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      03-17-2014, 04:34 PM   #1
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Can anyone help with control arms? Willing to rent lift.

Front thrust control arms? I don't have a garage maybe we can work out a payment/tip/beer/food. Do not have garage but willing to rent lift at DIY for us. Austin area

It is a 2009 328i..

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I know this isn't as cheap as finding someone that has a lift, but it's an option if you cant find another. Apparently they also do Dyno's every third Saturday, $65 for two pulls.

http://diyaustintexas.com/
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I know this isn't as cheap as finding someone that has a lift, but it's an option if you cant find another. Apparently they also do Dyno's every third Saturday, $65 for two pulls.

http://diyaustintexas.com/
Yeah that was who I was going to rent the lift from. I heard they have people that can help you too but I dunno how much help you get. Some guy in the review said he replaced his compressor and never did AC work before. He either learns quick or had some decent help.

Still I rather have someone dedicated to help me as I am paying by the hour. Really don't want to roll too much over a 2 hour job. When I had a garage if I got frustrated with something or confused. I could walk away for a few hours and come back. Here I don't have that luxury and would find it stressful to get stuck on something while the clock is ticking.
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if you were in San Antonio i would of loved to help. Just did mine for the second time.
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if you were in San Antonio i would of loved to help. Just did mine for the second time.
If no one else in the area can help me I would be willing to drive. It is only 1 20 min drive. I also have things for trade such as Kennedy Kits Tool chest #520 and a restored super nintendo complete.

Does it take the quoted 3 hours to do control arms? Second control arm replacement are you over 200k miles???
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I too need to get this done. I have the TRW M3 Control arms sitting in a box at home.

I was planning to do mine myself, but if you find a shop that can do it for a reasonable price, I'd love to hear about it.
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I too need to get this done. I have the TRW M3 Control arms sitting in a box at home.

I was planning to do mine myself, but if you find a shop that can do it for a reasonable price, I'd love to hear about it.
They all want 300+ just in labor to do it. But that DIY Austin garage where you can rent a lift. I found a coupon that reduces the lift price from 20 to 10 dollars for an hour. So you could get a lift for 2 hours for 30 bucks. Comes with tool chest and there is a mechanic on duty that can help.

I am prob just going to do that as I can't see myself paying someone 300 dollars for 2 hours of work. Everyone on here says it takes way less than 3 hours.
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Yea, I would not pay to have someone do it!! I promise its that easy. I can try next weekend to come up, I can also give you my number if you want and we can talk through it. I would of came up this weekend but its a busy one for me.
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