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Re: Front Suspension Vibration (archive)

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Posted by ChesS on April 02, 1999 at 16:07:41:

In Reply to: Front Suspension Vibration posted by Sean Flaherty on April 01, 1999 at 10:56:34:

Make sure that shop which is balancing your tires has good equipment. Most of them balance at low speed (and low precision) Try to find a place where they do hi speed ballance or in-car ballance and see it this helps before you start replacing expensive suspension components.

: I recently had my tires balanced and upper control arm bushings replaced to fix a vibration at speed (50-60 mph) with my 90 535iA (88,000 miles). While things are dramatically improved, there is still a vibration which feels just like tire balance (yes, I had them balanced again). What should I try next? How can you tell when the shocks need to be replaced?

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