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    Hi there, I'm having some trouble with my steering at the moment. It tramlines really bad. The car has been lowered but I've replaced the top mounts, shocks, track rods and ends and had the tracking done.
    The next thing I was thinking of replacing was the wishbones. The car was originally a stock SE model but I've done all the Msport stuff so it has the 18" sport wheels. However, looking at some genuine Msport tourings, I've noticed the wheels being a bit more flush with the arches. Do the Msport wishbones give a wider track?
    Also any thoughts on the tramlining would be much appreciated!!!

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    Anybody???
     
     

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    check part numbers on real oem to see if there different
     
     

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    they are different!, and the m sport arms give a different camber, thats why the only m sport arms can only be bought from bmw!
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by vauxfan View Post
    they are different!, and the m sport arms give a different camber, thats why the only m sport arms can only be bought from bmw!
    C3bmw and ECP sell OEM Lemforder control arms for MTechII suspension
     
     

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    oh? i was always led to believe m sport was bmw only!
    Thats why if you want to beef up the standard wishbones on a non m you need meyle.
     
     

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    Thanks for the replies!
    So if the M sport wishbones give different camber, could this correct my steering as my car has been lowered?
    Would there be any harm in replacing my current wishbones with M sport one anyway?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by vauxfan View Post
    Thats why if you want to beef up the standard wishbones on a non m you need meyle.
    Dunno about that vauxfan, afaik the Meyle HD are just an upgrade on standard parts(4 yr gtee) but MTech
    is a different animal entirely and as said C3BMW and ECP stock Lemforder control arms for the MTech suspension set up.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Touring View Post
    Thanks for the replies!
    So if the M sport wishbones give different camber, could this correct my steering as my car has been lowered?
    Would there be any harm in replacing my current wishbones with M sport one anyway?
    Sorry Ben I can't advise either way, but I'm sure forum member Paddy2bsure has retrofitted MTech suspension and MTech control arms fitted to his 330i SE Touring?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowTech View Post
    Sorry Ben I can't advise either way, but I'm sure forum member Paddy2bsure has retrofitted MTech suspension and MTech control arms fitted to his 330i SE Touring?
    MTech struts (now with Eibach springs) but I'm still running the original control arms (wishbones). Not for much longer though - I'm going to install those Meyle ones I've had sitting there for the last 6 months soon.

    Tramlining - Front Control Arm Bushes (recommend replacing them with Powerflex items if you haven't already done so) or the Rear Trailing Arm Bushes (likewise the Powerflex option is a good one there).
    Tyre pressures, even tyre makes are important - as is having the same tyre types front & rear (e.g. Michelin PS2's all round).

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowTech View Post
    Dunno about that vauxfan, afaik the Meyle HD are just an upgrade on standard parts(4 yr gtee) but MTech
    is a different animal entirely and as said C3BMW and ECP stock Lemforder control arms for the MTech suspension set up.

    Sorry Ben I can't advise either way, but I'm sure forum member Paddy2bsure has retrofitted MTech suspension and MTech control arms fitted to his 330i SE Touring?
    I think (but Paddy2bsure will need to confirm) that he has Msport shockers with Eibach Pro-kit springs but standard SE lower arms. I'll PM him to reply to confirm.

    Too late. He's beat me to it!!!


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