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Old 08-04-2014, 12:39 PM
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Bouncy suspension?

I have an 06 X3 with 135k miles, purchased it with 25k miles in 2008. Awesome car, all has been well.

Recently the suspension seems very bouncy at highway speeds. When a bigger bump is ran over, the car will oscillate several times up and down before stopping. Previously the suspension would give in once at most to absorb the bump and not bounce. I haven't had any recent events, hitting a massive hole etc. Is my suspension shot? It doesn't seem to occur more in the back or front, left or right. The whole car bounces up and down.

The tires may be underinflated, I need to check them. It's also a bit warm lately in Seattle... not sure what's going on.

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Old 08-04-2014, 05:06 PM
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At that kind of mileage, it is time for new struts. If you do a search, it seems like a handful of people (me inclusive) start running into problems in the 100-120k mls (160-200k km) range. The X3 rides firm but it should be a one-time thing....not "up and down" multiple times as you describe.
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Old 08-04-2014, 06:04 PM
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Yep time for a set of Bilstien HD shocks and possibly rear springs ( the ends tend to snap). Or you might consider trading it in for a newer model.

I did the auspension sawp. It felt great!

But eneded up trading it in 6 months later.
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Old 08-04-2014, 08:07 PM
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Thanks guys. Thus run a couple grand-ish?
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Old 08-04-2014, 09:54 PM
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Yeah. Check bavauto. When they have parts or gift. Certificate sale, it's pretty good.
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