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Old 04-15-2020, 06:23 PM
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I used 2 of the clamps for removal and removed each one as I got to that point on installation. On removal , they pressed right out, not clamps needed
Did you mean used 2 clamps on installation instead of removal?
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I used 2 of the clamps for installation and removed each one as I got to that point on installation. On removal , they pressed right out, no clamps needed

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Did you mean used 2 clamps on installation instead of removal?
Yes, sorry that was a typo. Fixed above.
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What do you think? How do these look?
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Mine looked perfect too but now that you have the arms off and you have replacements, take another hour and press them in. That's what I did
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You can't tell from appearance. The forces on suspension joints is insane. +1 on take the extra hour
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So I ended up leaving the original swing arms bushings in (I know don't kill me on this) and replaced everything else. I have an appointment for an alignment on Sunday AM and will report back with the results. The rear wheels are already pretty straight compared to hiw they were before where the top was sunken all the way in. Tapatalk wont allow me to post anymore pics as I have reach my free account cap but here is a video of one of the ball joints and the play in the wheels. I noticed the CV axle outer boot is torn on both sides. Any recommendation for replacements?

https://www.dropbox.com/s/avw23gkhrg...85944.mp4?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/si1n1iqtie...84207.mp4?dl=0
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I noticed the CV axle outer boot is torn on both sides. Any recommendation for replacements?
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GKN boot kits

https://www.fcpeuro.com/BMW-parts/X5...d-Axle/?page=2

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I guess the inner and outer boots are torn on both sides. I was informed that most local auto parts stores sell new or remanufactured ones with lifetime warranty so I may look at going this route...
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You can get reman'd GKN ones on the axle from FCP Euro (see page one in my earlier link). They have a lifetime warranty too. Some people have reported that other brands of boots rip much more quickly.
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I need rear axle shafts and I am only seeing front ones? Maybe I am not looking hard enough?
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