Front Left Tension Strut, Meyle HD - E60 525xi/528xi/530xi/535xi
Meyle HD control arm with solid rubber bushings for better performance and longer life
The Meyle HD front left thrust arm for the 2004-2010 E60 525xi/528xi/530xi/535xi uses a stiffer rubber bushing to provide more precision and responsiveness. The stock rubber bushings are designed as a compromise between a soft pliable ride and crisp BMW handling. If you feel that the E60 steering is a bit too soft these are a perfect upgrade. This is the E60 driver's side thrust arm, also known as a radius rod, tension strut, or upper control arm.
Worn original E60 rubber bushings cause steering vibration, imprecise steering feel, and sloppy handling. The bushings are replaceable on their own but pre-installed on the arm is the better option. The outer ball joint is sold separately (see link below).
This HD thrust arm is made by Meyle, a leading supplier of bushing upgrades for European vehicles. Meyle recognizes shortcomings in original bushing designs and makes improvements that have positive effects in handling, steering, and the longevity of the bushing. Meyle HD bushings come with a four year warranty.
E60 / E61 (04-10) > 525xi N52 (2006-2007)
E60 / E61 (04-10) > 528xi
E60 / E61 (04-10) > 530xi N52 (2006-2007)
E60 / E61 (04-10) > 535xi