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    Not for much longer though - I'm going to install those Meyle ones I've had sitting there for the last 6 months soon.
    Be interesting to see if you get the more prononunced vibration/shake at the top of the column since changing to Meyle HD arms. Mind you I have the Meyle HD lolipops and not Powerflex, so not quite the same set up.


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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?
    They are an upgrade as both the ball joints are beefier and the arms are too, thats why they have 4years garanty!
    The m sport suspension needs a few other things to enable you to fit them correctly, thats why they are different from the coupes etc. as paddy has said i think te struts are different to, and the strut top mounts!
    and i have said that the m sports are not the same as i know they are a different animal!
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by vauxfan View Post
    They are an upgrade as both the ball joints are beefier and the arms are too, thats why they have 4years garanty!
    The m sport suspension needs a few other things to enable you to fit them correctly, thats why they are different from the coupes etc. as paddy has said i think te struts are different to, and the strut top mounts!
    and i have said that the m sports are not the same as i know they are a different animal!
    Yeh my apologies vauxfan , I should have clarified the mtech info was for the OP as I wasn't trying to preach to those who already know
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowTech View Post
    Yeh my apologies vauxfan , I should have clarified the mtech info was for the OP as I wasn't trying to preach to those who already know
    no worries, i may have miss read too
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by vauxfan View Post
    They are an upgrade as both the ball joints are beefier and the arms are too, thats why they have 4years garanty!
    The m sport suspension needs a few other things to enable you to fit them correctly, thats why they are different from the coupes etc. as paddy has said i think te struts are different to, and the strut top mounts!
    and i have said that the m sports are not the same as i know they are a different animal!
    Thanks again for all the replies!
    So far, I have replaced the track rods, track rod ends, struts, lowered with Sportline springs, top mounts and rear wishbone bushes with powerflex.
    The wishbones seem ok when i jack the car up. I'm not too sure where to go next!
     
     

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    RTAB's would definitely be the next thing I'd do....

    Much play in the steering overall? I know you've done the rod/ends, but the rack might be knackered...
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    Don't think there is much play in the rack at all. Think I'll have to jack it up and look at the RTAB's this weekend.
    I looked on google by typing in my steering problems and a few people have cured it by changing the steering fluid!
     
     

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    Hmmm you might be lucky...

    What Sport wheels have you got? & are they genuine (staggered)?
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    yep staggered.
     
     

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    Assymetric and Directional tyres will give different levels of tramlining.
    Assymetric the worst IIRC
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