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Re: Thanks - more (archive)

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Posted by Neil Deshpande on September 08, 2001 at 22:33:15:

In Reply to: Thanks - more posted by Bailey on September 08, 2001 at 16:53:17:

Bailey:

A Euro E28? Very pretty car. Love the headres. There are just two things that upset me about the E28 M5, viz., US bumpers and the silly placement of the seat adjustment buttons. The latter I could ignore! I almost bought a Euro myself before I settled on the 92 I've got.

I worked on an 88 M5 one time for a friend. The front suspension was completely shot and the whole front end shook. We replaced rotors, but the bushings were still bad and there was still shimmy. At that point the owner gave up on it and it has been lying a year like that.

Anyway, my point is that once the bushings and other front-end components go, it seems to be the rotors come under a lot more lateral stress, warping them. It seems to me that proper bushing maintenance would avoid this outcome. Note that this is just a theory.

Neil Deshpande
http://www.neilwerke.com

P.S. I bet the E34 wheels would look cool. You must post a picture.

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Thanks Neil. I actually have a euro E28 M5. The E28's have a reputation of warping front rotors (although I have not, even in the advanced run groups in drivers schools). I am considering putting the E34 wheels on the car but didn't want to develop problems.

Thanks again,

Bailey





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