This is the outer ball joint for the front tension struts on E9X 325xi/328xi/330xi/335xi and E84 X1 models. The tension strut is also known as the thrust arm, upper control arm, or pull rod, and is the rearward-most control arm on the E9X xDrive 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 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.
E90 / E91 / E92 / E93 (06-13) > 325xi
E90 / E91 / E92 / E93 (06-13) > 328xi
E90 / E91 / E92 / E93 (06-13) > 330xi
E90 / E91 / E92 / E93 (06-13) > 335xi N54 (07-10)
E90 / E91 / E92 / E93 (06-13) > 335xi N55 (11-13)
E84 X1 (2013-2015) > X1 28i xDrive
E84 X1 (2013-2015) > X1 35i xDrive