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Suspension & Braking
Have some questions about suspension or brake setups for your E46 BMW? Get all your answers here!

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Old 09-15-2008, 10:09 AM   #1
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new control arms

ok so am not the first owner and the car has 120k KM 75k mi, i notice that the car dips when making a turn (left or right), not changing lines but street turns. if i push down of any side of the car its nice and firm , so am thinking with the mileage and the age maybe its the control arms bushing,.

should i just get new bushings and sway bar links or control arm and everything else..

am looking at this http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BMW-E...spagenameZWDVW
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Old 09-15-2008, 11:44 AM   #2
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I was going to both control arms and bushings on my car, but the arms were fine so I just did bushings. If you're looking to do both get the Meyle HD set they only cost about $50 bucks more than the sketchy eBay ones.

The best way to check to see if your bushings are gone is to change lanes, if the steering wheel turns then they're going. If you brake hard and the car dives left or right then they're gone as well. You could always jack up the car and shake the front wheel left and right and if it goes with ease then the bushings are worn.
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Old 09-15-2008, 11:44 AM   #3
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Take jpr's word on this: http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=605775.

I'd go with the Meyle or original BMW.
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