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Replacing 735i thrustarm bushings.... need advice (archive)

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Posted by Antonio on December 29, 2000 at 10:00:47:

My 92 735i has a little shimmy to it, and shook pretty bad under breaking.. i replaced the pads and rotors, and the shaking while breaking has gone away. Now there is a very slight shimmy when i drive, and occasionally the car jumps to one side.. probably following a bump. I just put on the 18x8 M Parallel rims(off the new 7 sport). I took it to the dealership and told them that i did some research and the thrust arm bushings may need to be replaced. Well I can almost feel the shimmy coming back... i felt once on the way home... but i still had to keep a tight grip on the steering wheel in case the car wanted to jump to one side.

After searching through the archives about shakes and shimmies i've found that the main culprit is the thrust arm bushings...

Quote from Bob:
"I have found that MOST BMWs with very wide rubber flex the OEM bushings enough to make the car wander, especially on wear grooves from trucks and pavement edges.

Replacing the stock bushings with 750iL or BMP bushings usually cures the problem, but of course that is because the 750 bushings are built for a heavier car than they are being retrofitted to."

What do you guys think is the best place to get these parts and is there anything else that should be done?

Thanks for any help..

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