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post #1 of 8 Old 4th July 2016, 06:05 PM Thread Starter
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e60 m5 Thrust Arms (clicking noise)

Hello,

I have replaced the thrust arms a total of 4 times over the past year.
The first time was from oem so that was fine. The 2nd time was because i havent quite broken them in and spun out in the rain so that shot the rubber and they bled out. 3rd time i had the thrust arms on for 5 months and i thin this was purely the result of tight city driving ( mainly those parking lots) Now the car is sitting on a fresh set of thrust arms bushings and all every other front suspension component looks okay.

Here is the issue ( if you can call it that) The car makes a little clicking noise when in parking lots if i turn the wheel into the locking position (either way) now incase you are wonder what that clicking noise is it is the thrust arm bushing the bushing is rubber filled with "lube" but outside the rubber there is a plastic gasket. Now could someone please explain to me why this plastic gasket always breaks. i have installed the arms 1 time without the plastic gasket no clicking noise. But my shop says that the gasket is their because its an m5 and it makes things tighter. . . Id begg the differ so to speak.


anyway if anyone has more insight into these things please let me know.

My next set will be a new thrust arms on dinan bushing as my shop could not fit a polyurethane bushing. (idiots?)


here is the link to the part- BMW Control Arm - Front Driver Side Upper - eEuro Preferred 31126774825A - Free Shipping Available


here is close up pick of the said gasket



that small black lining actually pops out its not glued to the rubber and its a hard plastic with a metal ring. i have 2 old thrust arms i can get better picks of this said gasket.

at the dealership the people really dont know what it is they just stick it in. on average i notice once you replace the thrust arms and bushing the car rides okay for 12k miles and then they are shot again. my BMW adviser says this is due to the car being an M car and once you touch the suspension its hard to make it the same ( i agree although dinan or polyurethane should be a better alternative. )
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post #2 of 8 Old 4th July 2016, 06:27 PM
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Time to step up and get a set of balls.

I used to blow through mine as well:

https://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e60...han-yours.html

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1988 e28 m5 STROKER 420bhp 91 octane(Paul Burke s38b39); VAC LTW flywheel; MegaSquirt G2 DME; Nuke Performance fuel rail and pressure regulator, Carbon Fiber CSL intake; Lifeline Zero 360 FIA 3.0kg Novec fire suppression; Cool Shirt Pro Air/Water system; Euro RestoMod track car: caged, 6 point Schroth FIA harness, FIA Sparco Ergo & Sabelt GT-160 seats...AC/heater, interior, sunroof, rear seat delete; Euro Headers, dump valve, and race cats; CAE Ultra shifter; custom Ground Control Coilovers/camber plates; Mason Engineering front/rear strut bars; Brembo 6/4 BBK; 17x9 BBS Style 42 w/Michelin Cup 2; undergoing Euro restoration, building the e28 CSL ///Motorsport never built. 5.71lbs/hp

Not-spec e30 racercar!!! Fully caged for wheel 2 wheel racing

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Time to step up and get a set of balls.

I used to blow through mine as well:

https://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e60...han-yours.html
HAHAAH


the 4th time when i was ordering the arms i went and started my order with dinan but i called them up and they told me it be at-least a week i was in a hurry and wen with oem but believe me on 5th time it will be monoballs.
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They have turned red. GAS Man products



ohh man those are some really nice balls,

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Back in the day, Dinan was the only option.

It's good to see GAS offer up some good competition and an outstanding alternative.

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1988 e28 m5 STROKER 420bhp 91 octane(Paul Burke s38b39); VAC LTW flywheel; MegaSquirt G2 DME; Nuke Performance fuel rail and pressure regulator, Carbon Fiber CSL intake; Lifeline Zero 360 FIA 3.0kg Novec fire suppression; Cool Shirt Pro Air/Water system; Euro RestoMod track car: caged, 6 point Schroth FIA harness, FIA Sparco Ergo & Sabelt GT-160 seats...AC/heater, interior, sunroof, rear seat delete; Euro Headers, dump valve, and race cats; CAE Ultra shifter; custom Ground Control Coilovers/camber plates; Mason Engineering front/rear strut bars; Brembo 6/4 BBK; 17x9 BBS Style 42 w/Michelin Cup 2; undergoing Euro restoration, building the e28 CSL ///Motorsport never built. 5.71lbs/hp

Not-spec e30 racercar!!! Fully caged for wheel 2 wheel racing

1996 FZJ 80; LOCKED; Factory TRD Supercharger; Expo/Overland/Backcountry Rig; custom sleeper/drawer system, full rock armor, 33"s on 2.5" OME Heavy Lift; Rigid LEDs F/R; 231,000 miles and counting.
2008 Audi A3 S-Line Quattro w/flappy paddles (Mammoth Mountain Commuter)
2000 e39 m5 TiAg (Gone, but not forgotten) sold 7/2014.

The Indys that I trust for all my Beasts' needs: oceansidemotorsports.com my local physician for service
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einhornindustires because WolfPack!

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