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      02-15-2013, 04:22 PM   #42
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Props on a what appears to be a job well done. Thank you for the writeup and please keep us informed of your impressions as you get to drive it more.

One thing I think might help, that I have not seen mentioned in discussions on this topic, is the trick of placing your bushings in the freezer overnight to shrink them ever-so-slightly to ease installation. I have used that trick on press-fit things like bearings and ball joints with positive results. It seems to me that it should be a similar effect to using heat on the subframe, without the risk of fire.
2012 BSM/Black 135i Coupe | 6MT | M Sport | Premium | BMW Assist | Heated Seats | H/K | Sirius
E92 M3 Bits F: Sway/Control Arms/Tension Rods R: Subframe Bushings | BMW Perf. Springs | Koni Sports | Dinan Upper Shock Mounts | 225/245 PSS
LUX 5000K | BMW Shadowline Grilles