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Old 12-24-2010, 11:40 AM   #1
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Has anyone used these control arms?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BMW-E...Q5fAccessories


This is probably like blasphemy but I don't have an extra 400 to dish out on meyle HDs right now. Says it comes with a 1 year warranty so how bad can they really be at a fraction of the cost? I'm not interested in taking any turns at 100MPH with this car, and the right side bushing has been shot for a WHILE now (clunking letting off of the brake)
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Old 12-24-2010, 11:46 AM   #2
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for that price i would just buy the FCP groton china crap aty least they have a real warranty.
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Old 12-24-2010, 08:33 PM   #3
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BMW-E...Q5fAccessories


This is probably like blasphemy but I don't have an extra 400 to dish out on meyle HDs right now. Says it comes with a 1 year warranty so how bad can they really be at a fraction of the cost? I'm not interested in taking any turns at 100MPH with this car, and the right side bushing has been shot for a WHILE now (clunking letting off of the brake)
Why dont you just replace the bushings for $40?
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Old 12-25-2010, 05:58 PM   #4
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I thought the ball joints were not removable? Ive been driving around with a clunk so i figured id need a replace.
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Old 12-25-2010, 06:02 PM   #5
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I thought the ball joints were not removable? Ive been driving around with a clunk so i figured id need a replace.
He probably meant control arm bushings, get Powerflex. And ball joints can't be replaced.
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Old 12-26-2010, 03:41 AM   #6
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He probably meant control arm bushings, get Powerflex. And ball joints can't be replaced.
...in a non-ZHP control arm.
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Old 12-26-2010, 03:34 PM   #7
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...in a non-ZHP control arm.
He has a 328, pretty sure thats non-ZHP.
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Old 12-26-2010, 03:38 PM   #8
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I'd save up the extra money so I didn't have to replace the control arms again when those new bushings fail after like 10,000 miles.
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