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      01-21-2012, 11:39 PM   #1
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335I oem control arms question

I just replaced my Oem Upper and lower control arms, with Meyle HD's. I'm at 89,000 miles. I replaced them mostly because I had a clunking noise which I was sure were from the control arms. It turned out to be my front sway bars, which were not bolted down, after my recent water pump/thermostat change.

My question, is, at 89,000 miles, is it possible to reuse my oem's? Can one change out the bushings, for instance, and reuse these at all, or should I just ditch them?

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Can one change out the bushings, for instance, and reuse these at all, or should I just ditch them?
It's not just the bushing, but the ball joint has 90k mls of wear also.
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I just replaced my Oem Upper and lower control arms, with Meyle HD's. I'm at 89,000 miles. I replaced them mostly because I had a clunking noise which I was sure were from the control arms. It turned out to be my front sway bars, which were not bolted down, after my recent water pump/thermostat change.

My question, is, at 89,000 miles, is it possible to reuse my oem's? Can one change out the bushings, for instance, and reuse these at all, or should I just ditch them?

Thanks
Per the TIS, BMW allows one bushing change on the tension struts. I believe the part number of the bushing is 31126763719 is ~$41 thru Tischer.
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