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#1 (permalink) Old 10-07-2003, 12:37 AM
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I stumbled accross this site looking for some advice and have been glued to it for 4 hours, this site rules! Anyway, I have a 1993 325is and am recently been trying to figure out whats wrong with my suspension. When I first got it a year ago it handled like a champ, but now it seems to lean alot more on corners, i feel bumps more and it tends to pull into ruts easy. I got some new tires (Toyo 205/15/50series) which helped alot, but not sure what else it could be. Also got new Koni shocks and struts, new and new tie rods (then of course a wheel alignment). Don't know what else it could be???? Do the right tires make a huge difference or could the sway bars be old?? ghead
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Tough luck, its just basically worn and u have to replace the shocks, though some would also replace the springs cos its got a limited lifespan as well.
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i wouldve thought blown or leaking shocks aswell, but koni makes excellent dampers and that shouldnt be your problem. ive heard of sway bars falling out of place, but its rare, still worth it for you to check though. what kind of shocks did you have before the koni's? and are the koni's adjustable?
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i wouldve thought blown or leaking shocks aswell, but koni makes excellent dampers and that shouldnt be your problem. ive heard of sway bars falling out of place, but its rare, still worth it for you to check though. what kind of shocks did you have before the koni's? and are the koni's adjustable?

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thanks, I'll check out the bars. I just had stock shocks from before, don't think they were ever changed when I bought it at 100K miles. The Koni's aren't adjustable either.
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