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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 10-13-2011, 12:07 PM
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Front Bushings for 2008 535

I need new front control arm bushings. Too much play in the front suspension.
Any recommendations for where to get them? OEM or polyurethance after market offerings? Maybe from a performance specialist?
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Old 10-13-2011, 06:55 PM
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I am surprised none of the site sponsors have a recommendation for you. The polyurethane solid bushings are stiff and aggressive so if you want a softer ride, OEM is the way to go. Another consideration with polyurethane is that you will want to match both sides as the thrust response on a mixed application can affect your ride as well. Here's the OEM offering from ECS tuning: http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E60-535.../OEM/ES259561/
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Old 10-13-2011, 07:01 PM
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Thanks a bunch. I just ordered a set from ECS with lock nuts, and also the upper bushings from Turner Motorsports. Figured might as well do everything in one go and not need to worry about it.
I'll let the board know how it turns out.
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Old 10-14-2011, 11:36 AM
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Thanks for the order!

The oem style units will provided a nice smooth ride without transferring vibrations into the cabin, like polys have tendency to do.

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Old 10-14-2011, 12:38 PM
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Thanks, didn't realize poly caused vibration. I am looking forward to a revamped ride!
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