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Old 04-27-2020, 01:24 AM
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Front suspension components replacing in the meantime

During the whole diff swap, i'm swapping out new steering components. After 185k miles, I think it time to change all of these STOCK components. You can see the BMW insignia on every steering component.

The rubber on the thrust joint is completely shot as there are cracks in the rubber throughout. ALso, the lower control arm ball joint rubber has cracks all in it too.

I will actually be re-using the thrust control arms and just replacing the rubber bushings. Shouldn't be too bad to replace. Just need to press out old and press in new. $30 for one new assembly or just $13 for a new rubber bushing. Shouldn't be too bad, and plus I didn't see ANYONE post doing a thrust control arm rebuild.
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2003 BMW X5 3.0i -- MT5, 3.64s final gears, H&R lowering springs, K-Mac bushing kit
2007 BMW X3 3.0Si -- MT6
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