BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > M3 (E90 / E92 / E93) > M3 Photos/Video/Media Gallery
 
Stick to Clutch
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      11-14-2010, 01:18 PM   #1
aka_phox
Captain
 
aka_phox's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 M3 Convertilble
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Italy

Posts: 607
iTrader: (0)

HELP!

Can someone tell me the name of this part thats bent? I think its "rear arm"? I hit a curb pretty hard. (passenger side) Car is Un-driveble! Looking for the part online...need to know about how much the part and labor would cost, and if any possible any other damage? Thanks

pic#1: pass. side (fucked)
pic #2: driver side (normal)
Attached Images
  

Last edited by aka_phox; 11-14-2010 at 01:37 PM.
aka_phox is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      11-14-2010, 01:22 PM   #2
eVitO
trollololol
 
eVitO's Avatar
 
Drives: Too slow
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Los Angeles/UCSD

Posts: 880
iTrader: (0)

Send a message via AIM to eVitO
Tie-rod. Similar thing happened to my GLK. I spent around $2100 fixing all of it.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by DisGuy View Post
god damn that car is nice. i would sell my girlfriend for it
Quote:
Originally Posted by mastek View Post
why dont you leave him a love note on the car -- with hearts and shit

lol - seriously tho -- I find notes on my car sometimes -- but it's NEVER from girls -- -- damm M3 is a ghey magnet
eVitO is offline   Ukraine
0
Reply With Quote
      11-14-2010, 01:37 PM   #3
Sean@PYSpeed.com
 
Sean@PYSpeed.com's Avatar
 
Drives: 2009 AW E92 M3
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Bay Area

Posts: 8,956
iTrader: (22)

Send a message via AIM to Sean@PYSpeed.com
Ouch, looks like an expensive replacement. Hope you get it soon.
Sean@PYSpeed.com is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      11-14-2010, 01:42 PM   #4
constantin
Lieutenant
 
constantin's Avatar
 
Drives: 4wheels
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: at home

Posts: 402
iTrader: (4)

How did that happen?
constantin is offline   Madagascar
0
Reply With Quote
      11-14-2010, 02:08 PM   #5
MDCTFTW
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Drives: E92 DCT
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Norcal

Posts: 1,974
iTrader: (0)

Hate to tell you, but I doubt that's the only thing you'll need to replace. Take her in.
__________________


MDCT ... so you can drive and eat a hamburger at the same time.
MDCTFTW is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      11-14-2010, 02:46 PM   #6
aka_phox
Captain
 
aka_phox's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 M3 Convertilble
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Italy

Posts: 607
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by constantin View Post
How did that happen?
i hit a curb.
aka_phox is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      11-14-2010, 03:05 PM   #7
aka_phox
Captain
 
aka_phox's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 M3 Convertilble
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Italy

Posts: 607
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by MDCTFTW View Post
Hate to tell you, but I doubt that's the only thing you'll need to replace. Take her in.
that crossed my mind. i see that the parts are all connected in some way...what else could need be replaced? what usually needs replacement with the "rear control arm"?
aka_phox is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      11-14-2010, 03:35 PM   #8
jtblcksprt
Private
 
Drives: often
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: STL

Posts: 92
iTrader: (1)

I was driving in the rain on fresh asphalt and hit a curb in my e90 325i, i forget the exact amount but it was between $3500 and $4000 in suspension damage. I don't have pictures, but my driver side wheel was angled in about 30 degrees when wheel was straight. I can only guess that the price would be much more on an M3.
jtblcksprt is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      11-14-2010, 03:41 PM   #9
leeor
Banned
 
Drives: 2010 Blue Prius III
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Los Angeles

Posts: 2,393
iTrader: (4)

thats a pretty sweet looking bend, aside from u needing to fix it that is...
leeor is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      11-14-2010, 05:10 PM   #10
aka_phox
Captain
 
aka_phox's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 M3 Convertilble
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Italy

