The ultimate front control arm bushings (FCAB)

Available for:
E46
1999-2005
M3, M3 CSL, 330, 328, 325, 323, 318
(not for Xi)
E36
1992-1999
M3, 328, 325, 323, 323, 318
(not for '95-only M3 with offset bushings)
E30
1984-1991
M3, 325, 323, 320, 318, 316
(including iX)
Z3 MZ3, 3.0, 2.8, 2.5, 1.9, 1.8

Limited Lifetime Warranty
including race use

replacement control arm not included.

Replacement hybrid design front control arm bushings use a true rotational bearing built into a high-durometer bushing material.  The net result is racecar functionality with near-OE levels of vibration and noise damping. 

Complete assembly (exploded)

Inner rotational bearing:

Exploded view:


Racecar durability testing:
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The OE design of the FCAB is a simple rubber bushing.  The part itself is subjected to torsional forces (twisting), lateral forces (side to side), and longitudinal forces (in and out).  While this basic rubber design results in a quiet and comfortable ride, it also wears out quickly and has negative effects on performance/enthusiast driving.   Specifically, the indicators of worn FCABs are steering wheel shimmy, looseness in the front end, irregular tire wear, sloppy steering response, and suspension geometry changes while cornering.

UUC's all-new design incorporates many unique features designed to permanently address these problems while giving the functionality of a race-spec component that also maintains normal street car comfort and vibration absorption.   Rotational bearing accommodates all torsional forces without affecting outer bushing material.  Bushing material absorbs noise and vibration.

Results will be felt immediately as improved steering response and feel, and a more "connected" feeling with the chassis.

Model details:

E46 fitments (1999-2004 330, 328, 325, 323 and 2000-2006 M3 - not for Xi models) include the aluminum "lollipop" bracket.  
Important: all standard models (not including M3) must use the latest 66mm control arms/wishbones, BMW part # 31 12 6 774 819 (left) and 31 12 6 774 820 (right). 
You must use genuine BMW parts, not aftermarket "equivalent"
as we have seen variations as much as 4mm in size with off-brand parts.

E36, E30, and Z3 fitments (1984-1999 M3, 328, 325, 323, 318, MZ3 and all Z3, including iX.) can be purchased complete with steel "lollipop" bracket, or just as the bushing itself.  Original bracket can be re-used, new bushing must be pressed in. 
You must use genuine BMW parts, not aftermarket "equivalent" as we have seen variations as much as 4mm in size with off-brand parts.
  Please note: not compatible with 1995-only M3 with offset bushings, can be used if converted to 1996+ style lower control arm.

Pricing:

Model Price Ordering
E46 M3, M3 CSL
includes aluminum "lollipop" brackets.
Regular price $289
Introductory pricing $239 per pair.
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E46 330/328/325/323/318 (not for Xi)
includes aluminum "lollipop" brackets.
Regular price $289
Introductory pricing $239 per pair.
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E36 M3, 328, 325, 323, 318
E30 M3, 325, 318
(not for iX)
MZ3 and  Z3 (all models)
available with or without steel "lollipop" brackets.
Please note: not compatible with 1995-only M3 with offset bushings, can be used if converted to 1996+ style lower control arm.
Regular price $289
Introductory pricing:
$2
54
per pair (with bracket)
$179
per pair (bushing only).
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Professional installation recommended.

Features at a glance:


We like this part so much, we use it on our own class-leading racecars!













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