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I just bought a 1994 BMW 325i the front end shimmies and

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I just bought a 1994 BMW 325i the front end shimmies and shakes very badly when I get about 60 and is getting worse. I would just like to know what parts I need to buy to replace the entire front end suspension. It also needs rear shocks I know because it bounces really bad.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  Steve replied 10 months ago.
what is the last 7 digits of the vin?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
FL16586
Expert:  Steve replied 10 months ago.
thank you
can you please confirm your question? you want part numbers for everything in the front end?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Well what would cause the "shimmy" and feeling like the steering is VERY loose? I'm sorry if I sound like an idiot.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I would want part numbers for the front end. Was hoping there was a suspension kit I could buy that would cover everything.
Expert:  Kenny replied 10 months ago.

I would recommend a complete overhaul of the front end

Control arms

bushings

ball joints

tie rod ends

www.bavauto.com is a good site for parts I recommend to all of my friends

here is a complete kit E36 FT SUSP JL

However you can find other kits with parts more for performance so you could you do a performance upgrade at the same time

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Thank you so much. I already looked up the kit you told me about. I need to buy the ball joints as well right?
Expert:  Kenny replied 10 months ago.

In that kit no it looks like it comes with ball joints already installed.

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