Front Outer Ball Joint, Rein - E53 X5
Fresh ball joint to restore ride comfort and steering precision. Replaces BMW part #31126756491
This is the outer ball joint for the front tension struts on E53 X5 models. The tension strut is also known as the thrust arm, upper control arm, or pull rod, and is the forward-most control arm on the E53 chassis. The outer ball joint can be replaced separate from the thrust arm on these models but there is also an inner bushing to be replaced as well.
Worn ball joints 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 tension strut ball joint at the first sign of wear.
This part is manufactured by Rein (CRP) Automotive - an original supplier to BMW for many various BMW parts. As an OEM Rein strives to meet all of BMW's original design, fitment, and performance requirements. OEM-type parts are the best alternative to more expensive Original BMW parts because they are virtually identical without the inflated price tag. This part has a two year warranty.
E53 X5 (00-06) > X5 3.0i M54
E53 X5 (00-06) > X5 4.4i M62 4.4L (99-03)
E53 X5 (00-06) > X5 4.4i N62
E53 X5 (00-06) > X5 4.6is M62
E53 X5 (00-06) > X5 4.8is N62