This package covers the front control arms and bushings with Meyle HD sport parts that are direct replacements for the originals but with sharper steering, better handling, and more life. Meyle HD parts are designed and engineered in Germany using an OE+ approach. Meyle engineers use the original design but with several improvements in materials and design to make a component that lasts longer and performs better than the stock link. Meyle HD parts are true upgrades that surpass OEM parts but without compromises to noise or ride quality. Meyle HD parts have a four year warranty.
E46 control arm ball joints and bushings last approximately 2-3 years / 50,000 miles and then show signs of wear (much sooner with track/autocross use). A worn set of front control arms and bushings can play havoc on the handling and tire wear of your vehicle. It's absolutely vital to regularly inspect your control arms, ball joints, and bushings for wear and fatigue before it becomes a dangerous safety issue. Your ball joints may have a level of wear without you feeling it through the steering wheel or chassis. Fresh ball joints also tighten up the handling and steering, giving you a more direct steering feel and more confident handling. If you feel some of your BMW handling crispness is gone, check the E46 front lower control arms and bushings.
We sell several different types of control arms, as well as bushings, depending on your budget and intended use. These are HD sport bushings and control arms with better feel than the original parts and longer life. The Meyle HD arms are our preferred control arm on the E46, using a similar approach as the ZHP arms but without the inflated cost.
Meyle HD arms are also available with upgraded Powerflex urethane bushings as a Stage I kit
for even better steering feel and handling improvement.
E46 (99-05) > 320i
E46 (99-05) > 323Ci
E46 (99-05) > 323i
E46 (99-05) > 325Ci
E46 (99-05) > 328Ci
E46 (99-05) > 328i
E46 (99-05) > 330Ci
E46 (99-05) > 330iZ Series
E85 / E86 Z4 (03-08) > Z4 2.5i M54
E85 / E86 Z4 (03-08) > Z4 3.0i M54
E85 / E86 Z4 (06-08) > Z4 3.0i N52
E85 / E86 Z4 (06-08) > Z4 3.0si N52