Date registered: Feb 2017
Vehicle: 1995 C220
Location: Wisconsin USA
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Just did the same thing, replaced the lower control arms after the passenger one failed and shoved the tire up into the fenderwell. New ball joints, new arms, alignment, and all is well again.
Brakes should not remotely be the issue unless the shaking occurs under braking... if the rotor is warped/bent..it will be scraping as it spins, vibrating as pressure is applied. Just rolling down the road it won't cause issues unless it is horribly bad like visibly bent/broken.
Now, the hub spacers could be out of balance, misaligned, machined with a slight cant etc.... can you remove them and drive the vehicle to see if the vibration is gone? Also double check all the bolts to ensure they are tight...and the final tightening sequence should have been done with the weight of the vehicle on the suspension. Also the unlikely possibility that something else was damaged during the failure... upper control arm, shock, drag linkage etc.
We're the spacers installed and working before the control arm failed?