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    Default thrust arms or upper control arms

    first of all i have 525tds tourer
    could some one tell me if there are called thrust arms or upper control arms in uk
    and also how much should i expect for new ones

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    Quote Originally Posted by gsxr9
    first of all i have 525tds tourer
    could some one tell me if there are called thrust arms or upper control arms in uk
    and also how much should i expect for new ones
    upper control arms

    try www.eurocarparts.co.uk
    or these would be good, its a good make and you get powerflex bushes with it which dont need a press to be fitted
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/BMW-5-Srs-E34-...QQcmdZViewItem
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    Look at importing them direct from the US.

    I bought my Lemfoerder arms with 750i bushings from www.bmaparts.com and they cost me about a third (including 4 day shipping to Oz) of what the stealers were asking.

    Talk to Patrick.


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    Register here, they get a membership discount at EURO Car Parts U.K.
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    What brand are the control arms that bavauto sells?
    http://www.bavauto.com/shop.asp

    They do not say its a lemforder; say its a stock with performance bushings.
    1994 520i with M50 engine, manual transmission and air conditioner.
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    its the cheapest crap they can find. Complete junk if you ask me.
    Quote Originally Posted by t_marat
    What brand are the control arms that bavauto sells?

    They do not say its a lemforder; say its a stock with performance bushings.
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    There are conflicting views about Meyle thrust arms. Some say its good some say its bad. Confused.

    11 months ago I changed my upper and lower control arms with a brand called Optimal AG, purportedly German. 11 months and all of the ball joints have crapped out, so much noise from the front
    1994 520i with M50 engine, manual transmission and air conditioner.
    VIN: GG45422

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