The MEYLE-HD control arm kit for BMW and Mini features a technically improved aluminum control arm with a replaceable support joint and fastening material compared to the OE part, said the company. The aluminum construction ensures that the control arms are very well protected against corrosion and are particularly durable. The weight advantage of almost 20% compared to the OE counterpart offers advantages along the entire logistics chain. The kit consists of both control arms (left and right), matching MEYLE-HD bushings with holders and the necessary fastening material. The MEYLE-HD control arm kit was first presented at Automechanika 2018 and is now available under the parts numbers 3160500135/HD and 3160500136/HD.
The MEYLE-HD kit with the aluminum control arms was developed by MEYLE engineers in Hamburg, Germany, and was accompanied and tested at every stage of the process – from the initial idea to production and comprehensive quality tests.
Manufactured from high-quality aluminum, it provides improved strength and durability of the part compared to its OE counterpart, stated company. The smooth surface, which is created from a single piece, is not only a visual highlight, but is also less susceptible to cracking. In addition, the control arms are very well protected against corrosion by the aluminum used. At 4.2 kilograms, the control arm is just under 20% lighter than OE. This not only reduces the total weight of the vehicle, but also lowers costs on day-to-day repair shop and shipping activities, and saves required storage space.
According to the company, a further detail makes the control arm particularly sustainable: The MEYLE-HD ball joint, which is larger than the OE part, is individually replaceable and offers the advantage that not the complete control arm, but an individual component can be replaced selectively. Cost saving that benefit the repair shop and driver alike.