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Old 01-30-2018, 08:02 PM
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I would bet it is your shocks. I had a similar rear end twitch over bumps on my w210. Alignment was found to be fine. Just replacing the shocks corrected the problem completely.

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Old 01-31-2018, 02:09 AM
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I agree with what's said above. Try shocks and if that doesn't solve it, replace all of the bushings in the rear end. I might even consider replacing all of them anyway. I've had this problem before and it's always come down to the rear suspension being worn out, not just shocks.
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Old 01-31-2018, 06:46 AM
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Many thanks for the responses...

Believe me, my plan is to replace everything suspension related, front and rear, by Thanksgiving. I'll spend the next 6-8 months collecting parts. I'm just trying to determine if there is a fairly easy "short term" fix, or do I just hold off for the fall.

I'm thinking I'll go ahead and do the rear outer lca bushing... since that will save my tires.


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The short term and long term fix is two rear shocks. That is all it took to stop the rear inside edge tire wear and the rear end twitch on bumps, on my car. I wish I had done it a set of tires earlier.
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Old 02-03-2018, 06:04 PM
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I recommend using Lemforder/Corteco for all of the rubber bits. Dropping the rear subframe is really pretty easy as long as you have an impact or good breaker bar to get the main bolts loose. I would recommend wearing goggles when dealing with the fuel lines, I got gas in my eyes first time I dropped the rear subframe.
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Well, you've already stated that a trailing arm bushing is worn and bulging. My experience with these is, if it is visible, when you get it apart you find it's even worse than you thought.
You could spend $$'s for new shocks or about $50 for all new bushings + about the same amount of time.
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