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Old 01-20-2013, 06:29 PM
dryflyguy dryflyguy is offline
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It's no that they're bad or poorly designed. That wonderful connected feeling that we experience when driving a BMW is due in large part to those control arm bushings. Realistically if you own a car for 100k miles, you should only have to change them twice. You are waisting money having a dealer replace the entire arms. Its the $80 bushings that go bad. A reputable independent mechanic can change the bushings in their sleep.
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