03-20-2012, 09:24 PM
Join Date: Mar 2012
Mein Auto: 2005 e83 x3
Its good practice to replace all the bushings when replacing OEM suspension components. If the rubber boots are torn on any of the ball joints replace those as well because dirt and water from the road will get inside the ball joint and cause wear eventually causing the part to fail.
Originally Posted by Wongway
Didn't someone post a shopping list of suspension parts they recommended to replace before?
Could have sworn it included some recommended bushings to replace as well?
Heres the bushings and part numbers for the front suspension (This is only for one side! Purchase 2 of each when replacing the full front suspension)
Lower control arm bushing: 31 12 1 124 622
Upper control arm bushing: Set 31 12 0 307 882 (This part number contains two bushings)
BE AWARE: Both the lower and upper control arm bushings need pressed into the Control arm so unless you have a torch and multiple ton bearing press or know of a shop that will press the bearings for you it will be easier *Not Cheaper* to order the whole control arm left and right with the bushings pre-pressed. They run about $100.)
Upper control arm LEFT: 31 10 3 443 127
Upper control arm RIGHT: 31 10 3 443 128
Lower control arm LEFT: 31 10 3 451 881
Lower control arm RIGHT: 31 10 3 451 882
Heres the bushings and part numbers for the rear suspension (This is only for one side! Purchase 2 of each when replacing the full rear suspension)
Trailing Arm to Control Arm bushing: 33 32 6 771 828
Rear Trailing Arm Bushing: 33 32 6 770 786
Lower control arm to vehicle bushing: 33 32 6 770 824
Upper control arm to vehicle bushing: 33 32 1 092 247
There are also two sway bar bushings in the front: 31 30 3 404 065
I hope this helps!