Hybrid Thrust Arm Bushing - BMW M5 Forum and M6 Forums
E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion 1998-2003 Advertiser's Forum

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
post #1 of 2 Old 18th May 2006, 02:06 AM Thread Starter
chivas
Junior Member, warming up (<31 posts)
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Fort Lee
Age: 39
Posts: 27
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Hybrid Thrust Arm Bushing

So i'm at the shop (MSR in Rahway) and just started to kick some ideas around with the X5 bushings that i ordered from world pac. yeah, they're suppose to be more study then the OE 540 ones and blah blah... buddy who runs the shop said: "hey, why not put some Polyurethane in the holes to make it stiffer?" it's just something he heard of ppl doing but he's never done it before: aka, i'm the guinnea pig here. i heard of doing this but never really done it myself. so i ran to home depot and got a tube of it and figure i'd give it a shot. now, i have filled the holes in the bushing (which is made of rubber) and it's drying now. i'll report back as to how they are since now it's a hybrid of a rubber and PU bushing. i'll get the stiffness of the PU and the vibration damping of the rubber. pics to come:

The stuff:


The bushing:


The polyurethane:


The injection:


The filling:


It's like pastry:


More injection:


Close up for Mr. Deville:


Being generious:


Stop looking at my crotch, we are filling a bushing here!


Oooops!!! a little too much. always messy the first time around:


See:


And there it sits... not really. i had to put it horizontally because it started to spill out underneath.



we'll see how it goes. going to get new arms and stuff since suspension is one of those things where if one goes, the others are on it's way so might as well do it all while you're there.


questions and comments (really need this because i really don't know if it's a good idea or not) welcomed.

Last edited by chivas; 18th May 2006 at 02:11 AM.
chivas is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 2 Old 18th May 2006, 02:27 AM
mottati
Moderator
 
mottati's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: sf east bay ca.
Posts: 10,036
Thanks: 202
Thanked 378 Times in 300 Posts
will be interesting to see what happens, if anything! I would imagine with heat, vibration etc, that that stuff would just work it's way out if there was any real stress on it, but what the heck.... keep us posted.
Mike

Mike

93 M5 3.8 Sterling Silver, Black 5/93 production (euro)
94 M5 Touring Madeira Schwarz, Black 10/93 production
88 M5 Black/Natur (US spec)
00 M5 Carbon Black, Black exclusive
90 325iS, Black/Natur 5 speed
00 528i, Sport Biarritz Blue, Sand
93 Range Rover County LWB, Roman Bronze

me---> www.diablovalleyeyes.com
mottati is offline  
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the BMW M5 Forum and M6 Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Linear Mode Linear Mode
Rate This Thread:



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
X5 Thrust arm bushings mottati E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion 80 8th March 2014 06:27 PM
Feedback on possible front control arm bushing failure? Teutonaddict E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion 24 30th August 2006 11:03 PM
Thrust arm bushes. simonpa77 E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion 12 25th April 2006 12:49 AM
PowerFlex Thrust Arm bushes for E34 vchachanidze E34 M5 Discussion 6 19th August 2005 01:16 PM
Thrust Arm Bushing and Tie Rod Link x703jko E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion 3 4th December 2004 03:55 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome