I have a bad shudder noise coming from front right suspension over
small and large bumps. I know the car needs new shocks, but this
affects steering -- like bump-steer and redirection over unevenness.
Any known issues with this vehicle, or just due for a
If it's the latter, is there any way to improve the handling while
retaining ride height and quality, or is the factory set up pretty much
as good as that gets?
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It almost certainly needs new upper and lower control arms (ball
joints). They almost always need replacement in the 100-125K miles
range. Might as well replace the strut cartridges while you're at it.
Best method of tightening the car up is to go for stiffer cartridges
than the Boge OEM.
If you have the original 205/65R15 tires, go to the 225/60R15 size, too.
FloydR '91 525i
Blown front shocks, or more specifically, one blown front shock, will cause
a violent shudder when hitting bumps.
Start there, as you already acknowledge that they are bad, and go further if
you have to.
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