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When driving if you hit a small dip you feel a shunt in suspension but when you go over ramps its not so bad already replaced anti roll bar bushes and link bar and adjusted bearings and rear struts

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I had a similer experience with my e430. When it went to the dealer he said one of the front coils had broken. He fixed a new one (plus a new one on the other side so they are both the same strength) and the problem disappeared. Cost a lot, but it may be the answer.

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