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If it was me, I would only be replacing links that are worn or that have rubber that looks shot. The rear suspension is adjustable; that is why you need an alignment. One of the links has an eccentric that I believe adjusts camber. Someone more experienced might be able to add more here.
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If it was me, I would only be replacing links that are worn or that have rubber that looks shot. The rear suspension is adjustable; that is why you need an alignment. One of the links has an eccentric that I believe adjusts camber. Someone more experienced might be able to add more here.
Ok, I'll know more when I dig in and do a visual inspection.

Thanks tuttebenne your info definitely helps!
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There are only 4 control bars in this pelicanparts pic and tech article, but in the article it talks about a "5 link system" is this pic of the "rear stabilizer sway bar link" below part of the the 5 links that should be replaced they speak of but is not illustrated, or am I missing something? Also their article talks about getting an alignment after replacing the links, I presume its talking about a front end alignment. Would I still need it if the alignment has already checked out?

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The fifth link is the lower control arm. Camber is not adjustable with the stock 5-link, but you can get an aftermarket adjustable camber link.

The eccentric tuttebenne is talking about is the toe link. For me, I'd buy the set and change them all and be done with it.

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The fifth link is the lower control arm. Camber is not adjustable with the stock 5-link, but you can get an aftermarket adjustable camber link.

The eccentric tuttebenne is talking about is the toe link. For me, I'd buy the set and change them all and be done with it.

Very cool Illustration! Thx partnumber..

I bought the 4 control arms kit. Is the "toe link" one of these illustrated in pic below that is called the Camber link? (blue arrow) if not would the "toe link" be also called a "rear stabilizer sway bar", (pic below) if not which one is?

And just to clarify, the 5th link you said would be the lower control arm, should it be replaced amoung the kit as per your recommendation or just the bushings in them? I attached another pic of what is called lower control arms. Kinda confusing...

Sorry for being so long winded, but because of the multiple names for one part I wanted to be sure what is what before I buy something else I might not need.

Thanks guys for helping to make things clearer.
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The bushes for the lower control arm are the ones in your post 19.
The adjustable arm for setting alignment at the rear is the one with the ball joint on the end. Adjustment is performed opposite the ball joint.
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LCA doesn't have to be replaced, just the balljoints with the blue snap ring in your pic on previous page and inner bushings. Will need special press to get out. The sway bar links can be replaced with metal ones from S124 with minor easily DIY mods.

Toe link is the red arrow. Camber link is blue arrow.

Here's info on adjustable camber link:

https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w20...mber-arms.html
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The bushes for the lower control arm are the ones in your post 19.
The adjustable arm for setting alignment at the rear is the one with the ball joint on the end. Adjustment is performed opposite the ball joint.
Ok, the one with the "ball joint" sorry I've attached bunches of pics. What is the name of the one with the ball joint amoung my pics. Is a colored arrow pointing to it, is it the ones identified as sway bar links with the pink background?

Just for clarification...thx
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LCA doesn't have to be replaced, just the balljoints with the blue snap ring in your pic on previous page and inner bushings. Will need special press to get out. The sway bar links can be replaced with metal ones from S124 with minor easily DIY mods.

Toe link is the red arrow. Camber link is blue arrow.

Here's info on adjustable camber link:

https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w20...mber-arms.html
Ok just saw your post on your explanation. I'll review everything and let it soak in.

Thx all..
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Did you purchase kit yet? Fcp has lemfoerder kit for less than 290, and includes lifetime warranty! Lemfoerder > Meyle
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Did you purchase kit yet? Fcp has lemfoerder kit for less than 290, and includes lifetime warranty! Lemfoerder > Meyle
I did, I bought the Meyle Kit from Ebay and it shipped. A bit cheaper but no life time warranty.

But thanks for the recommendation, I had forgotten about FCP Euro.
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