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My new E30 has a bad case of front end shimmy. It's pretty much at all speeds over 35mph and it gets worse when taking a curve. The car has 14" BBS basketweaves and a little over 100,000 miles.
Control arm bushings?
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Originally posted by bkcraun@Jun 20 2005, 05:37 AM
My new E30 has a bad case of front end shimmy. It's pretty much at all speeds over 35mph and it gets worse when taking a curve. The car has 14" BBS basketweaves and a little over 100,000 miles.
Control arm bushings?
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bushings, tie rods, control arms, steering rack, steering column, balanced tires, check them all

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Fixed. Replaced control arms and bushings and strut bearing plates.
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