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Old 02-02-2011, 06:57 PM   #1
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My Ride: 2001 325ci
Exclamation Fixing 325ci: Suspension

Hey guys, here's my first post on the forum. I bought a 325ci a few months ago and I'm in love with it. But, it needs a passenger side lower control arm and I think it needs struts all the way around. I've found a site that makes OEM replacements, I'll include links. Lower control arms seem to go for about $100 where ever I've looked. Stuts seem to go for about the same. I have experience with cars, I've built two 240sxs, would the lower control arm be a DIY? I got a rediculous quote from a shop for $840 total, without even factoring in the cost of struts and labor the them. I refused to pay that much just to replace a part worth less than 8 times the cost of the quote. Can anyone help me out with anymore info about cost of parts, where to buy, and whether or not I would be able to replace the parts myself? Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!
p.s. Would my 325ci need the touring class of heavy duty struts in the provided link? All suspension is stock and I think it has a sport package.

Lower control arm: http://www.******************.com/mm...arm~parts.html
Struts: http://www.partsgeek.com/mmparts/struts/bmw/325ci.html
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