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Hi all,

Had all the stuff below done last week, but the car still feels "lose" if you know what I mean. The alignment/geometry is MILES out, as its not been done sine the new coilovers and its being done on till Friday.

Can really bad geometry make it feel like a pig? Or is there something else it could be?

Full set of coilovers
2 x droplinks
2 x front top mounts/bushes
1 x set of rear discs and pads
1 x front ball joint
1 x rear wheel bearing
1 x offside rear drive flange
1 x off side rear drive shaft
2 x anti roll bar bush
1 x anti roll bar
1 x screen wash pump


Thanks in advance chaps :thumbsup
 

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coilovers put immense stress on steering components.
i went for 50mm eibachs in the end as i heard having rock hard coils meant having polybushes everywhere.
even after a full on lazer alingment the car can still track if your using 40 or 35mm profile tyres.:thumbsup
 

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Yeah mate. If the tracking is miles out it can feel like the car is on marbles.
It will transform the car when its been adjusted.
Let us know how you get on on fri after it has been adjusted. :thumbsup
 

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Have the rear trailing arm bushes been checked Phillip? :confused
If these have any movement they can feel loose mate.
Should be tight as anything with the coilovers. :)
Is replacing the RTAB a big job?
Looking at Real OEM there are quite a few different bushes.....do they usually all need replacing?
 

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If you do have a problem with the RTAB they are not a bad job to do. Should be no more than an hour a side. Just replace the old standard bushes with Powerflex or poly items because you dont need the special tool to press them in. The powerflex bushes come in two halfs and it makes the rear end so much tighter. :thumbsup
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=BF32&mospid=47430&btnr=33_1004&hg=33&fg=30
Rtabs are number 4.

This is what happens when they wear out badly:eek
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZf619hm-bc

Dont worry too much until you get the tracking and alignment done first mate.
See how it drives after that. :thumbsup
 

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If you do have a problem with the RTAB they are not a bad job to do. Should be no more than an hour a side. Just replace the old standard bushes with Powerflex or poly items because you dont need the special tool to press them in. The powerflex bushes come in two halfs and it makes the rear end so much tighter. :thumbsup
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=BF32&mospid=47430&btnr=33_1004&hg=33&fg=30
Rtabs are number 4.

This is what happens when they wear out badly:eek
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZf619hm-bc

Dont worry too much until you get the tracking and alignment done first mate.
See how it drives after that. :thumbsup
Flipping heck! Thats alot of movement!
Will wait till Friday and let you know.
Thanks
 
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