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: Suspension

06-30-2012, 01:27 PM
I have a 2002 745Li, I need new lower control arms for the front. The dealer wants $315 a piece, I found some on ebay for $45 a piece. Does anyone know if its safe to buy these aftermarket ones. So many options and so many prices, some say they are made in Germany others who knows where, but Id rather spend $90 on a pair vs $700 if it doesnt make a difference?

06-30-2012, 03:24 PM
Why not go to Advanced Auto parts or O'rielly's and spend $130 per and get that life time warranty?

06-30-2012, 04:16 PM
I dont plan on keeping the car for a long time, maybe another 5 yrs or so

06-30-2012, 06:05 PM
For $45 a piece for the arms, I say go for it. That is about the right price. Where I got in trouble is when I attempted to replace the bushings within the arms. The cheap Chinese bushings didn't fit and I had to buy the arms (with the bushings installed). It was all good after that.

06-30-2012, 11:31 PM
You'll be fine. I bought all four on eBay and all is good!