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Old 11-14-2005, 01:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey folks,

It's nice to be back. The forum is looking good.

Anyone ever bought from these guys? They look reputable. I'm gonna try their "Front Control Arm Suspension Package" on my E34.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...RK%3AMEWN%3AIT

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Also going with a new pair bilstein touring struts from

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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.

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FCP online kit =
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Control arms
Thrust arms - with the heavy duty 750il bushing upgrade
Left and right Tie rods
Sway bar links
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Bilstein touring struts
Front Brake Disks
Alignment
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?

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