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2378Re: [bmw e28] front end shimmy.

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  • iain@535se.co.uk
    May 12, 2004
      I used to get this when my lower control arms were worn out, worth checking
      but if you do replace them don't get aftermarket copies as they won't last
      more than 12 months.

      "Sumain" <sumain@...> wrote:

      > Check if the wheels are hub-centred or not.
      >
      > The weight of the car should be borne by the wheel hub and not the lugs.
      > The hub hole in the wheel should be a snug fit on the wheel hub. In case
      > there is a gap, you will need adapters to fill the space.
      >
      > Cheers
      >
      > Sumain
      >
      >
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: milkandcereal10 [mailto:no_reply@...]
      > Sent: Wednesday, May 12, 2004 10:12 AM
      > To: bmwe28@...
      > Subject: [bmw e28] front end shimmy.
      >
      > hey guys.
      >
      > i've got an '85 535i that has a horrible shimmy up
      > front when i approach 45 miles per hour. i've had both
      > right and left lower tie rods replaced and the idler
      > arm and bushing with it. the whole front end really
      > shakes hard when i hit between 45 and 50 mph. i do
      > have hartge 16 inch rims on it. they've been on the
      > car the 3 years i've had it. would that cause the
      > shimmy? anyone ever run into this problem? thanks.
      >
      > andy.
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