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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 01-31-2013, 11:01 PM
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Removing and replacing ball joints in wishbone???

i have n 86 325es. im looking to replace both ball joints in the wishbones. just wondering if anyone could give me any tips. i know they will have to be pressed in and out anyone done this before thanks
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replace the control arms. alot easier, no drilling and pressing and not more price wise.
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:44 AM
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I did it this weekend once the arms were off it took ten minutes. I highly recommend this if any one wants to save money. Cost me 60 instead of 180.

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