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Old 02-11-2011, 12:38 AM   #1
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shaking at over 65mph

hey guys quick question i just brought a bmw 330i. previous owner said it needs a driver side bushing only thing it does is that at 65mph or higher it shakes alot when hitting a curve or following the roads turns at those speeds,however if i slow down to about 50-55 it doesnt shake on regluar city driving everything feels good, just wondering in your opinions does this sound like like it could be the problem cuase i searched and even saw a video posted here on bad control arm and mine doesnt have those sythoms just what i described.....also is it easy to tell just by visual inspection if it could be bushings or control arms?thanks in advance for any help
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Old 02-11-2011, 12:43 AM   #2
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take it to a shop. it's better to diagnose it at a shop instead of having someone over the internet diagnose it and spending money on random parts hoping to fix the problem. Impressive Auto Center Inc. 718-335-0212
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on that note. it can be a number of things. Bushings, control arm, wrapped rotors, alignment, bad tire, etc//..

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Old 02-11-2011, 12:55 AM   #3
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take it to a shop. it's better to diagnose it at a shop instead of having someone over the internet diagnose it and spending money on random parts hoping to fix the problem. Impressive Auto Center Inc. 718-335-0212
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on that note. it can be a number of things. Bushings, control arm, wrapped rotors, alignment, bad tire, etc//..
thanks will do... i already pmd motorcepts however rotors,tires look good and dont think alignment cause car runs good and straight. its just at high speeds making those sharp turns hey in your opinion which shop is more affordable money is a lil tight at the moment
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Motorcepts is the way to go. They'll work with you if your tight on $$
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I had this problem. I replaced control arms and bushings. So it's Probably one or the other
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thanks taking a trip this week then
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I had this problem. I replaced control arms and bushings. So it's Probably one or the other
yea i figured hope its whatevers cheaper lol
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It could be as simple as an out of balance set of wheels, or even the bushings and control arms as mentioned above.
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this happened to me and ended up being a tire problem..the inner side walls were f'ed Nitto NT555s
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