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Old 11-18-2007, 02:29 AM   #1
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Uneven tire wear

After switching over to snows on the E46, I noticed the summers have pretty bad inside wear on the rears and only slightly on the fronts. Just wondering if this a fact of life with dropped suspension? I got Bilstein PSS this summer (lowered all the way) and an alignment about a month after. Could the wear have happened during that month? Or should I get it re-aligned?

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Old 11-18-2007, 10:54 AM   #2
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Bimmers are notorious for excessive negative camber wear especially when lowered. Im sure you wore it out pretty good in that month (depending on how many k's you drove it like that)

It would be in your best intrest to get another alignment and see if there is anything you can do to fix the negative camber in the rear.
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Old 11-18-2007, 08:01 PM   #3
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one of my bearings was messed up and it caused uneven tire wear, maybe that shud be checked
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Old 11-27-2007, 06:51 PM   #4
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Thanks. I think I'll do another alignment just to be safe.

Here is the printout from the first alignment - looks like 3 corners are within spec except for the right-front (caster 4.5 & camber -1.5).

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Old 11-27-2007, 07:00 PM   #5
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