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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 11-14-2012, 07:17 AM
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Alignment after new tires and wheels for 550i?

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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?
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:35 AM
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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.
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:38 AM
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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.
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:21 AM
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You do not need to get your cars alignment done after the new wheels and tires. Don't waste your money.
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:16 AM
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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.
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Old 11-17-2012, 05:22 PM
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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.
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Old 11-17-2012, 07:40 PM
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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
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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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