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Old 10-01-2012, 07:09 AM
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Im realizing my tires are getting eaten alive on the inside of my rear wheels.. Is there anything I can do to slow down the process of this? Not to familiar with the suspension etc.. I have lifetime balance and alignment so if there are specs i need to change I can drop it off to the shop and let them know exactly how I want it, if someone here can tell me exactly what I can do.. Pics are below.. Also I want to add a more aggro stance to the rear of my car. How wide can i go with spacers in the back?.. Wheels are 22 x 10 on 295 25 22 Nexen.. Thanks in advance fellas!
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:28 AM
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You need less camber I believe.

I was having the same issue with my last set of my 21" tires.

Just got new tires and an alignment.
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:37 PM
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You need less camber I believe.

I was having the same issue with my last set of my 21" tires.

Just got new tires and an alignment.
Sounds about right..

Those tires look like they have been worn down through the tread.
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Old 10-01-2012, 02:07 PM
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Mine did this recently also. Is it only on the right rear? I'm getting my alignment checked this week also. I know BMW's run some negative camber for better performance but this seems excessive.
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:43 PM
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Exactly what these guys said. I had the same problem and I had an alignment shop make the negative camber less negative and my tires wear pretty evenly now
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:55 PM
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Kmac sell a camber kit if you have lowered your car for a less agressive camber. From experience, how much camber can be dialled on the standard 7er?
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Old 10-02-2012, 01:38 PM
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Im realizing my tires are getting eaten alive on the inside of my rear wheels.. Is there anything I can do to slow down the process of this? Not to familiar with the suspension etc.. I have lifetime balance and alignment so if there are specs i need to change I can drop it off to the shop and let them know exactly how I want it, if someone here can tell me exactly what I can do.. Pics are below.. Also I want to add a more aggro stance to the rear of my car. How wide can i go with spacers in the back?.. Wheels are 22 x 10 on 295 25 22 Nexen.. Thanks in advance fellas!
an aggressive stance consists of extra camber in the rear which is something that you don't want, like 2-3 degrees and right now the car has about -1-2 degrees of camber.

If you want your tires to last longer, get a camber of -0.5 or less in the rear, the close to 0 the longer HOWEVER your handling will suffer a bit.
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:14 PM
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Is 11.5 too wide for the back on a 750i 06.
Tire size for the rear is 295 25 22
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:43 PM
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it should be able to take 11.5. 295/25/22 will fit fine on the rear.
@csmeance - can the standard suspension dial -0.5 camber or do you need a camber kit? If you lower
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:21 PM
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it should be able to take 11.5. 295/25/22 will fit fine on the rear.
@csmeance - can the standard suspension dial -0.5 camber or do you need a camber kit? If you lower
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:54 PM
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Is 11.5 too wide for the back on a 750i 06.
Tire size for the rear is 295 25 22
It shouldn't be to wide, folks have gone with 305 Width tires on the rear without an issue!


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it should be able to take 11.5. 295/25/22 will fit fine on the rear.
@csmeance - can the standard suspension dial -0.5 camber or do you need a camber kit? If you lower
It should be able to be dialed almost to zero bc the camber adjustment should be able to go into the positive range without an issue! If there is, then a camber kit is a way to go!
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Old 10-05-2012, 04:52 PM
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Does anyone have 265/30/22 on a 9.5 inch rim at the front and have any problem with that? My offset is 15 and it sits great in the guard but I can full lock and I get a vibration issue
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Does anyone have 265/30/22 on a 9.5 inch rim at the front and have any problem with that? My offset is 15 and it sits great in the guard but I can full lock and I get a vibration issue
I have this and it rubs on the front wheel well. (backing out of driveway and parking spots). Its just rubbing on the front plastic piece (left side only). No damage, just makes a faint rubbing noise at extreme turns. BUT,
The ride improvement from 245 to 265 is HUGE! Steering is a little slower, but better. I have 22"Asanti's.

By the way, my tire in the rear wears that way also. I would NOT do spacers. Always check your tire pressure as this will make it wear even worse, and your Gas mileage will suffer. I have leaky rear wheels so I check them weekly.

But, take it to your alignment shop and show them the wear.. They will take care of you.
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