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The E46 XI was produced from 01-05 in sedan and touring body styles. Powered by either a 2.5L inline 6 in the 325xi or a 3.0L inline 6 330xi. Discuss all thing about BMW AWD E46 'Xi' here.

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Old 12-03-2010, 08:23 AM   #21
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It's ok...I'll wait for you to catch up!

yeah..you got me!..lol..at least I admitted it..lol
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Old 12-03-2010, 08:44 AM   #22
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At first I was like , and then I was like LOL

Why do these XI parts have to be so damn expensive. There should be a cheap XI parts thread/sticky.
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Old 12-03-2010, 09:30 AM   #23
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yeah..you got me!..lol..at least I admitted it..lol
Yes and admitting there is a problem is the first step!
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Old 12-03-2010, 09:31 AM   #24
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At first I was like , and then I was like LOL

Why do these XI parts have to be so damn expensive. There should be a cheap XI parts thread/sticky.
Ya this thread has turned into an emotional rollercoaster.
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Old 12-03-2010, 12:47 PM   #25
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I think Xi parts area expensive because they need to be able to handle our vehicles capabilities( AWD..etc..)
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Old 12-03-2010, 01:35 PM   #26
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I think Xi parts area expensive because they need to be able to handle our vehicles capabilities( AWD..etc..)
Unfortunately, it's just because they're relatively rare (when compared to RWD E46's). They get the option of control arms with removable ball joints because Meyle spent the time and $$ on R&D. We'll never likely get that.
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Old 12-03-2010, 01:59 PM   #27
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ahhh I thought so. I thought I was the only one who felt like the RWD always had their parts more fundamental and simple....
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Old 12-06-2010, 12:25 PM   #28
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I ordered the same Lemforder LCAs from Rockauto for $84 & $87 (don't know why right & left cost different) . They took the order and charged my credit card. Got a call from the same lady two days later saying that these where 'European spec' and wouldn't fit my car. Also they aren't available. Why do they keep them listed on their website??? I was afraid this was too good to be true.
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Old 12-06-2010, 02:49 PM   #29
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I got the same message. The US and EU spec parts are identical, and I tried to talk them in to getting them for me at that price. Unfortunately, the Lemforder ones were "unavailable" - but they could get me Moogs for $200+ each.
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Old 12-07-2010, 07:18 AM   #30
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I ordered the same Lemforder LCAs from Rockauto for $84 & $87 (don't know why right & left cost different) . They took the order and charged my credit card. Got a call from the same lady two days later saying that these where 'European spec' and wouldn't fit my car. Also they aren't available. Why do they keep them listed on their website??? I was afraid this was too good to be true.
Bait and Switch tactic!?
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Old 12-07-2010, 08:17 AM   #31
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Hmmm . . . I go to the UK all the time. I'd probably get killed in baggage weight fees if I brought a set back though. A mailed 30 lb. package from the UK is probably expensive too.

DDM tuning has xi control arms for $192/each if anyone is interested.

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Old 12-07-2010, 09:42 AM   #32
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The cheapest Lemforder (sp?) arms I've seen out there have been at http://www.autohausaz.com/ for $219.63 each. Not a bad deal especially compared to Dealer prices. Turner has them for $221.33 if you trust them more or maybe the shipping might be cheaper.
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Old 12-07-2010, 09:56 AM   #33
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possibly one of these vendor can give us a group buy deal. cause i need a set plus more
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Old 12-07-2010, 09:59 AM   #34
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Check with BAVAUTO,,,I was reading my fall 2010 BAVARIAN AUTO catalog last night and I was scanning through the back of the magazine... I am positive they had control arms for Xi and I beleive it said to call for prices..it s worth a shot!!??
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Old 12-07-2010, 10:00 AM   #35
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Turner motorsport is aliitle pricey but they follow through on their stuff..excellent comapny,,,awesome delivery time and quality equiptment..
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Hmmm . . . I go to the UK all the time. I'd probably get killed in baggage weight fees if I brought a set back though. A mailed 30 lb. package from the UK is probably expensive too.

DDM tuning has xi control arms for $192/each if anyone is interested.

Do you know if the ones at DDM tuning are Lemfoerder or are they an "off brand"? It doesn't say what they are on the site.
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Old 12-07-2010, 10:03 AM   #37
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Check with BAVAUTO,,,I was reading my fall 2010 BAVARIAN AUTO catalog last night and I was scanning through the back of the magazine... I am positive they had control arms for Xi and I beleive it said to call for prices..it s worth a shot!!??
on their site they are listed at $249.95
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Old 12-07-2010, 10:05 AM   #38
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Turner motorsport is aliitle pricey but they follow through on their stuff..excellent comapny,,,awesome delivery time and quality equiptment..
This is why I will probably order from them. From what I have seen they are only a few dollars more than the other vendors out there for these control arms. $3 is a steal for peace of mind.
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Old 12-07-2010, 12:35 PM   #39
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Yeah wow! $249!! Ijust checked,,had a few while waiting for a conection flight to charlotte...
$100 for ball joints??? wow WTF! keep researching and googleing...check every sponsor on every BMW forum that you could find....
Turnermotorsports are awesome! they warranty their stuff and they are really good to the customer, they hooked me up in summer of 2009 when my hose bleeder valves cracked and my radiator went...
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Yeah I would pay the extra to go with someone besides DDM. They have terrible service. Ive ordered from them 2 times and had a friend order from them and every time something has gone wrong with the parts or shipping and in the end they just will end up showing you how much they don't care about their customers.
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