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Old 08-09-2004, 11:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am looking at getting my front control arms replaced and i am wondering if anyone has ever had them replaced and how much a good cost is. Also, for the sticker on the timing belt... does it ever say when the timing belt should be checked next based on mileage, or is there a rule that the sticker's mileage at the time of check up be put on the sticker?
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Old 08-09-2004, 11:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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whee. You should try and get the m3 aluminum (Are they aluminum? I think so...) control arms. From what I hear they will bolt up, and they weigh less. Can't beat that. Dunno how much cost on that will be though. Useless post really. haha.
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you mite wana stop by a local bmw shop, and ask for their prices. and i also think you can stop by http://www.seambmw.com they can get OEM parts for ya if u need em
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what do the control arms do by the way?
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do i have? well i suggest to whomever...get the M3 arms :P
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ok so i got the control arms replaced, and the timing belt replaced as well, along with the a/c belt, the alternator belt, and control arm bushings. now this sucker runs smooth... but as always, labor exceeds parts... damn i wish i was a mechanic - clearly there are more than one ways to rape a person. total bill was 844.26
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