Rear Subframe Mount, Rear, Lemforder - E46 323i/325i/328i/330i, E83 X3, Z4
OEM Replacement to BMW # 33316770781
This part is listed by BMW as BMW part number 33316770781 (33-31-6-770-781) and is described as Rear Axle Carrier (Subframe) Rubber Mounting/Bushing for the REAR/AFT position - as used on E46, Z4 and X3 BMW chassis.
This bushing is one of the contributors to rear subframe sheet metal failures on 1999-2006 E46 3 Series and other BMWs that use this design like the Z4 and first generation X3. The mount is made of rubber, which breaks down with age and mileage. It's very common for these rubber subframe mounts to be shot on cars over 100,000 miles (or less on aggressively driven cars.) As they fail, it allows excessive movement and increases fatigue on the sheet metal attachment points, contributing to the formation of cracks at or near the subframe mounting points. Once a tear or crack forms in the metal it will grow with time and miles, wreaking havoc. Our first recommendation is a set of stiffer Powerflex polyurethane subframe mounts that flex less than stock rubber.
We recommend checking these bushings when looking for signs of subframe failure. If you are fortunate to not have any subframe cracks, it's certainly a good idea to refresh these bushings as a preventative measure.
Sold individually, 2 required per car. Be sure to add two to your cart.
If you are looking for a more durable replacement, or would like to use a more solid material for handling and performance reasons, please be sure to check out our Powerflex bushings made of high-grade urethane.
For questions, full BMW fitment information or for assistance from one of our BMW experts, we recommend calling us at 877-639-9648.
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
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)
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
E89 Z4 (2009-2016) > Z4 sDrive28i
E89 Z4 (2009-2016) > Z4 sDrive30i
E89 Z4 (2009-2016) > Z4 sDrive35i
E89 Z4 (2009-2016) > Z4 sDrive35is