Front Control/Caster Arm Set - Standard

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OEM Part Number (Left Arm): 31122282121
Alternative Part Number: 31126777851
Alternative Part Number: 31126758519
OEM Part Number (Right Arm): 31122282122
Alternative Part Number: 31126777852
Alternative Part Number: 31126758520
OEM Part Number (Bushes): 31126757623
Alternative Part Number: 31126783376
Febi-Bilstein Part Number: 18802/18803
$349
  |  Price Per Set (GST included)

This Fits

Please carefully review the table below to ensure this part correctly corresponds with your car’s model, build dates, and body style.

Model Body Build
     
318i Sedan 07.98 to 02.05
320i Sedan 07.98 to 02.05
323i Sedan 03.98 to 08.00
325i Sedan 09.00 to 02.05
328i Sedan 03.98 to 08.00
330i Sedan 09.00 to 02.05
320i Touring 07.98 to 02.05
316ti Compact 03.00 to 12.04
318ti Compact 03.01 to 12.04
325ti Compact 03.00 to 12.04
320Ci Coupe 04.99 to 05.06
323Ci Coupe 04.99 to 08.00
325Ci Coupe 01.00 to 05.06
328Ci Coupe 04.99 to 08.00
330Ci Coupe 01.00 to 05.06
325Ci Convertible 02.00 to 08.06
330Ci Convertible 02.00 to 08.06
Model Body Build
     
2.5i All 02.03 to 12.05
2.5si All 01.06 to 08.08
3.0i All 02.03 to 12.05
3.0si All 01.06 to 08.08

Description

One of the most common problems with the ageing E46 3 Series (and E85/6 Z4 models) is the worn lower control arm bushings and ball joints. As it's a gradual deterioration, many owners don't notice the classic symptoms of poor turn-in response, soggy feedback during cornering, and decreased braking performance. Febi-Bilstein offer this set of aluminium front lower control arms with the caster bushes pre-pressed onto the arms, allowing for a simple and easy bolt-in installation. Made in Germany to exact OEM specifications, this set comes with standard ball joints for all E85/6 Z4 & E46 3 Series models, and will significantly improve the ride, handling, and braking on your BMW.

Helpful Tips

We recommend having a laser wheel alignment performed after any suspension work. Read about our own experience with replacing the front control/caster arms by clicking here

More Details

Manufacturer Febi-Bilstein
Made in Germany
Required per car 1
Fitting Position Front Axle

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Perfect fit, great price, fast delivery. My old worn control arms were knocking and giving me vibrating steering wheel over 80kms. Now perfect... thanks guys will buy from again (Posted on 7/11/2018)
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My old control arm had left side ball joint slightly worn and 11 deg out of alignment. Its an assured peace to know that, with a new alignment, the front end is much more secure. (Posted on 27/06/2018)
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Received order extremely quickly. The parts fitted perfectly and has improved the ride. A much secure feel of the steering and front end. Took Lucas advice to complete the change over with wheel alignment. Was 10 deg out so with the new control arms, it certainly needs to have the alignment. Thanks Clickableauto. (Posted on 25/04/2018)
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Most impressed at the speed & efficiency of processing my order and the ease of using your website,Control arms were of high German quality and arrived quickly by Australia Post in excellent condition.

I will definitely use Clickable Automotive again, and I have recommended friends to do the same.

Peter
South Australia (Posted on 17/01/2018)
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Great product, and was delivered the next day! I am very happy with this product (Posted on 19/12/2017)
Good replacement
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I was getting slight vibration which was found to be coming from the front end bushing. I swapped it out with these arms and its fine now, although while the drivers side went on easy I had a lot of trouble getting the passenger side on. Not sure why, but now that its on and aligned the car drives well again (Posted on 9/12/2017)
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Fantastic as always!
Review by Kyle
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I suffered from severe tramlining/drifting in and out of lanes, I didn't notice how bad it was until I got a pair of these! Fantastic quality quick delivery what more could you ask for? (Posted on 17/10/2016)
Fantastic!
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Fast and efficient customer service and postage! which is what you want when ordering car parts. The car handles like new and you wouldn't have thought anything was wrong in the first place. Would definitely recommend (I think I already have) and would gladly use again (Posted on 17/10/2016)
Excellent as usual
Review by Scott
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These lower control arms were better than I expected.
Very well packaged and for $10.00 excellent value for money (as usual) Always fast delivery, turned up in less than a week from paying for them.
As usual though, having a BMW, having a hoist would be great for jobs like these. Are you listening Honey?
With Clickable and a hoist, BMW's would be a sinch to work on by anyone. (Posted on 5/06/2016)
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Review by John
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Has improved handling (mainly tram lining) and braking. I could not notice any increase in road noise from the originals. Like was said before the screw type ball joint separator is a major help! (Posted on 12/04/2016)
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Great quality part, the new control arms made a huge different to the handling, as always super quick delivery and service (Posted on 23/03/2016)
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great to deal with fast shipping and good quality (Posted on 14/03/2016)
What a difference!
Review by Mike
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Well after installing these castor arms, the handling difference was amazing! No more tramlining and no more clunks when braking hard! Getting the old ones off was the biggest challenge in the whole exercise and I strongly urge anyone planning on fitting these to invest in a good ball joint separator, preferably the screw in type. I used a "pickle fork" style separator and just could not budge the joint on the RHS wheel hub assembly. Problem is that the shock absorber takes a lot of energy out to the wallop from the hammer and in my case was insufficient to separate. In the end, I took the whole disk assembly off the car and put it on the garage floor. Three healthy strikes and it was apart. RHS took me 6 hours. LHS took less than 90 mins as it was not as stuck.

These units are beautifully engineered and fit perfectly. Having the bushes pre-pressed onto the end made it so much easier to fit as I have seen people struggle on youtube videos to push them on. One note: the nut on the chassis joint is a 22mm whereas the one I removed was a 21mm so make sure you have a full spanner set available.

Overall a successfull DIY and one I have to repeat on our other E46. (Posted on 1/08/2015)