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DanM 03-09-2011 09:24 AM

rear suspension
have a 2003 330ci, recently replace front control arms and bushings. All of a sudden the rear of the car, over every bump feels like its falling aonpart. Major vibrations like the back lid is loose.

Rear Strut replacement common, it just sounds/feels like its not struts? Any thoughts on other known issues in the rear of these cars. Every bump cringes my jaw..... A good analogy of the sound is like a subwoofer that is mounted badly, every sound out of it vibrates you know???

Any help appreciated!

trizzuth 03-09-2011 10:37 AM

rear shock tower mounts. Research it. You can get a set of heavy duty Meyle ones for around $50 I think. UUC has em... the OEM ones just don't hold up long for some reason.. I had the exact same issue as you and it was my rear shock tower mounts. When I took them out, they were destroyed, and that's what was making that knock over bumps that makes you cringe..

DanM 03-09-2011 10:54 AM

Thanks, beats replacing struts

OrientBlau 03-09-2011 11:28 AM

You might need new RTABs or Rear Trailing Arm Bushings. How old are they?

I recntly replaced mine after 57K and the rear feels more stable and less knocking around during manuevering or ridng over bumps.

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