The Meyle bushings and control arms have the same dimensions as the stock parts thus they are interchangeable with the stock parts. Meyle bushings don't require Meyle CAs.How difficult is it to change just the bushings (not the arms)? Obviously, it's much cheaper to do just the bushings but can you swap out the OEM for Meyle bushings without going with a Meyle arm?
I need to do mine and I'm a broke mofo so was considering doing just the bushings first then the arms later (the arms seem to be fine anyway).
if you get any squeeks post back am at 80 mi and i think my control arm bushing is going, not sure which route am going to take yet..+1 got 76k miles, was going to change just the bushing but ended up changing the control arms with meyles as well so i never have to worry about it again for a while.
went with powerflex FCAB. 500+ miles no squeeks so far
agreed. i would do it all at once as bushings are a ***** and u wont want to do them again when you get your control arms. there is a meyle ca kit in bavarian autosport for less than 500 and diy that ish!1. Yes.
2. Yes and No.
Urethane bushings will far outlast any rubber bushings, but, those urethane bushings do tend to squeak, which can rack the nerves. :ben:
If you want no squeaks, then stick w/ either OEM or Meyle HD.
I'd assume you'd always need an alignment afterwards, and the indications while driving... well you'd get a slight shake in the wheel when braking and you'd get just generally sloppy handling.How many people had to get an alignment after replacing the front control arm bushing in your bimmers? Also, what are the indications WHILE driving that lets you know that you need new bushings???
While driving: Intermittent vibrations that don't seem to be related to wheel balance, especially at highway speeds; loose/unresponsive steering feel; clunking noises going over bumps; clunking when applying or releasing the brakes.How many people had to get an alignment after replacing the front control arm bushing in your bimmers? Also, what are the indications WHILE driving that lets you know that you need new bushings???