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Old 10-19-2012, 11:19 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by bikesandcars View Post
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.

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.
What you are missing is that there is not a control arm available with intended replaceable ball joints. This guy is trying to create what most of us wish was already available from a reputable parts house - a control arm with replaceable ball joints. This part is available for the E46 but not the xi versions. Hope he succeeds with problems.
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