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Forum: Suspension and Brakes 03-16-14, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 886
Posted By BayAreaLex
My Experience with Steering Shimmy, ADUS 207 Poly Rack Bushings, and Wheel Balancing

HI folks, I'm writing this to share a recent experience with my 2001 GS430 in the hopes that it may potentially help some of you figure out your own car problems.

First, many of us 2GS owners have...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 01-30-14, 04:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,113
Posted By BayAreaLex
Wow those are bargain prices! Here in the...

Wow those are bargain prices!

Here in the Bay Area most shops would probably charge you $400-500 minimum. Half the time to install and the other half to dial in the height (which proved quite time...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 01-30-14, 04:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,200
Posted By BayAreaLex
I was also looking at those Whiteline bushings...

I was also looking at those Whiteline bushings since there are so few options out there for our cars. It's discouraging to hear your experience.

I ended up going with the Sewell Poly Rack Bushings...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 09-24-13, 08:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 858
Posted By BayAreaLex
Just to clarify, aftermarket control arms will...

Just to clarify, aftermarket control arms will allow me to adjust the camber/caster, correct?

Then what do I need to be able to further adjust the toe in the front?
Forum: GS - Second Generation 09-24-13, 08:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 649
Posted By BayAreaLex
First, it's tough to answer your question without...

First, it's tough to answer your question without getting into rim offset. And even then it's often a personal preference sort of a thing. *Usually* the name of the game is to go as aggressive to the...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 09-24-13, 11:45 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 11,811
Posted By BayAreaLex
Interesting about the U-joint. For people...

Interesting about the U-joint. For people experience a problem with this, it seems like it would be most noticeable when switching from D to R or R to D. That certainly isn't a problem for me since...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 09-24-13, 11:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,361
Posted By BayAreaLex
Well, you convinced me. I went ahead and ordered...

Well, you convinced me. I went ahead and ordered these Bosch rotors for $59.99 each from Oriellys since my stock resurfaced ones look to be causing a slight steering shake on the highway when hitting...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 09-24-13, 11:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 858
Posted By BayAreaLex
HI guys, thanks for the reply. Yes, within...

HI guys, thanks for the reply.

Yes, within the last several months, I did replace most of the front suspension, new poly caster bushings were included in that.

Another thing that I'd like to...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 09-23-13, 10:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 858
Posted By BayAreaLex
Severe Inner Tie Wear After Lowering

Hi folks,

I recently lowered my 2001 GS430 with Megan LP coilovers, got new (expensive) Continental tires mounted on my 7 series wheels, and pretty recently had a fresh alignment done. There is...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 07-02-13, 05:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 646
Posted By BayAreaLex
What makes you so sure it is the ball joints and...

What makes you so sure it is the ball joints and not the tie rods, the brakes, or some other components? I recently cured a creaking in my car that I was convinced was the balljoints. Turned out to...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 07-02-13, 05:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 734
Posted By BayAreaLex
First, if your 2001 530i is riding so much better...

First, if your 2001 530i is riding so much better than your GS, then chances are something is a miss with your suspension, i.e. worn dampers, worn bushings, etc.

These GS cars ride like a dream in...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 06-26-13, 06:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,480
Posted By BayAreaLex
Let us know how it turns out. Hope you don't get...

Let us know how it turns out. Hope you don't get that dreaded poly squeak.
Forum: GS - Second Generation 06-26-13, 06:38 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 134,212
Posted By BayAreaLex
It's a tolerance thing. Most people can't tell...

It's a tolerance thing. Most people can't tell when stock, but when you start really pushing the limit when it comes to tire/fender clearance, you will find that most cars will clear a tiny bit more...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 06-23-13, 08:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 456
Posted By BayAreaLex
Given that the stockers are 17x8, you are plus...

Given that the stockers are 17x8, you are plus sizing the diameter and width, so it will be bigger than stock. With that said, imho you can go bigger. These cars look best with 19s in my opinion.
Forum: GS - Second Generation 06-23-13, 08:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,022
Posted By BayAreaLex
Oh boy... First, rims typically have a...

Oh boy...

First, rims typically have a 0.375-0.5" of lip on each end of the wheel. Therefore, if you take a ruler/tape-measure and measure from lip to lip and you get 9.5", then that wheel is an...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 06-23-13, 02:17 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 11,811
Posted By BayAreaLex
Thank you sir! Long time in the making.

Thank you sir! Long time in the making.
Forum: GS - Second Generation 06-23-13, 02:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,022
Posted By BayAreaLex
19x9.5 39mm is actually a very conservative...

19x9.5 39mm is actually a very conservative offset.

You can either go with a narrower tire or shave/roll the fenders. Another option is to dial in more negative camber and/or stiffen the...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 06-23-13, 08:32 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 11,811
Posted By BayAreaLex
Here are the latest pics: Most recently I...

Here are the latest pics:

Most recently I had to get slightly narrower rear tires to get it to stop rubbing in the rear (had 265-35).

The car now has 245-35-19 front and 255-35-19 rear.
...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 06-23-13, 08:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,455
Posted By BayAreaLex
It's most likely not the preload from my...

It's most likely not the preload from my experience (although it's not a bad idea to check that first).

It's the shock cartridge itself going bad. I just spoke to Megan Racing about this and they...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 06-23-13, 08:27 AM
Replies: 409
Views: 134,212
Posted By BayAreaLex
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa213/luke87gt/...

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Forum: GS - Second Generation 06-17-13, 08:56 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 134,212
Posted By BayAreaLex
Granted mine isn't as low as some of the guys...

Granted mine isn't as low as some of the guys here but I do consider it pretty low. I was able to align to within spec, just barely (about 1.25-1.5deg negative).

And yes, typically toe will kill...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 06-15-13, 07:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 989
Posted By BayAreaLex
Yup, I don't have as much time to chase these...

Yup, I don't have as much time to chase these types of annoyances like I used to. Therefore a good mechanic who is willing to chase problems is worth their weight in gold.

I.e. This creaking...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 06-14-13, 04:27 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 82,667
Posted By BayAreaLex
Figs, thanks for the useful summary. So that...

Figs, thanks for the useful summary.

So that begs the question. Who out there makes the highest quality C/O dampers. Not sure I would buy Megan again.

When using non C/O, I always stick with...
Forum: 2Gen GS430 / 400/ 300 Classifieds (98-05) 06-14-13, 08:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By BayAreaLex
Still looking.

Still looking.
Forum: GS - Second Generation 06-13-13, 06:06 AM
Replies: 409
Views: 134,212
Posted By BayAreaLex
For the record, my 245-35-19 fit great in the...

For the record, my 245-35-19 fit great in the front with a fender roll.

In the rear I have 265-35-19. I've shaved and clearanced over and over and although I am close, I just can't get it to...
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