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SangreSlayer 11-14-2012 07:17 AM

Alignment after new tires and wheels for 550i?
 
Hi All,
I just purchased a set of new winter tires and wheels for my 550i from tireack and will be getting them installed shortly. I have a the active steering package on the car.

Right now my cars alignment seems to be good its not puling and the wear looks even.

The question I have is do i need to get an alignment done after the new wheels and tires?

v8power 11-14-2012 07:35 AM

On your reg set , is there cupping? If so might as well get it align. Bmw are nortorious for those actions. I had new set on the front, steering was straight. So I didnt care for one and now 6k miles later these tires are trashed.

SangreSlayer 11-14-2012 07:38 AM

I'm not sure about the cupping as until now I have never heard of it. based upon my quick google search i don't believe i have any cupping as the wheel feels smooth.

GOR777 11-16-2012 04:21 AM

You do not need to get your cars alignment done after the new wheels and tires. Don't waste your money.

DBU 11-16-2012 09:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SangreSlayer (Post 7194104)
Hi All,
I just purchased a set of new winter tires and wheels for my 550i from tireack and will be getting them installed shortly. I have a the active steering package on the car.

Right now my cars alignment seems to be good its not puling and the wear looks even.

The question I have is do i need to get an alignment done after the new wheels and tires?

In a word: No.

racooper3 11-17-2012 05:22 PM

Have them check the thrust/tension strut bushings to make sure they haven't gone bad. BMW uses a fluid filled bushing and when they leak all the fluid, it can change the linkage alignment and impact wear on the fronts. Very little to adjust on the front. If something is really bad, then you might have a bad suspension arm somewhere. Good Luck.

ish 11-17-2012 07:40 PM

With the price of tires being so expensive, an alignment by a good shop seems like cheap insurance to me.
Take a brand new car for an alignment after the 1st 1000 miles and more times then not the car will be out of spec

DBU 11-17-2012 07:55 PM

Original post said "no pulling and tire wear is even" so why mess with it? It isn't going to get better and it COULD get worse...


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