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      01-31-2013, 05:18 PM   #1
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suspension question

Me olde 335d has hit the 100 mark and the suspension is getting a bit crashy.

What are the usual suspects when it comes to ball joints etc that wear that I should look out for or have replaced first. There seems to be a bit of a clunk when going from reverse to drive.

I don't really see the point of splashing out mega bucks on a set of coilovers. It never goes anywhere to warrant it. The car itself spends literally 90% of its life on the motorway
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Keeping an eye on this thread as I would like to know as well
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      01-31-2013, 06:03 PM   #4
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Mine has done 130000

So far

Shocks all round,
Rear lower shock support bushes
Rear hub ball joint left/right
Strut top mounts
Drop links all round
Control arm bushes front
Steering rack
Rack u joint.
Anti roll bar bushes front.

It's just wear and tear, the British roads are in a terrible state!
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Where did you buy the above from? Idealy i would like to buy from one place
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I checked out powerflex, a full kit is over 1k, and that's just the parts.
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Mine has done 130000

So far

Shocks all round,
Rear lower shock support bushes
Rear hub ball joint left/right
Strut top mounts
Drop links all round
Control arm bushes front
Steering rack
Rack u joint.
Anti roll bar bushes front.

It's just wear and tear, the British roads are in a terrible state!
What was the bill like at the end of all that?
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The 100k mark theory is stupid. There is no magical number. Just get the car on a ramp at a decent indy and replace what's needed. And enjoy.
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What was the bill like at the end of all that?
I'd make sure you're seated when that question gets answered,if you're standing the subsequent fall may prove rather painful!

Great answer from Jkas though
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I'd make sure you're seated when that question gets answered,if you're standing the subsequent fall may prove rather painful!

Great answer from Jkas though
Trust me, after replacing a gearbox and a set of turbos, this is gonna be chicken feed in comparison. The only thing left to go is the suspension and I've got a brand new car!
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^ If only that were true.
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What was the bill like at the end of all that?
+1 id like to know too!
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+1 id like to know too!
Another one who likes to feel pain,and hear the sound of a head hitting a hard surface!

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lol!

just want to know out of curiosity man! you cant post up all those things you had replaced and keep up guessing on price! whats that about!!!!
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