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Old 12-11-2014, 09:38 AM   #1
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New, Lighter, F.M.T. Solid Aluminium Subframe Bushings

We are pleased to have in stock out newly designed solid subframe bushing sets. We decided to apply our aircraft experience into these bushings, using through-hole drilling to achieve a 10% lighter (per set) design than previously offered anywhere near our price point, which cannot be beat by any other solid subframe bushing!

Using USA-made 6061-T6 Aluminum, we machined these in-house on our CNC turning center, and anodized them black. Our through-hole drilling is enabled through our ability to drill off-axis during the machining operation, resulting in reduced machining time, resulting in cost savings that we are passing on to you! If you have ever been on the fence about buying solid subframe bushings, but have been scared off by the price, just contact me directly, or purchase from our website!

If there are any technical questions, please feel free to ask!!!
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Old 12-11-2014, 10:53 AM   #2
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Just installed your "Pfadt" style bushing, they are boss. I wish I would have seen you were coming out with these ones. They look much nicer
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Old 12-11-2014, 11:04 AM   #3
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Old 12-11-2014, 11:26 AM   #4
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We kept it under wraps, sorry. We try to do good business, and we tried to wait as long as we could to allow all of the ones we made previously to sell, as not to step on any toes. The same goes with the trailing arms and toe rods we are making, we aren't making any more after this run, since we used the previous design. We are going to do a new design, but we already ordered the material, so we have to sell what we have.
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Old 12-12-2014, 02:22 PM   #5
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I like the price on those subframe bushings
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Old 12-12-2014, 02:41 PM   #6
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Thanks everybody for the inquiries and orders! I guess we should have made more than 10 sets! We will be out soon. We usually pride ourselves on quick production times, but with the holidays it may be after the first of the year before we have any more, so if anyone wants any, just request a price here or by PM and I'll shoot you the best deal around! They can also be seen on our website. These made a HUGE difference on my car, and I switched from stock to poly to aluminum, and was by far the best upgrade I made, even better than the trailing arms and toe rods, or camber plates. The rear of the car is so much more predictable now, it greatly increased my confidence in the corners.
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Old 12-12-2014, 04:26 PM   #7
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How long did it take for you to install these?
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Old 12-12-2014, 04:30 PM   #8
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I do a full cradle pull in 3 hours, but I have a lift. Most say it can be done in 3 or less doing the lower cradle/heat/jack up method. Removal is the hard part, new ones slide right in.
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I was there when a buddy was doing his. Like you said , he was doing the heat up method. Finding a lift is easy but I'm just thinking of how to remove them if no heat is present.
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Old 12-12-2014, 05:10 PM   #10
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I use a Sawzall with a long blade from the inside out, with the cradle on the ground. But for heat, a cheap propane torch kit from the hardware store will do it.
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Old 12-12-2014, 06:29 PM   #11
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Thanks Brotha for the bushings! Cant wait to get these and get them installed!!!!
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Old 12-12-2014, 07:44 PM   #12
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No problem, they will go out first thing Monday with the other sets that were ordered today.
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Old 12-13-2014, 10:30 AM   #13
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Price? Pm me! Thanks!
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Old 12-13-2014, 11:46 PM   #14
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I would also like a price to 48173.
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Old 12-16-2014, 11:30 AM   #15
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PM me a price as well please.
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Old Yesterday, 10:23 AM   #16
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All PMs replied to, and all orders are sent out! We only have two sets left! However, we were able to scrounge up enough aluminum bar to make four more sets, and should be able to get them anodized and ready to ship before Christmas, but that will be it until mid-January or so. I've done a few package deals as well, thanks to all who ordered!
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Old Yesterday, 12:22 PM   #17
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Anyway to getbthem in orange??
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Old Yesterday, 01:00 PM   #18
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There is a way, but it wouldn't be very cost effective. There is a minimum charge of $100 for the anodizing per color. However, if you just want them orange in general, we could have a set powdercoated for not very much extra, and would leave critical surfaces that won't be exposed black.
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Ok cool now here is a second question: I see cradle bushing made from Poly and Aluminum but would Delrin be about the same as Aluminum or would it be a comprimise between the two, reduced NVH of Poly but the stiffness of Aluminum??? I think I remember seeing Delrin Cradle Bushing just not sure.
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Old Yesterday, 11:55 PM   #20
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Smile Great mail delivery today.

Thanks to Dave and 2012LS3VERT my solid cradle bushings came in today
I will install after the first of the year(2015) since pot hole season will be in full swing again very soon.Might wait till April for the install .Thought the phone camera would do a better job. When finished will post better photos.


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Old Today, 12:06 AM   #21
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Ok cool now here is a second question: I see cradle bushing made from Poly and Aluminum but would Delrin be about the same as Aluminum or would it be a comprimise between the two, reduced NVH of Poly but the stiffness of Aluminum??? I think I remember seeing Delrin Cradle Bushing just not sure.
Yes, BMR does make solid delrin bushings for the subframe. It may be a good solution for some people, but Delrin in that diameter is actually very expensive. I don't believe it is an issue of NVH with the various materials, because the car is still isolated from the road with the other moving component bushings. If it was an issue, I believe other cars with a removable rear subframe would use rubber instead of solid metal. I have had quite a few C5 and C6 Vettes apart, all solid mounting of the rear subframe.
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Old Today, 12:12 AM   #22
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Thanks to Dave and 2012LS3VERT my solid cradle bushings came in today
I will install after the first of the year(2015) since pot hole season will be in full swing again very soon.Might wait till April for the install .Thought the phone camera would do a better job. When finished will post better photos.


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Thanks, glad we could get them out to you! We shipped a lot of sets on Monday, I am glad you were one of them!
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