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  • OEM Differential Bushing USA vs EUR

    Its time to replace my differential bushing and I wanted to upgrade to the z3m finned diff cover.

    I found two versions of the 325ix diff bushings.
    USA Version 33171134802 $416

    EUR Version 33171135244 $184

    Does anyone know the difference between the two? Are they both solid bushings?

    Are there other OEM options for diff bushings?

    E30 M3 Zinno
    E36 M3 Techno
    E46 M3 Laguna
    E92 M3 Alpine

  • #2
    The ix bushing is offset, which only really helps if your flipping raising your subframe from stock location.

    Looks like the 802 bushing is solid rubber and the 244 bushing has more airgaps like a STD E30 later bushing.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by s2kallan View Post
      Its time to replace my differential bushing and I wanted to upgrade to the z3m finned diff cover.

      I found two versions of the 325ix diff bushings.
      USA Version 33171134802 $416

      EUR Version 33171135244 $184

      Does anyone know the difference between the two? Are they both solid bushings?

      Are there other OEM options for diff bushings?
      poly diff bushings are usually pretty good. Try Condor Speed Shop

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      • #4
        not sure why you want to use the ix bushing.

        you can also use the z3m bushing

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        • #5
          Originally posted by ADA///M View Post
          you can also use the z3m bushing
          A very good option.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by ADA///M View Post
            not sure why you want to use the ix bushing.

            you can also use the z3m bushing
            I was under the impression since it was a solid rubber bushing, these were the ones to get.

            Looks like Ill just go with the z3m # 33172228425
            E30 M3 Zinno
            E36 M3 Techno
            E46 M3 Laguna
            E92 M3 Alpine

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            • #7
              You want to match your diff bushing with subframe bushing material. The Z3M matches stock bushings or Group N bushings well, alot of people still use the IX mount even though its offset..

              Or the next thead will be why did my diff mount tear out after installing the condor mount.

              Soft poly wont last, including the purple powerflex, ect.

              This is the closes thing I found for reasonable price, goes better with group N subframe mounts.

              https://www.vibra-technics.com/bmw/e...nd_e36_compact

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Mortimer View Post
                A very good option.
                BMW is have a good laugh with their parts pricing , $393 for a rubber bush

                https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw...z3-33172228425
                This space is a sanctimonious shit free zone.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by BMG View Post

                  BMW is have a good laugh with their parts pricing , $393 for a rubber bush

                  https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw...z3-33172228425
                  Wow!

                  200€ here in Europe.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Mortimer View Post

                    Wow!

                    200€ here in Europe.
                    in 2010 the complete cover incl. that rubber was 230 Euro :o)

                    http://www.bmwm3shop.de

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Yahweh View Post
                      You want to match your diff bushing with subframe bushing material. The Z3M matches stock bushings or Group N bushings well, alot of people still use the IX mount even though its offset..

                      Or the next thead will be why did my diff mount tear out after installing the condor mount.

                      Soft poly wont last, including the purple powerflex, ect.

                      This is the closes thing I found for reasonable price, goes better with group N subframe mounts.

                      https://www.vibra-technics.com/bmw/e...nd_e36_compact
                      although i do have poly subframe, trailing arm, and diff bushings....i dont think i've heard of anyone tearing out the diff mount with a poly bushing.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Yahweh View Post
                        You want to match your diff bushing with subframe bushing material. The Z3M matches stock bushings or Group N bushings well, alot of people still use the IX mount even though its offset..

                        Or the next thead will be why did my diff mount tear out after installing the condor mount.

                        Soft poly wont last, including the purple powerflex, ect.

                        This is the closes thing I found for reasonable price, goes better with group N subframe mounts.

                        https://www.vibra-technics.com/bmw/e...nd_e36_compact
                        Thanks for the recommendation! I didn't know vibra-technics made these for the e30 and I completely overlooked the subframe mounts.
                        Looks like the previous part number 33311129144 has been superseded by 33311130537


                        I have new Grp. N motor and transmission mounts ready for a rebuilt 265/5 CR dogleg. Drexler LSD coming soon. Replacing the 4.10 LSD with a 3.25 gear but also considering a 3.73 gear set.
                        E30 M3 Zinno
                        E36 M3 Techno
                        E46 M3 Laguna
                        E92 M3 Alpine

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                        • #13
                          It took alot of work, but the last set of group N mounts I was able to machine about 10MM off the top and made an extention cup for the bottom. Seems to work well, but was alot of work.

                          I love group N stuff for street car that needs the compliance.
                          https://www.schmiedmann.com/en/produ...3-31-1-417-247

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Yahweh View Post
                            It took alot of work, but the last set of group N mounts I was able to machine about 10MM off the top and made an extention cup for the bottom. Seems to work well, but was alot of work.

                            I love group N stuff for street car that needs the compliance.
                            https://www.schmiedmann.com/en/produ...3-31-1-417-247
                            Sounds like it! Do you have any photos?

                            Thanks for the link!
                            E30 M3 Zinno
                            E36 M3 Techno
                            E46 M3 Laguna
                            E92 M3 Alpine

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