Thanks OP for a good thread. Can you please update us on exactly which ball joint you used (what years / model or a part number?) I'm not familiar enough yet with BMW's to order off the info you posted.
Originally Posted by TwoDuckDad
I need a refresh kit for my 01 330xi too but hate to replace a perfectly good control arm to get new ball joints. The guy who designed this should be shot. Too bad we don't get the same offering as our 2WD brothers who can buy a control arm with replacement ball joints.
Am I missing something in this last post? I think the OP said that these are replacable and posted pictures of the tools and end results.
I found E36 regular series ball joints, and E36 M series ball joints on ebay but couldn't tell the difference from the pic and they both look like they could fit.
Last edited by bikesandcars; 10-19-2012 at 08:11 AM.