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dadsl8 11-15-2012 05:00 PM

07 550i rear tire wear.
 
Rear tires are wearing inside to out BMW had mentioned bushings? our tire store said struts were weak? has 86k had it aligned @ 76k any takers.

Thanks

schpenxel 11-15-2012 05:52 PM

I know these cars are pretty rough on rear tires, that's how they get the handling they do out of a car of this size / weigh, but can't recall what the normal wear pattern is.

TRS550 11-15-2012 05:57 PM

Your tire wear is completely normal. The car is set up with a far amount of negative camber. It's how BMW makes a 4000 lb car handle like a dream.

You can take it to your alignment specialist and tell hiom to set it to the least negative value and still be in spec. The car won't handle as well but I suspect you won't notice.

racooper3 11-17-2012 05:30 PM

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Originally Posted by TRS550 (Post 7197524)
Your tire wear is completely normal. The car is set up with a far amount of negative camber. It's how BMW makes a 4000 lb car handle like a dream.

You can take it to your alignment specialist and tell hiom to set it to the least negative value and still be in spec. The car won't handle as well but I suspect you won't notice.

Ditto. I think that it is around -2 degrees camber for stock. You can usually get another degree toward 0 out of the stock camber adjustment. I don't plan on going more positive than -1 degree. I am in the same boat. I won't likely notice the decrease in camber, but my wallet will notice even more. :thumbup:


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