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Bad tramling and rear wandering

Ive just replaced by front wishbones and got the tracking done and ive got really bad tram lining in the front and when i go over a bump the rear seems wander off slightly its a 328 1996. Any ideas? The garage did say the rear looks fine.
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The easiest fixes and most pronounced causes of my tram-lining are:

1 Badly worn tires; possibly in conjunction with tram-line prone tread design (large patches and few longitudinal grooves)
2 too much camber
3 toe in

After that look for worn suspension bushings

Exactly the same checks for the rear.

Since you just did some suspension work are you sure you don't need an alignment?
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Had standard wheel aligment done by garage as they couldnt do a four wheel camber and castor. Ill have a look later cheers
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Just had full alligment check nothing out, It does tram line any more to the extent it was. Its a bit hard to explain its like bump steer hit a bump and it bounces the steering, weird, shocks seem alright dont bounce up and down, Some said the rear bushes are alright? Any clues before it p----- me off.
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What kind of mileage do you have on the car? I'd crawl under there and inspect the rear trailing arm bushings personally.
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theres no play in the rear trailing arms what so ever. the car has done 150k
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