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Re: Lower Control Arms (archive)

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Posted by Baer on July 30, 2001 at 14:20:27:

In Reply to: Lower Control Arms posted by Ed F on July 30, 2001 at 12:07:40:

The bushing is not soft rubber like that of the thrust arm, however, if the ball joint goes bad it will cause a front end vibration. Check the rubber boot around the lower control arm, if it is not cracked you should be ok. It wouldn't hurt to replace the lower arms at the sametime though.

Baer
93 525 ia sharked, and tight


Just ordered 4 Bilsteins for my '93 525i (A). A bit (not much) of shimmy 55 - 60 mph. Will replace upper control arms/bushings, too. Seems like a matter not of if, but when.

Does the same rule apply to lower control arms? Should I replace them as a matter of course or wait to see if they are bad?

If they are bad, will have to wait to following weekend to finish job (will need to order parts). If they don't need replaced, save $120.00.

Don't mind spending the extra $120.00 to do it right, no big deal, yet if it is not necessary can apply the money to something else (chip, new rubber, etc., etc., etc.).

Thanks!





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