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      08-31-2012, 01:04 PM   #1
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Steering/suspension advice please

Just about to replace the inner tie rods & control arms on my SI due to steering issues. The car is bump steering more than usual so thought whilst at it I would replace the bushes up front.

I can only afford to replace a set atm and wanted to know which ones i should do as a starting point? I believe Lemforder are oem and was gonna go for the euro car parts ones or should i go powerflex?

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M3 arms would be best!
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Might sound a bit nerdy but i wanna keeps it 320si stock. Anyway any advice on the bushings?

BTW these are the tie rods i'm getting. Are these OEM? heard they were...

http://www.eurocarparts.com/ecp/c/BMW_3+Series_2.0_2006/p/car-parts/suspension-and-steering/steering/track-rod-and-track-rod-end/?605111275&1&4913b0c99793413f2e467cf1760ba5f9f7491 ec7&000584

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Powerflex for me all the way.

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Matt, do you mean pressing powerflex bushes into you OE arms? Or buying new arms with pc bushes in?
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Just bought these - http://www.eurocarparts.com/ecp/c/BM...1760ba5f9f7491 ec7&000584

Do hope there good quality after shelling out 120 Not gonna bother with the bushings yet as i've got to get an alignment as well after fitting the tie rods.
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I was just replying to the one sentence 'what about the bushings' basically. I'm all for upgrading to M3 arms etc. I'm nowhere near that myself though so I don't know bugger all about it.

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I was just replying to the one sentence 'what about the bushings' basically. I'm all for upgrading to M3 arms etc. I'm nowhere near that myself though so I don't know bugger all about it.

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I put that wrong, shouldn't of mentioned arms because it's just the inner/outer tie rods that i think need replacing due to steering play/wander.
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Should one change or do anything whilst changing dampers & springs whilst the car is in that state?
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