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