Hi, quick question about shocks. My 98 318ti has the mtec suspension and has
covered about 54k miles. I'm starting to think the car doesn't take corners
like it used to and is a bit "wooly". Is this a reasonable time frame for
the shocks to require replacement or is it just my mind trying to trick me
into buying a new car?!
If it is worn, would it be just the shocks or is there anything else likely
Worn shocks are no reason to buy a new car. Buy a new car if you want, but
don't blame it on the shocks. Shocks cost less than $500 for all four and a
shadetree mechanic -- you or I -- should be able to install them in an
I suspect bushings to have failed by now as well. Actually, I'd suspect
bushings ahead of the shocks, personally. I don't think your shocks should
be gone with only 54k miles, but it has been a long time so they could be
worn out by now even if the mileage is low.
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