Front Outer Ball Joint, Meyle - E83 X3
Fresh ball joint to restore ride comfort and steering precision. Replacement for BMW part #31103438623
This is the outer ball joint for the front tension struts on E83 X3 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 E83 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.
There are two ball joints listed for the outer position: 31103418341 and 31103438623. Both are listed for the same X3 control arms. The 623 part number has a taller ball joint stud.
This ball joint is designed and engineered in Germany by Meyle to match or exceed the OEM part in every way. Meyle sees their products as an "OEM Premium" level of quality and value. Meyle emphasizes research, engineering, and testing even when reproducing an original design. Meyle parts are developed strictly in line with the guidelines and specifications of their own engineers in Hamburg, Germany and overseen and tested in the production process. Meyle parts are manufactured under ISO/TS 16949 standard, TUV approved, and have a four year warranty.
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)