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Devilfan18
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?

Cubfan
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?

Devilfan18
06-30-2012, 04:16 PM
I dont plan on keeping the car for a long time, maybe another 5 yrs or so

bobbrum
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.

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