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Old 01-23-2013, 08:57 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by DHK View Post
Ok So I have a 2002 325Ci with about 115k on it. I have owned it for about a year and its been mostly problem free. I don't put a lot of miles on it, I have had to spend maybe 5-600 dollars on this and that.

In May I have to get it through inspection and inspection here in Estonia is fairly rigorous. I have a hairline crack in one of my front control arms and one of my rear shocks is leaking oil.

Both of those would cause to me to fail here and so I need to get them fixed.
I am tempted to do both sides especially with the shock and I do not know when they were last replaced.

Is this silly, would I actually feel a difference with brand new control arms and shocks only on one side of the car?
Always do both sides when replacing shocks , springs, rotors, calipers, pads, cabs, track rods. Bearings are ok. Anything that affects the stability of the car. The parts wear at the same rate. If you put one 100% efficient component on one side while you still have a 50% efficient componet on the other side you are never going to get 100% stable ride.

Last edited by RayPooley; 01-23-2013 at 08:57 AM.
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