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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 10-11-2012, 06:27 PM   #1
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ebay xi inner ball joints?

Anybody have experience with these? $40 vs $110 per side is tempting but are they like most ebay suspension components, they fail when you look at them?
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:49 PM   #2
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Do Not Buy.

Ball joints are a critical part of your car's integrity, don't cheap out on these.
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Old 10-31-2012, 05:46 AM   #3
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I've had mine on for 7,000 miles. All is well.
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Old 10-31-2012, 05:47 AM   #4
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Are they by Deutsch parts? (or however you spell that??
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Old 10-31-2012, 06:13 AM   #5
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Buy meyle lemforder febi bilsteins. Buy mtc or uro before resorting to those. Would you rock climb with thread as your safety line?
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Old 10-31-2012, 07:46 PM   #6
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My original equipment inner ball joint lasted 120K before needing replacement. Went the cheap route, heck they looked good and were ~ 1/2 the cost of the Lemo's. Not !!!! Had to replace them again after about 25k . Get the Lemforders (however you spell it), less money in the end.
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:42 PM   #7
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My original equipment inner ball joint lasted 120K before needing replacement. Went the cheap route, heck they looked good and were ~ 1/2 the cost of the Lemo's. Not !!!! Had to replace them again after about 25k . Get the Lemforders (however you spell it), less money in the end.
Awesome, glad to hear. Most ebay stuff is junk but sometimes you get lucky. Now i know to that the former applies to these.
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