Control Arm Bushings Offset - E46
The OEM rubber control arm bushings were designed for comfort in mind... they were meant to to flex and absorb energy. That’s fine on a docile streetcar but on an all-out street/race build you want your alignment to stay constant. Condor uses UHMW for this application due to its high rigidity and low coefficient of friction allowing for minimal suspension bushing deflection.
Our new E46 CABs are designed in two pieces; A UHMW bushing that presses into the stock E46 carriers, and a special sleeve insert with a hexagonal cut-out. This sleeve insert presses over the hexagonal end on the E46 control arms. Once installed, this sleeve will rotate with the control arm within the UHMW bushing. This solution allows for a very smooth control arm movement. These control arm bushings are offset, adding 3/4 degree of positive caster on each side!
All E46 except Xdrive Wagon or E46 M3 (1998-2007) Measure the size of the Hex on your control arm before ordering. Choose 21mm or 23mm in the drop down.
The following Meyle and Lemforder arms with 21-22MM Hex.
- LEMFORDER ZHP - 31 12 2 282 121 & 31 12 2 282 122
- LEMFORDER - 31 12 6 777 851 & 31 12 6 777 852
- MEYLE HD - 31 12 6 777 851 & 31 12 6 777 852
*Meyle makes a standard e46 control arm and a Heavy Duty control arm. Most HD arms have a hex that is larger in size (23mm).
**CABs can be pressed into new carriers by clicking here after adding these bushings to your cart.