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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 12-04-2012, 09:31 PM
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Need to buy rear upper control arms

Need to buy rear upper control arms, has any ever bought any? If so from where?

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Old 12-04-2012, 09:34 PM
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I went online and seen some on there for $39 each one but it says they are universal can be used for either rear passenger or rear driver side is that true?

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Old 12-04-2012, 11:27 PM
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These, found by typing /rear upper control arm F3 into the bestlinks, should help the OP:
- How to do a complete overhaul of your E39 rear suspension (0) (1) (2) (3) (4) or just the rear subframe axle bushings (1) (2) or the rear upper control arm (1) or the rear shocks (1) & springs (1) & cv boots (1) & M5 sway bars (1) (2) with special tools for rear ball joint removal (1) & where to buy a rear ball joint press (1) (2)
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:59 AM
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There are 2 upper control arms for the rear end on the E39. One is referred to as a "Guiding Suspension Link with Rubber Mount" #6 in this picture.
They are identical from side to side.

The other one is a "wishbone, left" or wishbone, right", #10 in the picture at this link. They are obviously different from side to side.
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...24&hg=33&fg=30
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:03 AM
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The rear upper control arm (which is curved and pictured in BB's post) is sized for each side (right or left). They are not interchangeable. The straight control arm is identical for each side and is interchangeable. Know what you need before buying.
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:22 AM
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i bought a kit from turnermotorsports.com for $499 that included all balljoint, and arms for both sides of the rear. All lemfoerder parts too.
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:21 AM
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There is up to a 3X cost difference between Lemforder and other brands for these control arms. I believe you get what you pay for. If you plan to keep your car, go Lemforder or take the risk.
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