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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 01-11-2016, 10:41 AM   #1
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Meyle HD control arms for an xi?

I've seen everyone saying to go with the meyle HD control arms, but those apparently don't fit xi's. Is there a comparable kit/parts?
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a list of parts to replace on these is easy; just replace everything.
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Old 01-11-2016, 10:47 AM   #2
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XI's use part number 31126758533/4

FCP has Lemforder, which is OEM, for $200 each. Entire kit with bushings for $595, free shipping and lifetime warranty
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Old 01-11-2016, 10:50 AM   #3
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XI's use part number 31126758533/4

FCP has Lemforder, which is OEM, for $200 each. Entire kit with bushings for $595, free shipping and lifetime warranty
I was afraid someone would say that was the route. Sucks that having an xi costs $200 more, but oh well. Thanks for the info.
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Old 01-11-2016, 10:51 AM   #4
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Yup, that's what I see from a quick search. Not sure if the other XI owners have any other option for control arms but I don't see it.
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Yup, that's what I see from a quick search. Not sure if the other XI owners have any other option for control arms but I don't see it.
I've been searching for the last 3 hours on this forum and google, so I don't think there is anything else. I saw some people pressing the ball joint out of the outer part of the control arm as an experiment, but I'd rather just buy the new set than take a chance of that being a hot mess.
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I've been searching for the last 3 hours on this forum and google, so I don't think there is anything else. I saw some people pressing the ball joint out of the outer part of the control arm as an experiment, but I'd rather just buy the new set than take a chance of that being a hot mess.
Buy the lemforder arms and powerflex bushings. Everything else is a waste of time/money.
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Old 01-11-2016, 09:54 PM   #7
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If you want to go cheap Rock Auto has Dormans for $102 each and FCP has TRW's on sale for $160 each with a lifetime warranty.
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