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These have never looked right to me.

With all the other examples of incompetency the "mechanic" previous owner has shown,

I see no reason bushings should be excluded. He installed the uro diff bushings backwards.

Enjoy,

 

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Something ain't right.  You should have meat on both sides of the arm. Dang, that must be clunky as all get go. 

 

Below is a picture of the Ireland bushings. Both front and rear.  Are you sure that they are the stock rear trailing arms?.  They may be from an early 3 series,  More pictures of the entire arm and brake assembly please. 

 

 

 

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The bushing set pictured is the set I believe PO ordered.

He put the Diff bushings in backwards (big side in.)

When he realized the pivot bushings were for a short neck diff subframe and not the smaller

carrier long neck diff frame, guy just cut off one end and jammed 'em in there.

Result was a binding, metal to metal, squeaking rear end and me having to do it right.

 

He also did the old "flip the subframe mounting bushing" trick too.

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