 328i
E36 (92-99) > 328is
E36 (92-99) > M3 (1995)
E36 (92-99) > M3 (96-99)Z Series
E36/7 / E36/8 Z3 (96-02) > Z3 1.9
E36/7 / E36/8 Z3 (96-02) > Z3 2.5
E36/7 / E36/8 Z3 (96-02) > Z3 2.8 97-98
E36/7 / E36/8 Z3 (96-02) > Z3 2.8 99-00
E36/7 / E36/8 Z3 (96-02) > Z3 3.0
E36/7 / E36/8 Z3 (96-02) > Z3 M - S52
E36/7 / E36/8 Z3 (96-02) > Z3 M - S54