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Old 11-04-2006, 12:19 AM
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Unhappy very loud and Strange noise under front wheel, like the wheels are going to fall apar

My 740i seems to hit every little hole or indentation on the road and it feels like the car is going to fall apart. Wheel alignment did not help in any way. They (Just Tires) ended up destroying my gear shift knob by hitting it with hammer or something, it is all cracked up!!!
I have made sure the breaks are okay and have changed the rear breaks and rotors (I spent ovetr$888 today but the noise is still there. Like the front end is falling apart at low speeds. Helllllllllllllllp, please.

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Old 11-04-2006, 05:59 AM
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The tires in your car are directional and the direction is marked very clearly on the sidewall. Perhaps whoever installed them put the tires the wrong way. I have seen people complain about the same problem and it was the direction. The wheel needs to turn in a certain direction for the tire to wear the way it was intended, som tires are built for one direction of turning only. I hope this helps
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Old 11-04-2006, 07:19 AM
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The tires in your car are directional and the direction is marked very clearly on the sidewall. Perhaps whoever installed them put the tires the wrong way. I have seen people complain about the same problem and it was the direction. The wheel needs to turn in a certain direction for the tire to wear the way it was intended, som tires are built for one direction of turning only. I hope this helps

Thanks a lot, I will check it out.
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Old 11-05-2006, 01:37 AM
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I did not see any directional message on the tires. Please explain what you mean by directions on the tire.

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Old 11-05-2006, 05:57 AM
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High performance tires are made to roll on the road in one direction and there is usually an arrow pointing to the direction of roll, if you mount the tire incorrectly the tire will roll to the opposite direction and thus the ride will be extremely uncomfortable and the tire will make a loud and strange noise while rolling when you drive.
What I suggest that you do is write down the make and type of tire you have, call Tire Rack and ask them if your tires are directional and where are the markings.
I am not sure that this is your problem, but you tried everything else and your problem fits the symptom.
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Old 11-06-2006, 09:56 PM
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Thanks, I will call tire rack and ask them.
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