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Old 10-16-2012, 05:55 PM   #1
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I hope this is a suspension question???

This is going to be somewhat difficult to explain. I drive a 01 330ci that i purchased not too long ago. When i drive on the freeway (socal) and my tires hit grooves, or slants, "rails" (dont know how to describe these) my car seems to aggressively move in the same direction of the groove as if my car is on rails of a train track. Only suspension repair ive done so far are the FCAB's. Anybody have similar problems with their car and found a solution?

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Old 10-16-2012, 06:00 PM   #2
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Its called tramlining. Can be caused by a few different things. Too much camber, Bad RTAB and or FCAB, worn shocks and or shock mounts, broken spring(s), and a few other things. Depends on your milage on your car currently, but I would say you need to refresh your suspension.
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Old 10-16-2012, 06:14 PM   #3
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Its called tramlining. Can be caused by a few different things. Too much camber, Bad RTAB and or FCAB, worn shocks and or shock mounts, broken spring(s), and a few other things. Depends on your milage on your car currently, but I would say you need to refresh your suspension.
My Car has approximately 110K. Where would you advise i start first?
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Old 10-16-2012, 06:28 PM   #4
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If nothing has been changed on your car besides fcab. I would suggest you replace all of it. Maybe not springs, but if they are rusty and worn I would replace them also. Something else to check out is control arm ball joints. Most suspension items have a life span of about 50,000 miles. Ecs tuning has a nice suspension kit to replace most all wear items.
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