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Old 09-13-2010, 06:36 PM   #63
qmainracing
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Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Central PA
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My Ride: E46 xit
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Originally Posted by bombguy View Post
I'm not busting your balls, but seriously, where are you guys getting this info? Lowering will do nothing to your control arms. CV joints, maybe, control arms....no.
Lowering the car doesn't do it as long as the lowering is within the motion range of the ball joint. Higher rate springs and dampers kill ball joints.

I have an Xi at 197k...it needs axles, slight vibration at highway speeds but due to the cost of axles, I'll deal with a little vibration....Just rebuilt inner and outer of the front axles. Completely cleaned them out and regreased them, has helped a little with the vibration.

Anyone have any experiences with aftermarket front axles?? I have gone this route on other fwd cars, but not with BMWs.
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