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    Quote Originally Posted by John in VA View Post
    Is the Meyle HD line of products any better?

    No. The HD's are exactlly what failed fantastically on mine; both the control arms and the bushings were HD's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John in VA View Post
    Is the Meyle HD line of products any better?
    The Meyle FCABs are just fine and hold up better than OEM BMW because they are solid rubber, not oil filled. This means they cannot pop. The Meyle FCABs are a good compromise between OEM and poly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by az3579 View Post
    No. The HD's are exactlly what failed fantastically on mine; both the control arms and the bushings were HD's.
    Curious to know how they failed? Especially the FCABs. How can rubber in an aluminum collar fail?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave1027 View Post
    The Meyle FCABs are just fine and hold up better than OEM BMW because they are solid rubber, not oil filled. This means they cannot pop. The Meyle FCABs are a good compromise between OEM and poly.
    The Z4M or M3 bushings are the better compromise because solid rubber and OEM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoVAphotog View Post
    The Z4M or M3 bushings are the better compromise because solid rubber and OEM.
    My concern with those is because of the offset of the bushing, they would not give much cushion on one side. That may not be an issue though due to the increased cushion on the frontal impact side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave1027 View Post
    Curious to know how they failed? Especially the FCABs. How can rubber in an aluminum collar fail?
    Both of the control arms had failed ball joints and both FCABs had play in them.
    They lasted less than 33,307 miles, or 1 year, 1 month, and a few days.
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