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Old 10-17-2010, 02:08 PM   #1
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Chinese rtabs

Just received my Meyle HD rtabs. Opened up the box, and OMFG they're made in China, WTF? Are these any good? Should I just return them and get M3 rtabs from the dealer? Appreciate all input, thanks.
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Old 10-17-2010, 02:10 PM   #2
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everything is made in china. Calm down dude.
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Old 10-17-2010, 02:13 PM   #3
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everything is made in china. Calm down dude.
wrong Meyle HD should be germany or spain, are you sure that they are Meyle?
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Old 10-17-2010, 02:18 PM   #4
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wrong Meyle HD should be germany or spain, are you sure that they are Meyle?
No, you are wrong.

Meyle parts are made in China/Korea. Meyle is a direct OEM Supplier for Dewoo and Hyundai. Although they are a German company, their factories are in China/Korea. Many of their parts are brought back to Germany and labeled as "made in Germany."
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Old 10-17-2010, 02:29 PM   #5
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Email mayle and ask. The Hd control arms / bushes they sell are made in Turkey.

I'd rather get OEM part made in Germany rather than "better than OEM" made in China
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Old 10-17-2010, 02:31 PM   #6
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meyle is shady business. Just buy OEM
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Old 10-17-2010, 02:45 PM   #7
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Yeah ive heard too many horror stories with Meyle to opt to buy them


Although my E30 has Meyle control arms, im not sure if back then (1991) maybe Meyle was an OEM supplier for BMW

either way, no more Meyle for me
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Old 10-17-2010, 05:20 PM   #8
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HD Rtabs are in Meyle plastic bag and adhesive tag on the bag says "made in China". What I want to hear about is whether these bushings have been failing PREMATURELY and yes I do know that all bushings will eventually fail. Thanks.
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Old 10-17-2010, 05:22 PM   #9
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I just got a set of OEM M3 RTABs from Patrick@ Faulkner BMW. VERY good price.
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I have bought several things from bav that are meyle in origin, all are made in germany, all served me very well.
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Old 10-18-2010, 02:38 AM   #11
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meyle is shady business. Just buy OEM
Lots of parts on BMWs are made by meyle.
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Old 10-19-2010, 01:05 PM   #12
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Since no one directly responded whether the Meyle HD rtabs are failing prematurely, I take it that they aren't. I'll put them in w/vorshlag limiters and see what happens, if they do fail prematurely, I'll report it then install BMW OEM M3 rtabs.

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Generally, rubber RTABs won't last long. But a set of limiters will greatly increase the life of the bushing. I have the OEM M3 Meyle RTAB with vorshlag limiters.
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man, just gimme the control arms made by the Toyota people, those things will never go out
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man, just gimme the control arms made by the Toyota people, those things will never go out
uh...no. Unless you want your car to drive like a toyota.
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Old 10-25-2010, 09:54 AM   #16
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We sell tons of Meyle products, particularly their Heavy Duty line. They have manufacturing plants in numerous locations - Turkey, China, eastern Europe, etc. Their HD RTABS are considerably more beefy than an OE bushing and will hold up much better in high performance applications. Plus, if you pair them with our urethane limiter set you've got a bullet proof combo for street and street/track cars. In addition to this Meyle offers a 4 year warranty on all their HD products... that's 2-3 years more than the "Stealership". Also consider we have minimal warranty claims with Meyle products.

Their "Heavy Duty" products attempt to solve problems inherent in OE parts. Their HD control arms have large, solid mounted ball joints. Their HD control arm bushings have rubber instead of fluid for a more firm and potentially longer service life. Their HD rear diff mount is a solid rubber design vs. the OE fluid filled and does wonders to solve the thunking diff issue.

Fact is even some BMW OEM brands are having their parts manufactured outside of Germany, outside of Europe, and even in east Asia. If you are ultimately concerned with where a part is made instead of just it's quality your only consistent option is the Dealer...
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Old 10-31-2010, 06:27 AM   #17
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I see that Lemforder is good quality... I'm going with them for Control Arms, Tie Rod's, and boshing.
I have thier bushing for around 80k and have no problem with them at all ( eventhough our rodes are bad) , I just need to replace them now couse Im gonna replace the control arms.
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