Well ...a short update. I managed to tear down the front end and had two sleeves come off of the wheel carrier with the control arm balljoint bolts. Just bought a pitman arm puller at autozone and should be able to square things away over the course of the next few days.
Will get the new tierods as close to spec as possible and have it aligned at the local BMW dealer near my work. On the plus side, this has given me a chance to inspect everything under the engine very closely.... ;-)
Looking forward to buttoning things up! Glad I have other cars to drive.
Albo's Official Upgrade Thread: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=532572
2003 530i (Alpine White/Sand Beige) - 18x8.5 & 18x9.5 ACS Type II Wheels - BC Racing Coilovers - Eibach Sway Bars - Beastpower Sway Bar Brackets - M-Technic Replica Bumpers - Slimmbones CSL-Style Spltters - Magnaflow Muffler - Dinan CAI - TopSpeed Performance Strut Brace - Carbon Fiber Valve Cover Fascias - Zionsville Autosport Radiator/Fan Kit - Revmax Stage II Torque Converter - AMG Paddle Shifters