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Old 09-12-2010, 08:25 AM
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Hello e34 community!

Hey guys im new to the site, but always came here and looked at threads to look for help with my car issues. Figured it was time to man up, join, and start asking questions for myself
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Old 09-12-2010, 09:46 AM
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Old 09-12-2010, 11:03 AM
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Old 09-12-2010, 02:34 PM
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Old 09-12-2010, 05:10 PM
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Yea sorry bout that had work and all, uhm so i have a 95 bmw e34 525i. Im 17 my first car been rebuilding it with my dad for awhile. Tomorrow ill post some pictures its raining pretty bad right now.

Oh also the rims are way tooooo big for the car they were on there when we bought it 20" not my style saving up for 17s. As far as performance just put raceland headers on it, a performance chip from performance chip direct (the one you splice into the IAT) works okay, and a K&N cold air intake.
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Old 09-12-2010, 05:12 PM
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Also trying to figure out that front end wobble at 50-60 mph and the brake wobble around 45. I was reading and a lot of you guys said it could be the thrust arm bushings, so i bought those and im waiting for them to get here.
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Old 09-13-2010, 01:33 PM
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And like i said rims way to big haha.
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Old 09-13-2010, 03:18 PM
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Old 09-13-2010, 08:03 PM
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Over in Pemberton, its a nice little neighborhood
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Old 09-14-2010, 06:23 AM
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for front end get fcp kit and replace the control/thrust arms and sway bar links. if you really want to upgrade get bilstein sports struts and h&r (etc) lowering springs go for 16 in rims will ride nice and handle on rails. bmw recommends doing the whole front end at once and it makes a huge difference rather than constantly replacing worn components. fcp groton has very reasonably priced suspension kits. turner motorsport has great packages on the bilstein/h&r sping sets. it can get pricey but the ride is well worth it and you wont have to do it again for quite some time.
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Old 09-14-2010, 12:32 PM
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for front end get fcp kit and replace the control/thrust arms and sway bar links. if you really want to upgrade get bilstein sports struts and h&r (etc) lowering springs go for 16 in rims will ride nice and handle on rails. bmw recommends doing the whole front end at once and it makes a huge difference rather than constantly replacing worn components. fcp groton has very reasonably priced suspension kits. turner motorsport has great packages on the bilstein/h&r sping sets. it can get pricey but the ride is well worth it and you wont have to do it again for quite some time.
Thanks i looked up those kits its not bad money wise because you get a lot of things that would usually cost you an arm and a leg buying em seperatly appreciate it
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Old 09-14-2010, 04:05 PM
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If you plan on keeping the car, I recommend sticking with oem brands. Too many have tried cheap copies that last less than a year, sometimes as little as 6 months.
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Old 09-16-2010, 11:47 AM
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Changed out the bearings wobble is gone, i replaced all of the other control arms and sway bars a few months ago
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Old 09-16-2010, 03:14 PM
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Changed out the bearings wobble is gone, i replaced all of the other control arms and sway bars a few months ago
Which bearings? Wheel bearings I'm assuming.
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Old 09-16-2010, 04:11 PM
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Old 09-18-2010, 02:00 PM
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Sorry bout the delay guys busy week, the the thrust arm bearings. it was gone then a new problem came up. wobbles at like 45 now... so im still trying to save up for smaller rims. 17" 18" max
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Old 09-19-2010, 09:13 AM
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Old 09-19-2010, 09:17 AM
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The rims are a bit over the top
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Old 09-19-2010, 09:17 AM
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Large rims really don't look good on the E34. It's a very conservatively styled vehicle.
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Old 09-19-2010, 07:09 PM
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OP acknowledges in post #5 that the wheels that came on the car are too big and he is saving up for 17's.
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Old 09-20-2010, 08:25 AM
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What do you guys think about 18" six series rims? Ill post a pick soon
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Old 09-20-2010, 09:01 AM
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Or if you guys want, help me out with some suggestion links of rims not exceeding 500$

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Old 09-20-2010, 09:02 AM
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18" are way too big imo. 17 inch rims are just right. Please don't use rims that belong on a different bmw series, that generally reflects very poor taste and is very unlike a 5 series' character.
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Old 09-20-2010, 06:29 PM
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Welcome!! You seem to be pretty car savvy so your best bet on wheels would be to find some nice OEM style wheels and refinish them. I just picked up a set of brand new Style 32s (17") for mine, but haven't gotten them on yet.
Also, Dirty Jerz pride haha. I don't think you're that far away from me. I'm in Wayne
Good luck with the car!
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Old 09-21-2010, 07:27 AM
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Welcome!! You seem to be pretty car savvy so your best bet on wheels would be to find some nice OEM style wheels and refinish them. I just picked up a set of brand new Style 32s (17") for mine, but haven't gotten them on yet.
Also, Dirty Jerz pride haha. I don't think you're that far away from me. I'm in Wayne
Good luck with the car!
Haha thanks 95 ill do anything to get rid of that stupid wobble.. Or atleast bring it down a little. Jersey born n' raised!
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