It went well
Well, it took me three long days, but I got it all done. (Happy Thanksgiving)The parts from "foriegn car parts online" seem fine. -the test will be in how long they last.
FCP online kit =
Thrust arms - with the heavy duty 750il bushing upgrade
Left and right Tie rods
Sway bar links
Bilstein touring struts
Front Brake Disks
4 Bridgstone Potenza G009 Tires
I didn't replace the idler arm that came with FPC's kit. I couldn't SEE any wear.
The car feels way tighter and and barely rolls in fast turns. The shocks are a bit stiff for a few of our bumpy louisiana roads, but I'm extremely happy with them in smooth cornering applications.
I had hoped that my 55-65 mph shimmy would disapear with all new balljoints, but it still there. Sometimes it's worse than others. If I'm accelerating through those speeds I never notice it, but if I let off the throttle or drive at a constant 58~ it's a bit shaky.
Could it be that idler arm I left out? or do I need to give the tire shop another try at balancing the wheels? Other ideas?
Last edited by hpacc; 12-01-2005 at 07:44 PM.