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    Nice Control Arm replacement DIY

    that isn't listed in the index. I just stumbled across it. Useful to bookmark if you ever think you might do the job.

    Control Arms DIY

    http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=421918


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    that is the one i installed last time.


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    Did you use the two part Powerflex

    urethane bushing set that you have to press together yourself?
    How many miles ago, and how are you liking it?

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    Re: Did you use the two part Powerflex..NO--THE

    unit came all assembled in on piece with bushing aready attached. i compare it to the original BMW part and it was much more sustancial looking, heavier, look like it was better made for this purpose.

    I was installed about 2 years ago--that means about 30-40k miles ago and i have not had any problems. remember, i have had the C.A. changed 3 or 4 time in the past, first time at less than 5k by dealer when it failed, and about ever 30 or 40 k after that. Each time there were signs that it needed to be replace, including excess play in the bushing or a snapping shound when turning the wheels real slowly. Each time i noticed a marked improvement after it was changed. I am hoping, i am thinking that this improve Myle part will last longer since it is better built. So it i have 35K on it now, i am targeting that i will change it at 80 k and am sure that i will notice the difference .

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    Re: Did you use the two part Powerflex..NO--THE

    don't forget you own me a dinner if you NOTICE THE DIFFERENCE IN ride and/or handling after they are installed. That is assuming that you have never changed them before. I am assuming you put 15kor so a year.

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    I have 58K miles on my virgin CAB's; never

    touched a thing on my suspension yet, except I installed Koni FSD's.

    The Powerflex urethane bushings came in two parts; an inner and outer urethane cylinder, with a packette of metallic colored brass lube. You gotta press-fit the two bushings yourself after you lube the connection. Had to put it into a vise and squeeze. Nothing on the instructions told me any of the above. I had to email Powerflex in the UK. But the responses to my questions were great.

    I believe the offer was dinner in NJ if I admitted your contention. Does the reverse supposedly apply if i lose that dinner in NYC is owed? Are you an engaging conversationalist? I have high standards!

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