View Full Version : Control Arms replaced in pairs?

10-14-2009, 11:25 PM
My mechanic says that my control arm needs to be replaced. On the left side but I don't know if it was upper or lower. Should I change these out in pairs? I went to realoem.com to find the part to see if I can find it cheaper elsewhere but I can't figure out what it's called. He wants 200 euro to fix it. He uses all new parts from Bosch. I have a 525ix(AWD) and I didn't know if they were special parts or not. I normally search the eBay stores for my "like new" parts but am wary if I need a brand spanking new one (probably).


10-15-2009, 10:58 AM
Pelicanparts.com (http://www.pelicanparts.com/cgi-bin/smart/more_info.cgi?pn=31-12-1-093-881-BOE&catalog_description=Genuine%20BMW%20Part%3A%20WISH BONE%20LEFT) shows them for $244 USD, but they are ordering from BMW.

RealOEM Page (http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=HD81&mospid=47377&btnr=31_0215&hg=31&fg=05)

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