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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 11-18-2012, 08:23 AM
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Holy frekin crap

Alright I wrecked not bad but I bent my passenger side rear control arm and I can't find one online anywhere. Anyone know a parts site online or where I can find one ?? I've been looking for two weeks and can not find one for the life of me. Thanks bimmer people !
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:38 AM
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http://www.pelicanparts.com/cgi-bin/...FILTER_BMWM=ON

You aren't going to like the price.

You're best bet is going to be used from a junkyard. They're available from many sources. My favorite (just because it's fun to go there) is Vines Automotive in Bessemer, AL, but there are dozens of BMW-specific wrecking yards to chose from.

By the way....if you wrecked bad enough to bend that arm, I'll GUARANTEE YOU it did more damage than that. That arm is one sturdy piece of kit. At minimum you've got a ruined CV axle.

Just where were you searching anyway?

http://data.bmrparts.com/bmwparts/16...65320046U.html

http://www.addoway.com/viewad/BMW-e3...-97-96-1888713
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Old 11-18-2012, 01:23 PM
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Those prices aren't too bad !! But by the grace of god, I had an auto shop look at it, nothing else is hurt. Which I'm extremely grateful of because bimmer parts aren't cheap #missmyhonda
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Old 11-18-2012, 01:25 PM
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Well the prices aren't too bad on used ones... That pelican price.... Ouch....
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go to amazon.com all parts are great quality and even better prices
Link please. (hint: there are no 318ti rear trailing arms listed on Amazon. I already checked)
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doesn't the compact (ti) use the same rear suspension as the e30??





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Old 11-19-2012, 07:30 AM
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Not exactly. Very similar, but different enough that they don't interchange*. The Z3 rear suspension parts DO interchange with the ti, but they're just as expensive as the regular compact suspension pieces.





*You can, however, use E36 compact/Z3 rear suspension parts to convert an E30 rear to five lug wheels.
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Alright I wrecked not bad but I bent my passenger side rear control arm and I can't find one online anywhere. Anyone know a parts site online or where I can find one ?? I've been looking for two weeks and can not find one for the life of me. Thanks bimmer people !
Um, the OP said he bent the rear control arm, not the trailing arm. Rear control arms are usually the first thing to bend out back and are cheap to replace.

http://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw-...6-33321092237l
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:24 AM
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Link please. (hint: there are no 318ti rear trailing arms listed on Amazon. I already checked)
Not amazon but seems like a fair price, with free shipping..

http://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw-...Fad_QgodhScAiw
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:55 AM
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50 bucks isn't bad ! Thanks really appreciate it! It's drivable but it cambers just enough so that it's a little noisy
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I would not be driving it with a bent control arm. But aside from that, you really need to have it professionally inspected to see if there is any other damage.
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:39 AM
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50 bucks isn't bad ! Thanks really appreciate it! It's drivable but it cambers just enough so that it's a little noisy
DO NOT order that! It doesn't go on your car!

Guys, you gotta remember, the ti doesn't HAVE a lower control arm. It has a trailing arm ONLY, just like the E30.
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Very true sir ! Thanks for making note of that. The ti is quite a weird breed of BMW
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