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Old 07-04-2011, 09:11 PM   #1
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Hey Everyone great to be part of the BMW Community I need some help though..

recently just bought a 2001 330xi and my right lower control arm needs to be replaced along with the control ball joint and bushing, i was wondering if anyone new where i can get parts for a "better Price"

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Old 07-04-2011, 09:21 PM   #2
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Got mine from partstrain. Get the lemforder (i think thats the brand...) Great price.

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Old 07-04-2011, 09:26 PM   #3
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ive been looking at that and i found it at 85 dollars. I dont know if thats an alright price
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Old 07-04-2011, 09:36 PM   #4
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For a control arm? What brand? Syick with the good stuff and dont buy crappy chinese made stuff. I did both control arms and power flex bushings and it ran me Almost 900 bucks

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Old 07-04-2011, 09:40 PM   #5
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no just the ball joint and im getting a trail bushing for 137
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Old 07-04-2011, 09:53 PM   #6
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If you have an XI and need a ball joint for the front you have to buy the whole control arm. unless the 2001's are different than mine (2003). and if you do it on one side do it to the other side as well. Plus you have to replace the control arm bushings too. of course if you had the 330i without the AWD you could just get the ball joints. I recommend getting oem quality cause if you don't you will be replacing again not too far down the road.
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Old 07-04-2011, 10:00 PM   #7
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yea I already bought the control arm i just didnt buy the bushings and ball joint and thats what im buying right now and yea most definitely dont want to spend too much money for not reapiring it correctly the first time around

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Old 07-04-2011, 10:08 PM   #8
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click on your user name under forums, then click on "UserCP" then Edit signature. I haven't done it in a while and I don't know all the in's and outs of it.
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