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Re: Time to Replace Thrust Arm Bushings, Need Help (archive)

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Posted by Alex Goetze on June 28, 1999 at 16:55:24:

In Reply to: Time to Replace Thrust Arm Bushings, Need Help! posted by Sean on June 28, 1999 at 13:13:03:

Sean, unfortunately I know the shimmy all too well. But mine shimmys no more!

I got my 750 bushings from Steve at The Ultimate Garage ( I think they were about $65 for both. Great service. Just about any garage should be able to put them in for you.

Also check out your shocks. If you have 150K mi. on the car and the shocks are original, they're probably pretty beat (I got mine changed at 77K). Got Bilstein HD shocks from Turner Motor Sport. Good price. Shocks are siffer than stock, but there's a difference in handling.

Good luck,

Alex Goetze
'92 525i 5-sp sharked (w/ 750 bushings & new shocks!)

: Alright, everyone by now knows about the $#%#%#% infamous shimmy caused by the thrust arm bushings wearing thin.

: I sorta ignored my shimmy for the last year and now I have noticed it getting worse.

: Is there anyone in the Atlanta area that can recommend a local shop to replace these with the aftermarket or 7 Series bushings? My local BMW dealer will only put on the stock replacement E34 bushings. Since I plan on keeping the auto until 300K at least (I'm at 155K right now......)

: Thanks in advance!!

: Sean
: '89 535i 155K

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