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Old 05-01-2006, 08:16 PM   #1
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Front ontrol arms, which ones?

Will all these different brands and sport variations and what not I'm really confused on which ones to get. So I ask, which ones should I get?
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Old 05-01-2006, 10:06 PM   #2
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I just realized I misspelled control
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I think most folks go with the ZeeHPee ones. Direct fit.

Or you can fit the BMW WTCC ones...
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BMW WTCC sounds expensive. Are the ZHP ones different than what I have now(stock)?
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Check out Bimmerworld.com, they have a special on control arms and bushings.
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Check out Bimmerworld.com, they have a special on control arms and bushings.
Yeah, when the time comes to replace mine, I think I'll go with the Powerflex ones.
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Old 05-02-2006, 04:28 PM   #7
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Check out Bimmerworld.com, they have a special on control arms and bushings.
I don't beleive their special is still on. I'm looking for something a little beefier if such a thing exists. I've already got the Powerflec CAB's.
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I don't know if there's really an aftermarket "upgrade" for these Greg. lots of replica/immitation parts, but I don't know if anyone's making a "motorsport" version, besides BMW ///M. Of course, if you have an extra $750 lying around per arm, you can get this:

http://www.turnermotorsport.com/html...RODUCT_ID=2625

-or the "high end" option-

http://www.turnermotorsport.com/html...RODUCT_ID=6993

at $1K per side, these are a steal!

Good Luck. Let me know what you decide. I think stock arms are fine, but that's just me...

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Old 05-02-2006, 07:38 PM   #9
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Yea, I'm thinking more along the line of $300 . I'm still confused whether or not such a thing as HD/sport/etc... control arms exist. Someone said "I would go for the BMW or Lemforder (same) sport control arms. The ball joints are stronger.". I'm still trying to find out more info on this.
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Yea, I'm thinking more along the line of $300 . I'm still confused whether or not such a thing as HD/sport/etc... control arms exist. Someone said "I would go for the BMW or Lemforder (same) sport control arms. The ball joints are stronger.". I'm still trying to find out more info on this.
I believe those are stock arms with Aurora spherical bearings pressed in where the ball joints are. Ground Control sells the bearings I think, and you could probably talk to them about installing them into some arms for you, but that's going to be pricey. I'd be willing to bet that www.bakerprecision.com has the same aurora bearings that you could press in to the stock arms, but I've never looked into it, my car's not ready for solid bushings/ spherical bearings, etc...
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my car's not ready for solid bushings/ spherical bearings, etc...
+1, nor am I. I think I might be building a track car soon.
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