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Old 12-22-2012, 12:35 PM
Dackelone Dackelone is offline
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First off - GREAT thread!

Originally Posted by aa240sx View Post
...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.
Ok guys I need some help. I too get a vibration in the steering wheel - but only when I am braking medium to hard - from high speeds 140 kph and down. The vibration can be felt in the steering wheel only when braking from the 140 kph down to about 80 kph it stops. Also when I am just about to come to a complete stop... it feels to me that the brakes are grabbing or are warped. But they are not! I have only used German made suspension parts! No cheap Chinese stuff on my ride.

some of the things I have replaced on the front suspension(new parts)...

thrust arm (Meyle)
control arm (Meyle)
outer tie rods (Meyle)
inner tie rod - middle (Meyle)
wheel bearings (SKF)
brake rotors and pads (ATE)

tires are new and balanced.

I suspect that the thrust arms I got did not have the HD bushings that a lot of guys talk about. I am thinking I should have BMW HD bushings pressed into my thrust arms.

Any words of wisdom?

Last edited by Dackelone; 12-22-2012 at 12:36 PM.