Front Right Tension Strut, Lemforder - E83 X3
OEM passenger side tension strut / thrust arm with stock rubber bushing
This is the OEM Lemforder front right tension strut for the 2003-2010 E83 X3 models. The tension strut is also known as the thrust arm and is the forward-most control arm on the E83 chassis. The arm includes the inner hydrobearing bushing (but not the outer ball joint). The bushing is filled with a vibration-absorbing fluid that does a great job of isolating bumps and rough roads, until the fluid leaks or evaporates. Worn X3 bushings will affect the ride, handling, and steering of the car and can also cause clunking noises and vibrations. To restore steering precision and taught handling, replace the complete tension strut at the first sign of wear.
This is an OEM tension strut / thrust arm made by Lemforder, one of the original suppliers to BMW of this part and many other suspension components on your car. It comes with a two year warranty.
Powerflex urethane replacement inner bushings are also available (see below).
The outer ball joint attached to this arm is sold separately. See below for the OEM ball joint.
E83 X3 (04-10) > X3 2.5i M54 (2003-2005)
E83 X3 (04-10) > X3 3.0i M54 (2003-2006)
E83 X3 (04-10) > X3 3.0si N52 (2007-2010)