BMW Control Arm Replacements & Upgrades for BMW E30 (1984-1991) M3

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Control arms, and their integrated ball joints, are some of the most crucial components on a BMW suspension. The control arms literally control the wheel and suspension as they go through their range of motions. They do more than just keep the alignment in a constant spec - they are a vital locating component for the suspension itself. A faulty or worn control arm or ball joint is a very dangerous and potentially life-threatening problem so make sure they are inspected and replaced at regular intervals.

Most control arms for BMWs consist of an inner and outer ball joint made of plastic, rubber, Delrin, or metal and covered in grease with a rubber boot to seal it from the outside. The ball joint rotates and spins as the control arm goes through its movements and that will wear the ball joint and make it loose. The grease inside the housing can also get used up, evaporate, or become contaminated from moisture and foreign particles. As the ball joint becomes worn it can result in excess movement within the housing. Your steering and handling will become less precise and there is usually a light clunking or clicking sound. In rare and extreme cases the ball joint can separate from the control arm completely, leading to a total loss of suspension and steering control. You should have the ball joint play checked annually and replace them every 3-4 years. Most track organizations will not allow a car if they are older than three years.

Control arms also take abuse from impacts and handling forces. Aluminum control arms will generally bend and prevent an accurate alignment. Steel control arms will crack and fracture and require close inspection annually and replacement every 3-4 years.

We sell OE BMW, OEM, and performance upgrade control arms from proven manufacturers. The control arm is so important to a BMW suspension that we insist on only top quality brands and designs and will never sell a control arm based on price alone. We also have upgrade packages with superior designs and better bushing options and we have bundled these together with valuable package savings.

Turner Offset Polyurethane Front Control Arm Bushing - 80A - E36, Z3, E30
Turner Motorsport - Corporate Logo
T#:393290
Part#: 012633TMS02-01
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Turner offset Polyurethane Front Control Arm Bushing - 95A - Pre-Installed In Brackets - E36, Z3, E30
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T#:397533
Part#: 012633TMS02-04KT
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Turner Offset Polyurethane Front Control Arm Bushing - 95A - E36, Z3, E30
Turner Motorsport - Corporate Logo
T#:393291
Part#: 012633TMS02-02
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OEM Lemforder Front Control Arm - Right - E30
Lemforder - Corporate Logo
T#:3633
Part#: 31121127726
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$69.50
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OEM Lemforder Front Control Arm - Left - E30
Lemforder - Corporate Logo
T#:3648
Part#: 31121127725
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Basic Monoball Bearing Service Kit
Packaged by Turner - Corporate Logo
T#:401616
Part#: 80402KT2
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Urethane Front Control Arm Bushings w/ 'Lollipop' - E30/E36
Ireland Engineering - Corporate Logo
T#:558815
Part#: E30E36UCAB
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$66.00
$66.00

Complete Monoball Bearing Service Kit
Packaged by Turner - Corporate Logo
T#:401617
Part#: 80402KT3
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$47.45
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Turner offset Polyurethane Front Control Arm Bushing - 80A - Pre-Installed In Brackets - E36, Z3, E30
Turner Motorsport - Corporate Logo
T#:397531
Part#: 012633TMS02-03
On Order, ETA Dec 11, 2018
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Front Control Arm - Right - E30, E36, Z3 - OE BMW Aluminum Replacement/Upgrade
Genuine BMW - Corporate Logo
T#:338048
Part#: 31121130824
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OE BMW Aluminum Replacement/Upgrade Front Control Arm - Left - E30, E36, Z3
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T#:338047
Part#: 31121130823
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IRP Lock Kit Pro Drift Suspension Kit - E30
IRP - Individual Racing Parts - Corporate Logo
T#:401477
Part#: IRPDK30-2
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