The Big Blacks shimmy
orin at drizzle.com
Sat Aug 31 00:00:53 EDT 2002
The old TSB for brake shimmy says replace the control arm bushings if they
are more than 40k miles old...
> I chased this for 2 months in my old 5000 - it turned out to be a bad end on
> the control arm. Didn't find it until I took the suspension apart. Worth a
> Igor Kessel wrote:
> > Folks,
> > this is strange.
> > My Big Blacks shimmy under light pedal application ONLY if I am braking
> > from above 60 mph. The steering wheel shakes rather violently if braking
> > from above 100 mph. No shimmy whatsoever in city traffic in stops from
> > 50 mph and below.
> > I am utterly puzzled. The brakes have been properly broken in. And no, I
> > didn't do any track events lately, just normal city driving. Hell, I
> > didn't even warp my G60 in previous years.
> > My set-up:
> > 928gts + RS2 + S8 (323x30mm, by Zimmermann, slotted) + Mintex Red
> > Any ideas?
> > --
> > Igor Kessel
> > two turbo quattros
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