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      11-17-2012, 03:07 PM   #23
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^ Those look like heim joints too
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      11-17-2012, 04:59 PM   #24
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From reading other threads seems like there's been longevity problems to a certain extent or another with all after market toes?
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From reading other threads seems like there's been longevity problems to a certain extent or another with all after market toes?

Yes. 6 months seems to be typical, life of a Heim joint before clicking's heard, parts knockin' with wear. Find in colder weather, no click, maybe later.

To a manufacturer, they're easily available and being an industry standard, seem ideal for the job.

Yet, particularly without a dust & dirt boot, they wear quick. Replacement joints may be installed, but at half or more the original cost of toe arms and needing a rear alignment after install; PITA down time w/labor cost for non-DIY, it's a sizable expense most discover with experience.

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Purchasing Megan toe arms to resolve clicking issue. Was wary of rubber introducing inaccuracy, but those who install 'em love 'em, to a man - zero bad reports. Could Megan's installed base be wrong?
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I would of thought Megan's would of been the last choice to go with. But I may just keep stock ones on there and not introduce another maintenance / problem to my aging car.
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I would of thought Megan's would of been the last choice to go with. But I may just keep stock ones on there and not introduce another maintenance / problem to my aging car.

Now that ya mention it, have to check if stock arms fit w/M3 camber arm - I do still have all of my stock parts.
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They should
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I would of thought Megan's would of been the last choice to go with.
Why do you say that?
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Why do you say that?
Seems more jdm type brand after my minimal research.
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Seems more jdm type brand after my minimal research.
Well Megan Racing typically don't make anything of their own but rather rebrand from other companies. In this case, these arms are said to have been made by Hardrace. They utilize a sealed ball joint with a nylon race that is essentially the same type of joint used in the M3 toe arms. All other aftermarket toe arms that I have come across for our platform use spherical/heim joints that can wear out easily.
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good info
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so it sounds like megans are the ones to go with?
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so it sounds like megans are the ones to go with?
How are Meyle arms constructed?

An academic question.

May re-install my stock arms to verify my problem - if as I think, Megans are my final solution.
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