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      06-26-2021, 06:48 PM   #67
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Replaced mine with the Turner plate and poly/solid bushings, did it before they cracked. It is a proper PITA to replace, you have to drop the whole subframe, took us about 5 hours
The Turner plate and their bushings set are the ideal solution. Glad I did the same!
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How much differential noise do you hear using the ECS bushings? Is it noticeable at all or very faint where you can only hear it if you really listen for it?

I came from solid aluminum diff bushings on my last car so I know my tolerance for NVH lol

I'm considering the turner kit but using a softer bushing like the power flex purple. Seems like that setup is 25% stiffer than stock with absolutely zero added drivetrain noise.
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It's slightly noticeable but nothing close to what I have on my E92 M3. The wife noticed it and felt a bit of the difference in vibration, but only in lower RPM's. She too has adjusted.
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How much differential noise do you hear using the ECS bushings? Is it noticeable at all or very faint where you can only hear it if you really listen for it?

I came from solid aluminum diff bushings on my last car so I know my tolerance for NVH lol

I'm considering the turner kit but using a softer bushing like the power flex purple. Seems like that setup is 25% stiffer than stock with absolutely zero added drivetrain noise.
I have the powerflex purple with the turner mount and now I'm curious what the ECS are like
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How much differential noise do you hear using the ECS bushings? Is it noticeable at all or very faint where you can only hear it if you really listen for it?

I came from solid aluminum diff bushings on my last car so I know my tolerance for NVH lol

I'm considering the turner kit but using a softer bushing like the power flex purple. Seems like that setup is 25% stiffer than stock with absolutely zero added drivetrain noise.
I have the powerflex purple with the turner mount and now I'm curious what the ECS are like
I don't think you'll notice a huge difference between the two unless you were lapping around the Nurburgring lol.

I would not change what you have right now since that's an OEM+ setup with really no downsides. ECS appears to make some noise which is what I am trying to avoid.
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How much differential noise do you hear using the ECS bushings? Is it noticeable at all or very faint where you can only hear it if you really listen for it?

I came from solid aluminum diff bushings on my last car so I know my tolerance for NVH lol

I'm considering the turner kit but using a softer bushing like the power flex purple. Seems like that setup is 25% stiffer than stock with absolutely zero added drivetrain noise.
I have the powerflex purple with the turner mount and now I'm curious what the ECS are like
Here is a video I just found of the ECS kit. It seems to be very loud (I realize the car in question was gutted). However I'm looking for OEM+ so it looks like Turner Bracket + Power Flex Purple here I come lol

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How much differential noise do you hear using the ECS bushings? Is it noticeable at all or very faint where you can only hear it if you really listen for it?

I came from solid aluminum diff bushings on my last car so I know my tolerance for NVH lol

I'm considering the turner kit but using a softer bushing like the power flex purple. Seems like that setup is 25% stiffer than stock with absolutely zero added drivetrain noise.
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Replaced mine with the Turner plate and poly/solid bushings, did it before they cracked. It is a proper PITA to replace, you have to drop the whole subframe, took us about 5 hours
The Turner plate and their bushings set are the ideal solution. Glad I did the same!
I have VTT motor mount plates and ecs trans mounts (6MT), NVH is noticeable but I still daily my car, my biggest issue with the factory diff mounts was the drivetrain lash, completely eliminated after the ecs diff plate but clutch engagement is a lot less forgiving as well.
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sorry to bring this thread back but would a cracked bushing can cause a clunking sound from the rear? i hear noises when travelling on slow speeds and sometimes when reversing..

https://youtube.com/shorts/HJfg2vS2zyg?feature=share
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sorry to bring this thread back but would a cracked bushing can cause a clunking sound from the rear? i hear noises when travelling on slow speeds and sometimes when reversing..

https://youtube.com/shorts/HJfg2vS2zyg?feature=share
Yes. You can easily check the condition of the bushing by crawling under the car.

You can see the diff bushing pretty well without lifting the car up if you crawl from under the rear.
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Howdy!

So, I recently picked up a new to me f80, and during the PPI, the shop found the rear diff bushing craked. Signifigantly. They quoted a price too fix it, and I began to research the signs and symptoms as well as the fixes.

The noises I hear in your vid are different, but similar to what I heard. Whenever accelorating, or braking, I would hear a muted "thud". My impression was as the diff torqued, the stud in the busing rotates against the bad bushing, blowing through the rubber and banging agains the bushing housing.

Now, you sounds like something is very loose. Possiby it is the bushing, and it is just really torn. Or possibly, one of the front diff bushings are bad as well?

After much research and chatting with my shop, we agreed the Turer solution with stock bushing would be fine. Except, Turner ran out of the plates the week I went to buy one. Bummer.

Luckily, I did a quick search and a used plate popped up on Ebay, so I checked it out. It was a dismantler who was also selling the front diff plate with ECS bushings already installed. The sweet part od the deal was the $199 price. So I bought the set. I then decided to go for the "Street", purple poly bushings from Powerfelx as the shop and I felt it would not be too much increase in NHV.

Quoted install was 1250.
Actuall install cost was 1100.
Cost of pasrt was 199 for the plates from Ebay, 250 from PF.

I was very anxious when I picked up the car as I was weary of any over the top NVH. But I was pleasantly surprised to find the NVH was minimal. Thiis car already makes a bunch of noise (#becauseracecar), and being this is my weekend toy/semi-dd that the wife rarely drives, I was fine with some extra race car noise. The noise isnt neccessarily louder, just more clear. The "thud" is gone, but now as the torque shifts around as your speed changes, you get a distict "bump". But for me, that is the feedback I was hoping for from this upgrade. I can feel when the car has "seated" the torque, and I feel better geting on the gas hard now.

The best part is the rear end feels WAY more planted than before. Applying the power and torque is more manageable, and the power gets to the ground more efficiatly (butt dyno, so YMMV).

Anyway, I hope this helps others who are faced with havint to replace the rear diff bushing, or are looking to upgrade/bolster the rear end a bit.

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