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1984CJP 02-08-2013 11:34 AM

Suspension shake/shudder
 
I've had this problem with my 84 318i since i got it. It shakes/shudders when I go over 45-50mph and also when braking around the same speed. The rubber bushings are pretty shot and the shop where I got my tires last year said I might need tie rods. Does anyone think that could be it???
Tax time and I'm thinking of buying both any ideas on some good parts that aren't super expensive. I saw Bavauto had a "Front susp. kit-JL Germany. It has control arms w/ bushings, Lft and Rt. tie rods and sway bar links all for $220. Does this sound good:dunno:?

BMWFatherFigure 02-09-2013 06:02 AM

Good or not, it sounds like you need them! Price the same parts at the stealer and decide. Also ask yourself 'How long did the originals last? Is that good value?'. Hope your repairs go well.

_Ethrty-Andy_ 02-09-2013 02:16 PM

sorry be negative, but i dont think this required a thread? sounds like you already know what the issue is!

downhiller 02-09-2013 07:49 PM

$220 for all that? i spent that on control arms and bushing alone. sounds like a killer deal or a misprint

Chaunceton 02-09-2013 08:13 PM

It might also be a good idea to have your drive shaft inspected/balanced. If they aren't perfect they will create plenty of shakes.

1984CJP 02-10-2013 09:07 PM

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Originally Posted by downhiller (Post 7371370)
$220 for all that? i spent that on control arms and bushing alone. sounds like a killer deal or a misprint

Were your control arms and upgrade or just a replacment? What should I expect for the $220, should they be performance or just replacement?? I was thinking about skipping the control arms and just getting the tie rods, bushings, and stabilzer and sway bar links for now. How do you know when you need control arms???:dunno:

hornhospital 02-10-2013 10:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by downhiller (Post 7371370)
$220 for all that? i spent that on control arms and bushing alone. sounds like a killer deal or a misprint

Or cheap, no-name parts. :tsk:


Quote:

Originally Posted by 1984CJP (Post 7373333)
Were your control arms and upgrade or just a replacment? What should I expect for the $220, should they be performance or just replacement?? I was thinking about skipping the control arms and just getting the tie rods, bushings, and stabilzer and sway bar links for now. How do you know when you need control arms???:dunno:

Get the whole set, and buy quality or your money will be wasted. Lemforder or Meyle. I went the cheap route and had to replace everything AGAIN less than a year later. Expect to pay ~$400 for the arms, tie rods, drop links and all the bushings for the front end.

1984CJP 02-14-2013 10:45 PM

Wanted to buy a sway bar links but there is also stabilzer bar links. Is a sway bar and a stablizer bar the same thing? Also looking at sway bar bushings but i don't know how long the sway bar is. It's not in the manual:thumbdwn:. Does anybody know how long a stock swaybar is?

Nick323 02-14-2013 11:07 PM

The correct terminology is "Anti sway-bar" & you get different diameters on the E30.
Stabiliser bar is the rail on the pub counter you can hold onto when....


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