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Old 03-02-2005, 04:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm going to replace the control arms and ball joints on my 328. My question is: are the ball joints themselves on the M3 control arm a better quality than the standard 3 series ball joint? Is it worth upgrading to the M3 control arm - or would I get a better bang for my buck by just replacing with the standard 3 series control arm, and then upgrading to the M3 control arm bushings. Any advice is greatly appreciated.
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I'm going to replace the control arms and ball joints on my 328. My question is: are the ball joints themselves on the M3 control arm a better quality than the standard 3 series ball joint? Is it worth upgrading to the M3 control arm - or would I get a better bang for my buck by just replacing with the standard 3 series control arm, and then upgrading to the M3 control arm bushings. Any advice is greatly appreciated.
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As I understand it, the M3 arms are aluminum, saving weight. Otherwise the same as the 325's. For my money, standard control arms with M3 bushing if you want a little more control. I believe the ball joints are the same, however, someone else on the forum might know better.
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