1997 2.8 trailing arm

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dansutton
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1997 2.8 trailing arm

Post by dansutton » Tue 12 Sep, 2017 23:42

Hello all. Hope im in the correct section? Ive recently had an mot and ive been advised that i will have to renew/replace my driver side rear trailing arm soon as it is now heavily corroded/rusty. Passenger one seems fine. Does anyone know where i could get one relatively cheap/ someone trustworthy. Ive seen one on ebay for £325 which is powder coated etc and the dealers have quoted £1775 just for the part lol. Many thanks Danny.

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colb
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Re: 1997 2.8 trailing arm

Post by colb » Wed 13 Sep, 2017 09:03

The trailing arm is a hefty piece of metal, has yours corroded through revealing holes or is it just surface rust making it a bit thin in places?
If its in a bad state and I would seek a second opinion it might be an idea to get a replacement in better condition from one of the Breakers who are members on this forum. Clean and repaint and refit with new bushes.
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showpar ... Id=33_0998
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mrscalex
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Re: 1997 2.8 trailing arm

Post by mrscalex » Wed 13 Sep, 2017 09:23

I have a complete rear axle with trailing arms, diff and propshaft.

I was going to keep it for myself but happy to free the space and take the cash if it goes to a forum member.

I'm looking for £250. It's from a well maintained 2.2 but the trailing arms/brakes are all the same. It's solid with surface rust of course.

If you are interested PM me and I will send a photo. Don't buy the powder coated one off eBay. You are paying about £250 of the price for the shotblast/powder coat which is £30 worth.
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1999 Z3 1.9 Boston Green (Dimitri) - My brother's car owned from new and restored by me
2001 Z3 2.2 Topaz Blue (Trudy) - My car rebuilt from a write-off
2002 Z3 2.2 Titan Silver (Okus) - Project car waiting for a new engine
2001 Z3 2.2 Topaz Blue (Debra) - Donor car/breaker
1998 Z3 1.9 Boston Green (Allsworth) - Donor car/breaker now gone to Z3 heaven
Always happy to try and help with spares :)

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Re: 1997 2.8 trailing arm

Post by dansutton » Wed 13 Sep, 2017 11:07

Hello. I have PM'd you. Thanks danny.

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