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Old 12-06-2010, 08:20 PM   #461
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Old 12-07-2010, 09:57 AM   #462
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i might have one as i have replaced all my trailing arms. which side Trick?
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Old 12-07-2010, 10:05 AM   #463
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i might have one as i have replaced all my trailing arms. which side Trick?
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Old 12-07-2010, 03:53 PM   #464
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i am pretty sure i still have it, will look tonight! And let you know
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Old 12-07-2010, 03:59 PM   #465
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i am pretty sure i still have it, will look tonight! And let you know
Thanks man! A new one is $650 invoice price for the dealer...I haven't been able to find a used one from a junk yard.
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Old 12-07-2010, 09:32 PM   #466
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Thanks man! A new one is $650 invoice price for the dealer...I haven't been able to find a used one from a junk yard.
omg r u serious, have you seen a oem one they are a joke! so easy to bend! dude get some turner aftermarket i think they are $240. I have one box of of old parts that they might be in my car but my car is at ma performance so i will call nick and have him take a look. If they are there they are yours for free, just gotta pick em up at ma.
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Old 12-07-2010, 11:12 PM   #467
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omg r u serious, have you seen a oem one they are a joke! so easy to bend! dude get some turner aftermarket i think they are $240. I have one box of of old parts that they might be in my car but my car is at ma performance so i will call nick and have him take a look. If they are there they are yours for free, just gotta pick em up at ma.
your mixing up the lower control arm with trailing arm.
I had my lower control arm replaced 6 months ago and found out it was bent again, so I decided to get turner adjustable arms which are pretty amazing.
but my toe still isn't in spec and I need to change out the trailing arm which i can already tell will be a major pain in the ass...
rear axle. wheel bearing. parking brake.
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Old 12-08-2010, 04:21 PM   #468
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Old 12-08-2010, 05:45 PM   #469
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haha actually no. Minnesota weather.
The road was all ice because of the high temp we had the day before.
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Old 12-11-2010, 01:14 PM   #472
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I think I might have cracked a CV boot during the storm.

Didn't get stuck at all though! xi FTW!!
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Old 12-14-2010, 06:57 PM   #474
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Didn't get stuck at all though! xi FTW!!
DIY it! I don't think its that hard!

I got stuck...but not because the car was slipping. I tried to fly through a unplowed street, and the snow under car lifted the car like 5 inches.
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Old 12-14-2010, 09:26 PM   #475
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Didn't get stuck at all though! xi FTW!!
if your talking about front axles on the xi, its easy, i did mine myself...mine was harder cuz it seized on to the hub...after 2 hours of hammertime and tap and 2 friends pulling while i hammer, fml it came out =D
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if your talking about front axles on the xi, its easy, i did mine myself...mine was harder cuz it seized on to the hub...after 2 hours of hammertime and tap and 2 friends pulling while i hammer, fml it came out =D
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Thats more the norm than anything. We see them siezed in the hub alot
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DIY it! I don't think its that hard!

I got stuck...but not because the car was slipping. I tried to fly through a unplowed street, and the snow under car lifted the car like 5 inches.
I need to verify for sure that this is the problem first, I think it might actually be a wheel weight that popped off since there is no vibration under acceleration (hard or slow), it's as smooth as butter. Only time vibrations come up is at speeds of over 50mph. Any thoughts from anyone on this one?

If it turns out to be the issue though, DIY is the plan. Probably going to hit up first gear garage in EP since it's too cold to do anything at home. And I went through so many unplowed streets. Who knew that the BMW engineers weren't actually being cruel to us xi owners with the higher ride height. With that said, it'll be lowered by spring time.

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if your talking about front axles on the xi, its easy, i did mine myself...mine was harder cuz it seized on to the hub...after 2 hours of hammertime and tap and 2 friends pulling while i hammer, fml it came out =D
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Good tools and good friends are always nice to have!
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I need to verify for sure that this is the problem first, I think it might actually be a wheel weight that popped off since there is no vibration under acceleration (hard or slow), it's as smooth as butter. Only time vibrations come up is at speeds of over 50mph. Any thoughts from anyone on this one?

If it turns out to be the issue though, DIY is the plan. Probably going to hit up first gear garage in EP since it's too cold to do anything at home. And I went through so many unplowed streets. Who knew that the BMW engineers weren't actually being cruel to us xi owners with the higher ride height. With that said, it'll be lowered by spring time.



Good tools and good friends are always nice to have!

Ice and snow packed in the wheel will cause them to become out of balance and cause a vibration start there
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Ice and snow packed in the wheel will cause them to become out of balance and cause a vibration start there
That's what the problem was, thanks for the advice! Glad I don't have to mess around with CV boots just yet, fingers crossed...
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