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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 11-20-2014, 02:32 AM
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Meyle hd thrust arms

Is it ok to buy the Meyle HD thrust arms with the Meyle hd bushings. Are the Meyle HD version good enough or just the bushing is good enough in the HD version.

Or is it best the Lemforder / HD Meyle bushing combo?
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Old 11-20-2014, 05:03 AM
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The Lemforder/Meyle HD bushing combo has a proven track record for long term reliability. I have 50K+ on mine with no issues. There is a lot less feedback and data on the long term reliability of the Meyle ball joint. You can save some money and roll the dice or you can spend the extra $ and not worry about it. Your choice. I personally prefer not to risk having to redo work. It's just not worth it to me.
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Old 11-20-2014, 09:04 AM
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thanks
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Old 11-20-2014, 09:53 AM
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You posted on the other forum. I replied there:

http://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/sh...-meyle-bushing
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Old 11-20-2014, 03:43 PM
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i have the whitelines installed on mine best one IMO
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Old 11-20-2014, 08:04 PM
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