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    Hi guys, this is my first post so take it easy on me please.

    I have had a 2001 325i Touring for almost a year now and have always had a problem with the handling at speeds over 120mph. I live in South Africa and we use the Metric system so that's about 200 Kph.

    The car runs straight and true, there is no shuddering, jerking of the steering etc. It's just that the steering gets very "light and twitchy" if that makes any sense.

    I have 245/35 19's on all round. The front end has been checked out by the dealer and they have replaced the front left lower control arm along with both front shocks and various bushes, brake discs and pads.( Only OEM parts were fitted ).

    The car has not been in any accidents, and i have had the alignment done at two reputable outlets with no luck. Please guys, i need help.

    Ps. The speed is worth the trouble...
     
     

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    This is called tramlining.. with big wide wheels its more noticeable..

    There are 'tracks' left in the road over time from lorries etc and your car acts like a train in these tracks..
     
     

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    Don't suppose there are any settings i can make to the suspension to counter it?
     
     

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    Come to think about it, it also happens on some of the new/refurbished roads around. If for the sake of interest, it wasn't tramlining, what else could i check for?
     
     

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    wishbone bushes could be worn, balljoints, tracking would then be out
     
     

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    Thanks, will have it checked some time this week.
     
     

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