Glad to see this thread is alive and well. Just thought I would also comment that I will unfortunately be performing this job again in a week or so. After about 2 years since posting my comments about this job, my cheapo Karlyn arms are causing severe shimmy when braking.
Interestingly enough, I get no shimmy/vibration at the steering wheel at any speed, but I do get it when braking. And yes, I have isolated the shimmy to the arms and not the rotors or pads.
Just wanted to put it out there. DON"T BUY KARLYN's or FCP or any Chinese made control or thrust arms! It's not worth it and you'll be replacing them within 2 years easily. This time, I'll be going with Lemfoerder OEM's currently 105 each at Pelican Parts.
Sadly, I also bought Karlyn control arms about 1 1/2 years ago, so if the shimmy issue isn't resolved by replacing the thrust arms, I'll be buying Lemfoerder controls arms soon too. Ugh!
- 2008 R350 Mercedes Wagon
- 2003 M3 Coupe - Alpine SMG
- 2001 530i - 5 speed, Anthracite Metallic, Sport Package
Last edited by aa240sx; 10-02-2012 at 10:13 AM.