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  1. E46 General
    Im looking at a 04 330i sedan, im new to cars in general, but this one had the front driver side wheel hit, he said he replaced the control arms and bushings, sway bar endlinks, and tie rods, he says it still needs an alignment. I drove it in a parking lot and the wheel would shake at a moderate...
  2. Suspension, Brakes
    I have an 01 330ci WITH sport suspension but I just installed coilovers do I need to get the arm kit with sport suspension or without now that I have coilovers.
  3. E46 General
    So I've had some vibration in the front end/steering for some time now. I noticed it after this past winter. More about the vibration before control arm install: Jiggle in the steering wheel back and forth at low speeds but stayed somewhat centered. At high speeds between 40-50 and 55-75...
  4. E46 General
    I have a 2001 e46 320D station wagon with a new steering problem. I`ve owned this car for about 8 years with little to no problems, until recently. It has 182,000 km and in the last year I have had to do many repairs (shocks, turbo, water pump, brakes and discs). The last problem was a ball...
  5. Suspension, Brakes
    Hi Fanatics, I recently bought myself some Meyle HD control arms for my 2004 330ci vert, and to save a few bucks I got ones without bushings pressed on, because the bushings were replaced when I bought the vehicle a couple years ago The bushes are pretty much new, and if possible I'd like to...
  6. E46 General
    Hey guys, I have auto leveling xenon headlights and ever since I replaced my control arms years ago, my headlights have never worked the same since. I do not have the little up/down test that I used to when I started up the car. I was never able to properly connect the sensor arm to the...
  7. E46 General
    So I have replaced my control arm bushings to stop the tramlining issues. However it still is all over the place. And makes a loud clunk/thud when spiking the brakes and messes with steering input or when hitting bumps. Is there a easy way to check the other small bushings on the control arms...
  8. Suspension, Brakes
    ECS has a kit with (Meyle) Control Arms and Brackets for $374.95 and a "Genuine" BMW kit for $608.95; Bushings with brackets are only $91.27/$155.11; and just bushings are $45/$86. Since I am doing **tons** of differed maintenance both mechanical and cosmetic, how do I know if my control...
  9. E46 General
    Hello ladies and gentlemen I am looking to replace my control arms in my e46 Does anyone have experience with the bavarian autosport brand control arms? they are $290 for the kit (5153345 KIT) that comes with bushings. Are they any good? Who makes them? I am also considering the meyle...
  10. Suspension, Brakes
    For any of you who over-think the whole "I live in the salt-belt and am going to have to replace my control arms every two years" thing, as I did, it's not a good idea to put anti-seize on the conical ends of any joint. I put it on EVERY joint, and after 4 alignments, rotating my tires...
  11. E46 General
    SoMy traction control shut itself off and my brake light came on, the one that says "BRAKE", it is illuminated yellow along with the triangle with a !. I didnt know what these ment so i looked around and found some sugestions. So i went to go clean my speed sensors and found out my control arms...
  12. E46 General
    I decided to have my mechanic replace the front control arm bushings because I didn't want to crawl under the car on jack stands. That makes me very uncomfortable. (We have earthquakes here.) However, I need to consider whether I can replace the control arms myself without removing the...
  13. Suspension, Brakes
    My original bushings went bad (~80K miles), so I replaced them with Meyle HD control arms + bushings. Soon after the Meyle were installed, the front suspension started to develop a metal clunking noise that can be heard and felt (through the floor board) on both sides. It also can be heard...
  14. Suspension, Brakes
    I just purchased new control arms/bushings from FCPGroton, have heard mixed reviews on their house "FCP" brand but decided I'm on a college budget why not. I ordered their L/R Control Arm which is under their FCP brand. I decided to not budge on quality with the bushings and got Lemforder which...
  15. E46 XI
    My first post on E46 fanatics. About 10,000 miles ago I replaced the control arm bushings on my 2005 E46xi with Powerflex bushings and now it looks like I may need to replace the entire front lower control arm and/or the ball joints. My car vibrates badly when traveling 50+ MPH and cornering...
  16. E46 General
    So my control arms are getting dangerously bad! what is a good brand?/ what other things do I need to replace in the process? Where is a good place to get them done? Is it something I can do myself? How easy would it be to do it myself?
  17. E46 General
    So my steering is shaking again :banghead:. Last time I got this steering shimmy i just replaced the bushings (with new stock ones) and it solved the problem. Its been about 20,000 kilometers and now the steering is shaking again, i'm pretty sure i should have replaced the ball joints at the...
  18. E46 General
    Was told $1,100 to replace control arms (inclu ball joints) and bushings on 2003 330ci. Does this seem high, was told the parts cost $800... I trust my mechanic, I'm thinking he might have gotten ripped off on the parts...
  19. E46 General
    Alright so i really need to replace my control arms (cause someone decided to make it impossible to just replace the bushings:) and im thinking its the general consensus that if you buy one, you buy it from ecs and thats probably the plan here i just want to hear from someone whose installed...
  20. E46 General
    Disclaimer: everyone knows the Xi is an exception to every single rule so this thread does not cover the Xi and/or iT. Some parts will be the same but it is mainly for the early E46s, nonetheless I will add full 323/325/328/330 i/Ci/Cic support later. And make every part number clearer for some...
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