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    Need new wishbones ASAP e46

    Just descovered quite a bit of play in one of the balljoints of my passenger wishbone. So with a drive to santa pod looming at the weekend need to get them ASAP and fitted.

    So where's the best place online to order quality and good value wishbones?

    (bushes where change not long ago, but if come as a set don't mind)

    Cheers guys!

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    Problem is Ben you need them delivered Thursday at the very latest & I can't really see that happening
    Imo you need to buy them over the counter to ensure you have them in time to get them fitted?

    @Kevin Whittaker or @dailydoggy may be able to advise of a nearby motor factors that'll stock them?

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    I usually phone them. That said I boughtt a washer pump off them at 11pm one night and the guy replied, so hop on ebay or their site and explain you may get an answer.......


    (last things I bought of them was Meyle HD E36 lower arm and Meyle HD anti-roll bar links and lollipop bushes, before that about half the bushes for rebushing the two E36s, with some parts being Lemforder and cheaper off ECP)
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    Like Simon says(lol) I wouldn't trust the delivery, how about going into see your local motor factors?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xmak Ben View Post
    Just descovered quite a bit of play in one of the balljoints of my passenger wishbone. So with a drive to santa pod looming at the weekend need to get them ASAP and fitted.
    You don't need to replace the other if it still good
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    stick to lemfoerder or meyle or febi ones at a push...

    is yours sports suspension?

    E46 Wishbone

    meyle hd might be worth a punt as they are nearly as cheap for 2 as for 1 lemforder wishbone, and they have 4 year warranty,,


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    Quote Originally Posted by dailydoggy View Post
    stick to lemfoerder or meyle or febi ones at a push...

    is yours sports suspension?
    thought you might know somewhere local that had them on the shelf doggy?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Stal1878 View Post
    Like Simon says(lol) I wouldn't trust the delivery, how about going into see your local motor factors?
    Think all the local places will just have cheap and nasty ones

    Quote Originally Posted by e36coupe-328 View Post
    You don't need to replace the other if it still good
    Can't imagine it will be in much better nick, have a receipt in the history of them being replace shorty before buying it will have done 50k on them.

    Quote Originally Posted by dailydoggy View Post
    stick to lemfoerder or meyle or febi ones at a push...

    is yours sports suspension?

    E46 Wishbone

    meyle hd might be worth a punt as they are nearly as cheap for 2 as for 1 lemforder wishbone, and they have 4 year warranty,,


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    Yes is sport suspension, but IIRC aren't the early ones like mine the same wishbones sure I've read something along those lines??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xmak Ben View Post
    Think all the local places will just have cheap and nasty ones

    Can't imagine it will be in much better nick, have a receipt in the history of them being replace shorty before buying it will have done 50k on them.
    Maybe not if given a pair of cheap ones but it is a common misconception. You don't find people with wishbones that acceptnewball joints replacing arms or ball joints in pairs often as they know somtimes replacements last no where near as long as originals

    I've put 45K miles on the 328 and they look lik ethey are original. My wife's 325 I have just fitted a Meyle HD on one side and the other side is still fine. It had a pair of cheapy ones a bit beofre we bought it and she does about 6K a year so probably not half the mileage I have done in the 328 ago
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