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Re: lower control arms (archive)

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Posted by Andrew Fischer on October 19, 2001 at 22:05:04:

In Reply to: lower control arms posted by Michael on October 19, 2001 at 16:01:43:

Al arms give a lower unsprung weight and should give better handling.

Not sure how much better. Also not sure if BMW tuned springs to match the Al arms.

I've ordered a set of aftermarket Al arms to replace my worn out Genuine BMW steel arms.

BTW for all those complaining about the quality of aftermarket parts:
My genuine BMW -- real from the Dealer BMW -- thrust arms and control arms lasted less then two years.

Any opinions on the differnces between steel and aluminum lower control arms. The steel cost 40% less and common sense says they're stronger. What am I missing? Why go with aluminum?


93 525i

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