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Old 12-14-2012, 07:56 PM
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Originally Posted by kanar200 View Post
finally I got the alignment done. it seems that the toe spec is between 0.03-0.13, so I asked to set it around 0.05. Any comments how it look like now?

Thank you!
Why ask for 0.05?

Anyway, I've looked at BMW toe specs for multiple cars for 10 years and 0.00 was included. Is this print out from a BMW computer or other? This is the first spec I'd seen that requires some toe.

Rear toe spec it down to 0.00...they are far off that too. Cross toe lower spec is 0.00, you have 0.12. Inner edge of the rears will wear.

Originally Posted by kanar200 View Post
and what is the reason I should set the alignment out of spec? just trying to educate myself...
Why? Because you want to minimize wear.
Keep it as simple as possible...but no simpler.
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