So the rear carrier piece is a mod that we’ve seen become more popular in the e36 and e 46, and here’s why we think that makes sense. (This part is available at the garagistic online store here.)
Rear Poly Carrier Shifter Bushing for e46 and e36
Let’s for a moment talk about we like e36 and e46 in the first place. It feels good to drive them. The feel solid and comfortable, the ride is predictable when driving at the limit. You can manage driving fast pleasurably. There’s a classic Motor Week video from 1998 where Richard Hammond explains why the E46 is the perfect car. But it get even nittier and grittier.
The tiny qualitative details for for a car this old just make the car feel good. And why do we all like manuals? Because it feels good to shift. Unless of course you have old ratty rear carrier piece holding your shifter.
It is shameful, that’s right shameful, to have a piece of engineering that feels as sappy as a mechanical watch be ruined by a sloppy rough shifter.
Enter garagistic. And we’re here for you e46 and e36 guys with our rear carrier pieces and carrier shiftier bushings. Made of 80a poly, lubricated to make the action smooth – giving that satisfying feel to all our e46 and e36 enthusiasts.
Being the first official 3 series the e21 is is getting up there in years. This car taught our dads what handling mean but now your average Honda accord probably drives better. This is partially because of the years of cracking and abuse the suspensions bushings take. We’ve seen e21 suspension bushings that are virtually non existent after years of wear.
This not only makes for a lame and sloppy ride but safety becomes an issue as well. replace the worn e21 outer control arm bushing with our polyurethane e bushings. They’re going to last for as long as you have your e21, and this piece is even of a higher caliber than the OEM part. This part is available at the garagistic store.
HOW TO PICK ONE
We have three different levels of rigidity to select from. We carry a 80a poly, a 95a poly, and a delrin bushing. The 80a OCAB bushings are used for an OEM + feel. This means you’d like a subtle upgrade for a street car without a serious compromise in comfort, designated f or street enthusiasts. The 95a is great for dual purpose aggressive street and track applications providing a happy medium for those taking their daily driver to the track. Finally we have the delrin bushing which we suggest strictly for racing applications.
While most manufacturers outsource their work all of our e21 bushings are made in the U.S.A. for quality assurance. Please beware of low quality bushings that may have air pockets in the material which leads to premature bushing failure.
Please note: garagistic e21 polyurethane front control arm bushings replace OEM part 31121123037, and will only fit 1978 – 1983 models. As with all of our poly bushings the e21 polyurethane front control arm bushings come with a our lifetime warranty. Available at the garagistic store.