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Old 12-29-2012, 05:03 PM
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Inexpensive Suspension Refresh - Front and Rear

My project for the 97 328i for the new year includes a suspension refresh - what is required and what is the least pricey option? Yes, I am being a bit cheap but then, $$s are tight as of now. Here is what I am looking to do:

Front Axle:


stabilizer bar bushings

Stabilizer bar endlinks

control arm outer bushings

Driver side sway bar bracket mounting has corroded, will be welded on, just got the part from pelican.

Just did tierods 2 months ago.

What else would be needed here? Ball joints?

Note: I hear/feel the bump pretty well in the rear, however, there is no slippery feel as it was before doing the RTABs.

Did RTABs in february, thing is, I didn't know then that there are upper and lower RTABs, God knows how much was done. Last time a mechanic looked at it, they did not suggest anything needs replacement. But I can certainly feel the bumps - shocks?

Stabilizer bar bushings
Stabilizer bar links.
Shocks and Springs (one spring is broken I believe).

What else needs to be replaced? Anyone knows? What kind of $$s am I looking at if I get all the above done

Blast that damned starter!
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