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Old 06-28-2007, 10:01 PM   #1
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97 z3 trailing arm - who sells them?

I have been told I need to replace the driver rear trailing arm in
my 97 Z3.

I cannot find anyone who sells these but BMW for 670+$. Way too
much. I must believe their is a source for these suspension parts.

Also, is it really bad? I hate top replace it if it is not really bad.
Alignment shop "thinks" it is bad. Any thoughts/experience appreciated.

newby z3 owner. Any help appreciated - mike
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Old 06-28-2007, 10:09 PM   #2
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ok could it be the bushings?

I do not want to replace the training arm as it is $600+

and may only be the busings. I "could" change the bushings and hope it is the real problem.

Any thoughts as to how I can "test" the existing
old bushings before replacing what may or may not be a
good or bad training arm.

Any advice appreciated. New to BMW world, moved from SAAB world
to faster vehicles.

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the 1st "professional" was wrong. After careful measurement, and inspection by different alignment shop, I conclude there
is nothing wrong with my trailing arm.

Going onto other things to fix.
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