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g-unit 11-18-2009 06:06 PM

What you guys think about this?
 
Upper and Lower Control Arms and bushings.

Both Front Left and Right side included.
his ebay is nothing but great reviews.

Im heading down to the states next week for my sis thanksgiving party.
i think im gonna be a guinea pig and buy it...
its cheap as hell....


thoughts?

part #'s

OEM REFERENCE #:
Left Upper Control Arm - 31 12 1 141 717
Right Upper Control Arm - 31 12 1 141 718

Left Lower Control Arm - 31 12 1 094 233
Right Lower Control Arm - 31 12 1 094 234


http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BMW-E...item334cd6a3dd

Max_VQ 11-18-2009 07:50 PM

I have not read a good review on the "FCP Groton" stuff. They don't last long... Check bimmerforums.com -> http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...ght=FCP+Groton

When I changed mine, I only wanted "Made in Germany" and I picked up Lemforder parts.

If you think about what you parts do, you don't want crap. You also don't want to have to do it again in the same year.

My 2 cents.

g-unit 11-18-2009 08:08 PM

Thx max. Gonna get the oem lemforders. Just the tension struts though $120 each. Might as well while our $ is strong.

Dado 540 11-18-2009 08:22 PM

I would strongly advise you to stay away from the ebay no name brands. They will last you half the time the Lamfoerders, if not less.

There is alot of stress on these componets especially on the E39s.

Max_VQ 11-18-2009 08:25 PM

In the spring I picked up Bilstien (Made in Germany) control arms for about $130 each at autopartsway.ca. Bimmerspecialist.ca has Lemforder for $160ish.

Tension struts:
$150 at bimmerspecialist.ca for Lemforder
$190 at autopartsway.ca for TRWs

If you are in the US, Rockauto.com has thrust arms for $57 made by RAYBESTOS.


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