Powerflex Front Control Arm Bushing Kit - E46 M3
The Powerflex E46 M3 Front control arm bushing is one of our #1 selling products. The factory rubber bushing is a delicate piece that wears prematurely, creating sloppy steering, bad inner tire wear, and a jolting steering wheel under braking. Instead of replacing this bushing set with factory bushings every 40k miles, we recommend upgrading to the Powerflex urethane bushings for a long lasting upgrade that will increase steering response, reduce uneven tire wear, and reduce maintenance repairs.
These bushings add minimal NVH (Noise, Vibration, Harshness), if any, and are recommended for street dedicated cars and auto-x / driving school cars as well*. One of the best features of these bushings is their 2-piece design. The bushings are made in 2 pieces, so the rotation occurs between the urethane for a squeak-free, easily lube-able bushing with a considerably increased lifespan. The inner bushing is grooved to hold the Powerflex lube (supplied with kit) for numerous years.
If your E46 M3 has more than 90k miles, we recommend taking a hard look at the front control arm's ball joints for wear as well. Any movement at these ball joints can produce bad tire wear and handling.
This kit comes with Powerflex bushings PRE-PRESSED into new housings for an easy installation you can do your self with minimal tools. If you have a jack stand, 16mm wrench, and rubber mallet, you can do the swap yourself in your driveway with no need to take it to a service shop! If purchased pre-pressed in housings, your current housing diameter is not needed when ordering.
E46 (99-05) > M3