Front Upper Spring Perch With Radial Bearing - E38, E39, E46 M3, E60 M5

If you are removing or changing the front struts or springs or replacing the upper strut mount, NOW is the perfect time to replace this upper spring perch. BMW calls it a "upper spring pocket with axial cage bearing". It's really the upper spring plate with the radial bearing set sandwiched between two plastic collars. The bearing is there to allow the spring to rotate a little before going into a bind. If there are popping noises coming from the front strut it's probably because this bearing set is worn or missing. The bearing insert is a common wear item becoming noisy, gritty, or will just fail completely. You won't feel that they're bad from driving the car but you may hear clunking or popping sounds from the front struts. You can replace the rubber mounts on the car but don't leave this part out! It may be just as worn and you won't want to put them back in the car. These are sold individually, so be sure to get two for your car.

The radial bearing set is used in some of our camber plate designs. It's compact, light weight, easy to replace, and inexpensive. It's an excellent alternative to pricey and obscure ball bearing sets found in other camber plates.

Upper Bearing/Spring Perch Applications:
1994-2001 E38 740i, 740iL, 750iL
1997-2003 E39 528i, 530i with EDC - electronic damping control - suspension only
1997-2003 E39 540i, M5
2001-2006 E46 M3
2000-2003 E52 Z8 Roadster, Alpina Roadster
1999-2006 E53 X5, including 3.0, 4.4i, 4.6is
2006-2010 E60 M5
2006-2010 E63, E64 M6 coupe, cabrio
2002-2008 E65, E66 745i, 745Li, 750i, 750Li, 760Li
2006-2008 E85, E86 Z4 M Roadster, M Coupe
T#: 118 | Part#: 31331090612
Part#: 31-33-1-090-612
Part#: 31 33 1 090 612
12% off MSRP $27.65
24.27 $24.27
Front Upper Spring Perch With Radial Bearing - E38, E39, E46 M3, E60 M5