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Old 12-08-2012, 08:42 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by sandman512 View Post
So, I took my E46 to the dealer today to get a NY state inspection. He came out and told me that the car passed, BUT they noticed that the CAB are starting to go. He recommended having them replaced in the near future. he quoted me, $1142(includes alignment). I said, I'll look into it. Any thoughts? Yes, I know the dealer who is trying to bang me with lubing up first? Thanks!
The price is slightly high; however they are probably looking at replacing the entire control arm to include inner and outer ball joints as well as control arm bushings. I just changed out my control arms, bushings, inner ball joints and outer ball joints and i saved a ton of cash but it was a two and a half hour job. You will need a pickle fork and a set of box socket set wrenches. A power pickle fork is a bonus. Additionally have your bushing pressed in prior to delivery. Lastly you will need an alignment. just my two and a half cents worth.
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