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Old 09-20-2008, 02:33 PM   #1
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New Control Arms or Just Bushings?

I'm at 135k miles on my 01 BMW 325i. On an unrelated issue, a BMW SA had noted on the sheet that "control arms have play". To my knowledge, no portion of the (non-sport) suspension has been replaced. I am replacing some broken rear coils soon, and I'm curious as to what else I ought to be doing. I would prefer to not buy all new control arms if the bushings are enough, and what about rtab's?

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Old 09-20-2008, 02:36 PM   #2
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id bet on the ball joints, which means the arms.
you can check your bushings yourself, get under the car, get the wheels off the ground and pull and tug on the arms, and watch for excessive flex/play in the cintrol arm bushing. if there is none, then its def your arm's ball joints.
at that mileage tho, id change both.

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wait, are we talking front or rear?
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wait, are we talking front or rear?
Front, I just threw in rtab's as a possibility too since it's still on the stock suspension
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my RTABs only recently went out with over 150k miles
front control arms stockers are good for about 70k miles usually
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my RTABs only recently went out with over 150k miles
front control arms stockers are good for about 70k miles usually
Sounds good. Just sent in my info on your site
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Sounds good. Just sent in my info on your site
It's better to call Ruben. I'd sent my info recent twice and never got any reply from him. He's usually pretty busy runing a shop and a retail shop. Call him. If he does not answer, leave a message with your contact information. He usually calls back the same day. Good luck.
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