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Old 02-06-2014, 01:42 PM   #1
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Logic- will lowering you car decrease wear on bushings/ joints?

Recently purchased a 323i 99 5spd. It is lowered on h&r's and the shocks / struts were very done.
The struts were not as bad till I threw on some new rears and all the bounce centered on the front.

Ive got the mounts in the mail (lemfro) I can see loose bearings in my old ones , and out of need and budget had to do Monroe's in the front too at least its something new, even if they only go 20k fronts were 111$ a pop and rear were 34$ each lol


I was just thinking about the bushings and joints when a car is lowered, they dont move as much as normal. so maybe that increases the life span of CA bushings and ball joints ect?
Maybe even the shocks?

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Old 02-06-2014, 01:44 PM   #2
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No. Everything either wears the same or sometimes faster due to a harsher ride


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Old 02-06-2014, 02:04 PM   #3
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That was the other thing I was thinking. Thanks for the response.
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Old 02-06-2014, 02:11 PM   #4
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I'd say it wears quicker as well
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Old 02-06-2014, 11:14 PM   #5
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Threw the front struts in today with lemfro mounts. One of the strut bolts was frozen and I had to reinstall it to break the bolt loose

Upon removal of driver side strut , i found out i need new control arms, that outer ball joint is thrashed bad causing sometimes a clunk and slight 50's shimmy.

Putting my jackstands to good use these days...
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