Originally Posted by JS-NA.E92
To find out if your bushings are bad get under the car and check to see if they are brownish color or leaking any fluids, if they are in any of those conditions then they are wearing out and might need replacing a.s.a.p. I have the exact same problem as you but a little info on our NA cars, the control arm bushings are really soft and wear out faster, I suggest you upgrade them to HD Bushings or M3 whichever you find more to your likings.
Since I didn't want to just replace the bushings I ordered a complete M3 lower control arm kit but it's backordered, so I don't know when i'll get it. When I get it installed I hope it fixes the problem but if not then i'll be upgrading my brakes to StopTech.
Thanks for your input. I was looking at those upgrades as well, but it's only for i not xi or at least thats all i found. is yours an xi?