Suspension Secrets Solid Front Control Arm Bushes - BMW F87 M2/M2 Competition
Experience more accurate steering and increased stability when braking with our Suspension Secrets Solid Front Control Arm Bushes for the BMW F87 M2/M2 Competition.
The standard bushes in the lower control arms on the BMW F87 M2/M2 Competition are made from soft rubber. This soft rubber flexes during cornering and heavy braking, causing the front toe geometry to change dynamically as the rubber flexes. The constantly changing toe angles causes your BMW's steering to feel vague and inaccurate, and the changing toe also causes instability when braking hard.
To solve this, we've developed our Suspension Secrets Solid Front Control Arm Bushes for the BMW F87 M2/M2 Competition. Our solid billet aluminium bushes do not flex during fast driving, which ensures your steering remains both accurate and communicative. Our bushes also help improve braking stability as your front toe remains fixed during forward weight transfer.
The key benefits of our Suspension Secrets Solid Front Control Arm Bushes for the BMW F87 M2/M2 Competition are:
- More accurate steering when driving fast
- Reduced understeer due to removal of front control arm flex
- Improved feedback
- Reduced understeer
- Removal of unwanted toe-change under heavy braking and during hard cornering
- Increased braking stability.
As standard, the OEM rubber bushes used by BMW are quite soft. They are built for refinement, flexibility and durability. Rubber bushes are quiet and are ideal for a car that is designed to be used frequently.
Unfortunately when used in a performance application, rubber bushes have quite a few downsides. When braking hard, the OE rubber bushes flex. They flex so much that the wheel assembly moves rearwards as the car brakes. This causes unwanted toe geometry change which causes the car to feel very nervous and vague when braking.
The flex in rubber bushes also causes understeer and the steering wheel to feel very inaccurate during cornering.
Toe is the angle between each wheel with relation to the longitudinal axis of the vehicle. The animation below illustrates to toe-in, toe-out and zero toe.
Zero toe does not improve handling or feedback, nor does it create slip angle - all of which are desirable in performance driving - and as a result either toe-in or toe-out are more commonly chosen depending on use.
Suspension Secrets BMW F87 M2/M2 Competition Solid Suspension Bushes are designed and manufactured in the UK. The bushes are CNC-machined from billet 6082 T6 aluminium, and the rubber inserts are sourced from a renowned high-performance OE manufacturer.