Front Control Arm Bushings, Centered Hybrid, Powerflex - E30, E36, Z3
Track-spec hybrid alloy/urethane bushings give sharper steering and more precise handling.
A step up in performance - combining urethane and aluminum to exceed the capabilities of standard urethane bushings without going full solid.
These bushings use an aluminum outer shell with a thin layer of polyurethane to give greatly increased performance by reducing deflection. But without reaching the point of a solid, "no give" bushing like Delrin or a monoball. Powerflex has developed this bushing with two stiffness levels -
Purple (80A durometer) for some cushion and deflection. This will be favored on bumpy tracks or high kerbs that send jolts and kickback through the steering and bodyshell.
Black (95A durometer) for reducing deflection even further. Of the two, the Black Series will have the least deflection and greater performance/response. While still not as solid as Delrin, the Black Series will not be as nervous feeling or "darty", especially on bumpy pavement.
These bushings are in the centered orientation - they don't change caster or camber settings from cars that originally came with centered bushings.
Because of the minimal bushing layer, we do not recommend these for street use. NVH and comfort is not a factor in the engineering of these bushings.
Powerflex has extensive experience in automotive suspension and chassis systems and has combined these skills with advanced polyurethane manufacturing techniques. Bushing durometer (stiffness) has been carefully selected for specific uses. Powerflex copper-based grease is supplied with every bushing set, and they will rarely need re-lubing due to the unique design features built into the material to hold the lubricant.
E30 (84-91) > 318i
E30 (84-91) > 318is
E30 (84-91) > 325e
E30 (84-91) > 325es
E30 (84-91) > 325i
E30 (84-91) > 325is
E30 (84-91) > 325ix
E30 (84-91) > M3
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)
E36/5 (95-98) > 318ti M42
E36/5 (95-98) > 318ti M44
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
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