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      09-26-2007, 07:31 AM   #1
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should i change this?!??!!?

i went to bmw service to change somthing to the steering and after that they called me and said i have to change also whats in the picture because i will have trobles!! I need your opinion!!Should i change it or not?!?!
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      09-26-2007, 09:33 AM   #2
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I don't know how it is called in english, but they say with all it costs 1100 dollars.
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did you run over something?
looks like your (rear) sway bar mounting bracket & where it mounts to the lower control arm.
am i close?
if it's aluminum, my guess is it's done...because it is more prone to failure by shear.

OE suspension parts ain't cheap.
if it was me, i'd ride it out and keep my eyes open for used parts.
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what did you hit? went over a curb?
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what did you hit? went over a curb?

it was a big sidewalk and after it was a hole and i kind of hit it under. but it wasan't so hard. they are very sensible!! i don't know if i can change it on casco!!!
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it really only looks like it got scratched ... it doesnt look bent IMO. I wouldnt say its bad enough to change out.
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it def looks like its bent up and to the side a little bit, but i would assume you cant even tell the difference. If it were to break on you while driving i dont think it would be too bad because its not an integral part of the suspension.

If it breaks then fix it. Or, inspect it from time to time noting its exact condition to see if it worsens. Other than that, i think your cool man, dont let some dealership take your money.
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it def looks like its bent up and to the side a little bit, but i would assume you cant even tell the difference. If it were to break on you while driving i dont think it would be too bad because its not an integral part of the suspension.

If it breaks then fix it. Or, inspect it from time to time noting its exact condition to see if it worsens. Other than that, i think your cool man, dont let some dealership take your money.
thank you people, but i have changed it with the insuarance money!!!
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