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Old 10-10-2018, 09:49 AM
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I did not replace them myself but I have heard it can be a lot of work. The arms alone corrected 95% of my wobble but 5% remains so I have them on my list. I have read that any wobble at speed is directly realated to these ball joints. I think it depends on the suspension components and how "weathered" they are. I know some of the northern guys have a real issue with rust on both the bolts and the joint removal.
Ok so now you have me thinking.. My wobble is also when I brake which makes me think it is still the rotors but my car has been in Florida all it's life.. My tie rod ends came out super easy which tells me there is not a lot of corrosion..

Maybe i should give it a go.. I cannot afford to have the car on stands over stripped bolts etc since I sold the e46..

So it's the BJ's or rotors....
Someone also said that OReily's will turn your rotors for $10 a piece? I am calling them today..
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Ok so now you have me thinking.. My wobble is also when I brake which makes me think it is still the rotors but my car has been in Florida all it's life.. My tie rod ends came out super easy which tells me there is not a lot of corrosion..

Maybe i should give it a go.. I cannot afford to have the car on stands over stripped bolts etc since I sold the e46..

So it's the BJ's or rotors....
Someone also said that OReily's will turn your rotors for $10 a piece? I am calling them today..
I would not turn the rotors since the probability of squeak will be there afterwards. However, just putting them on the lathe should show you if there is any runout.
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Ok so now you have me thinking.. My wobble is also when I brake which makes me think it is still the rotors but my car has been in Florida all it's life.. My tie rod ends came out super easy which tells me there is not a lot of corrosion..

Maybe i should give it a go.. I cannot afford to have the car on stands over stripped bolts etc since I sold the e46..

So it's the BJ's or rotors....
Someone also said that OReily's will turn your rotors for $10 a piece? I am calling them today..
Warped rotors will cause steering wheel shake. I have turned over a thousand rotors in a prior life, even had my own lathe, and I no longer recommend turning as it just reduces the meat on the rotor-makes it thinner. These vehicles are heavy and create a lot of heat, a thinner rotor is more prone to warping after turning. Now, if you drive slow, and do not carry a load or tow, then another story.

I would look at the suspension, so many bushings there that become old over the years and all E53s are now at least 12 years old. My 4.4 had 196k miles and when I swapped a few bushings, huge transformation, and very planted when braking.
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Warp rotor the shake will be always just different amount but will never go away.

BJ wobble is a very specific type of wobble. Very evident at gentle braking from 50 mph for example. Also gentle lane change will cause a subtle wobble as the wheels cross over center maybe just 2-3 shakes.

I have the beginnings of such wobble I already bought new control arms didn't install yet.


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Yes!!! First mail shipment arrived today!!

New up and downstream o2 sensors going in tomorrow. Still have hope that the resistor is sitting at the stealer waiting for Saturday pickup.

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Returned the DEPO headlights... junk Angel eyes and I am not going to spend more $$ to break open the headlight and take the risk of a moisture leak..

Cant seem to find any affordable projector headlights with an OEM look and good LED angel eyes for these cars..
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Returned the DEPO headlights... junk Angel eyes and I am not going to spend more $$ to break open the headlight and take the risk of a moisture leak..

Cant seem to find any affordable projector headlights with an OEM look and good LED angel eyes for these cars..

Nope. Custom is the only way to get what you are describing unfortunately. And performing the surgery suckssssssss!
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Lightwerks in NJ may be able to help you. Not sure his prices but definitely sounds like a custom job
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