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Old 07-30-2009, 05:29 PM   #1
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e46 330XI control arm and bushings

It seems to be that time to replace the CAB on my 02 330XI. After reading all of the various posts about the CAB replacement, it seems the route to go is the mehyl control arm and bushing assymbly with removable ball joints. The price seems very fair. My question is, will these work for my XI? The only thing i could find specifically say XI in the product description is from bimmerworld or bavauto and the price is triple what the mehyl is. AND i would have to press the bushings in myself.

Sombody offer some advice on whether the standard mehyl control arms can fit or what my other options are?
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Old 07-30-2009, 05:56 PM   #2
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I bought the entire set from turnermotorsport for 660$
And they can pre-install the control arm bushings into new brackets for You, for a few more $ of course
Her is the link:
http://www.turnermotorsport.com/html...I-CONTROL-ARMS
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Old 07-30-2009, 09:30 PM   #3
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It seems to be that time to replace the CAB on my 02 330XI. After reading all of the various posts about the CAB replacement, it seems the route to go is the mehyl control arm and bushing assymbly with removable ball joints. The price seems very fair. My question is, will these work for my XI? The only thing i could find specifically say XI in the product description is from bimmerworld or bavauto and the price is triple what the mehyl is. AND i would have to press the bushings in myself.

Sombody offer some advice on whether the standard mehyl control arms can fit or what my other options are?
Don't buy cheapo stuff, you will be regreted. I think you can just replace the bushings if your ball joints are still good. I went with OEM bushings and very happy with the outcome.
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Old 07-31-2009, 07:24 AM   #4
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How long would you expect ball joints to last normally? Would be expensive in time and money if you replaced the bushings now and had to replace the ball joints in a few months.
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Old 07-31-2009, 10:49 AM   #5
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I don;t think Meyle make xi control arms, but I could be wrong.

I thought it was OE or FCP Groton(junk).
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Old 07-31-2009, 10:56 AM   #6
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I has reason to believe that my ball joints are also worn as well. The assembly its loose in a few different places while constraining various spots.

Looks like just under 700$ will need to be coughed up.
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