Posts: 607
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by jtblcksprt View Post
I was driving in the rain on fresh asphalt and hit a curb in my e90 325i, i forget the exact amount but it was between $3500 and $4000 in suspension damage. I don't have pictures, but my driver side wheel was angled in about 30 degrees when wheel was straight. I can only guess that the price would be much more on an M3.
Im at about 15 degrees when the wheel is straight. Its also pushed against the back part of the wheel well too. thats where its rubbing.
My buddy was telling me, based on the material and the color of the piece thats bent, rear cntrl arm, he thinks that it was designed to bend in such a way to keep from damaging the rest of the suspension. the strut assembly is good. he said that he has seen a rally car wreck where it was hit in the same spot and the three attach to bolts, located above the dampner system under the hood, complety colasped...
I looked online and they have this part listed for less that $100 bucks. (index 8)

http://www.bmwpartsunlimited.com/par...layCatalogid=0
aka_phox is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      11-14-2010, 05:20 PM   #11
montreal red
chris
 
montreal red's Avatar
 
Drives: White Boat
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Toronto

Posts: 12,118
iTrader: (31)

Send a message via MSN to montreal red
it will be hard to tell what else has been damaged. there may be other parts that are slightly bent as well. so you probably have to take it in to a bmw shop or the dealer.
__________________

Current: 2013 F10 M5 & 2013 GLK350
997.1 GT3RS (gone)
2009 WRX STI (gone)
e92 M3 (gone)
montreal red is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      11-14-2010, 08:13 PM   #12
MDCTFTW
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Drives: E92 DCT
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Norcal

Posts: 1,974
iTrader: (0)

Ya, you just gotta bite the bullet and take it in so they can inspect all the suspension components. Especially if the tire is also pushed back against the quarter panel.

Pop your hood check and see if the top of the strut is messed. Struts go up and down not front to back.
__________________


MDCT ... so you can drive and eat a hamburger at the same time.
MDCTFTW is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      11-14-2010, 09:13 PM   #13
rzm3
Moderator
 
rzm3's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 M3
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: USA

Posts: 4,600
iTrader: (14)

go to realoem.com or bmwfans.info and look under front axle.

to buy parts just go to your local dealer since you are in italy?

as others have said, there could be more things that are bent/broken. You will definitely need an alignment when everything is installed.
__________________
E92 M3 DCT - AiM EVO4 Data Logger / AiM SmartyCam HD / KW Competition 2-Way / OMP ARS Racing Seats / Brembo GT 365 / Pagid Yellow RS-29 / Rear Seats Delete
rzm3 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      11-16-2010, 07:12 PM   #14
eVitO
trollololol
 
eVitO's Avatar
 
Drives: Too slow
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Los Angeles/UCSD

Posts: 880
iTrader: (0)

Send a message via AIM to eVitO
Quote:
Originally Posted by aka_phox View Post
that crossed my mind. i see that the parts are all connected in some way...what else could need be replaced? what usually needs replacement with the "rear control arm"?
Granted I hit my front wheel, but I had to replace upper & lower control arms, tie rod, inner fender lining, and strut mount.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by DisGuy View Post
god damn that car is nice. i would sell my girlfriend for it
Quote:
Originally Posted by mastek View Post
why dont you leave him a love note on the car -- with hearts and shit

lol - seriously tho -- I find notes on my car sometimes -- but it's NEVER from girls -- -- damm M3 is a ghey magnet
eVitO is offline   Ukraine
0
Reply With Quote
      11-16-2010, 07:29 PM   #15
ooowowizstev
Brigadier General
 
Drives: '08 E92 M3
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Los Angeles, Irvine

Posts: 4,088
iTrader: (4)

Ouch...
__________________
'08 E92 ///M3 - AW/BLK/CF, M-DCT, 19's
H&R, Vorsteiner, Eisenmann, BMC, BBS More to come...
ooowowizstev is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      11-16-2010, 07:56 PM   #16
walsh
Second Lieutenant
 
walsh's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 E92 M3
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Boston

Posts: 282
iTrader: (2)

To do that kind of damage you must've hit that curb pretty hard. I bet you bent your wheel too.
__________________
2011 E92 M3 | Le Mans Blue | Carbon Leather | Eisenmann Race | Edition Grilles | pic coming soon-ish

walsh is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:20 AM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST