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  • Rocla
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    Originally posted by etxxz View Post
    i'ma give it a try. i have a 95M CA (w. fucked up ball joints) and a e30 inner ball joint just laying around. any special tips?

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  • Rocla
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    Originally posted by etxxz View Post
    i'ma give it a try. i have a 95M CA (w. fucked up ball joints) and a e30 inner ball joint just laying around. any special tips?
    I was talking about outer joints, no idea if e30 inners will work...

    Apply some force in hydraulic press and wait for few minutes, pump some more force and wait on, repeat untill the joint comes off with a bang.

    Insert new joint in same as the old was postion(it's marked with 2 slots) and start pressing it in. If the new joint is not going in straight start over.

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  • etxxz
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    i'ma give it a try. i have a 95M CA (w. fucked up ball joints) and a e30 inner ball joint just laying around. any special tips?

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  • Rocla
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    Originally posted by etxxz View Post
    e30 ball joint in a e36M control arm is what you are saying? confim pleeease, i'd like to test this
    Yes, e30 joints to e36 M control arms. Can be done.

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  • etxxz
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    e30 ball joint in a e36M control arm is what you are saying? confim pleeease, i'd like to test this

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  • Rocla
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    Officially there are no replacement joints for aluminium arm, just because the can't be replaced.

    The joint for steel arm works just fine.

    Also there are no replacement joint for e36 m3 arms(steel), but again e30 part will work fine.

    As said earlier, you do this at your own risk, BMW does not sell parts and will tell you its not possible.

    Using damaged components on car will risk your life.

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  • asubimmer
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    maybe I stand corrected then. thats where I got them for my steelies so like a dumbass I assumed they would have them for the aluminum's too...

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  • erik325i
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    Originally posted by asubimmer View Post
    worldpac

    I've heard you can press in new ones art but I've just done it on the steel ones.
    Last I checked, WorldPac only had the balljoints for the steel control arms. I couldn't find any that would fit aluminum ones. It was a couple years ago though...

    Erik

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  • asubimmer
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    worldpac

    I've heard you can press in new ones art but I've just done it on the steel ones.

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  • erik325i
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    Originally posted by Rocla View Post
    I have done multiple, succesfully. Your risk.
    Where did you get the balljoints?

    Erik

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  • z31maniac
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    Originally posted by Aptyp View Post
    :puppy:





    Unfair. I don't want to spend so much money again, so I'll just have to get steel ones. What a waste.

    Did you buy the used ones that were up for sale here awhile back?

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  • Rocla
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    Originally posted by Massive Lee View Post
    Cannot press new balljoints. They will fail. Sorry.
    I have done multiple, succesfully. Your risk.

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  • Aptyp
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    :puppy:





    Unfair. I don't want to spend so much money again, so I'll just have to get steel ones. What a waste.

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  • Massive Lee
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    Cannot press new balljoints. They will fail. Sorry.

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  • aSpecD_
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    Originally posted by Aptyp View Post
    I have aluminum m3 control arms on my car. Driver side inner balljoint recently started making disgusting cracking sound. Annoys the crap out of me.


    Big Question: since they are so freaking expensive to buy again, can I press in balljoint? If not, I'll end up buying a pair of steelies.
    did you get em for 300 bucks each side? omg

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