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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 10-27-2013, 02:04 PM
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Wheel alignment

Hi bmw lovers How Much Does it Cost for a Wheel Alignment.I'm looking for a good place for
2001 wheel alignment.Any thoughts?
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Old 10-27-2013, 02:29 PM
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We have no idea where you live since your location is at "Ultimate Driving machine." Is that the 51st State now?

Depending on Geographical location and type of shop, runs from $60 to $200 at the dealers.

Best to ask in the local forum for recommendations or at least mention where you live.
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Old 10-27-2013, 02:33 PM
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Sorry Bergen nj.

QUOTE=dvsgene;7921595]We have no idea where you live since your location is at "Ultimate Driving machine." Is that the 51st State now?

Depending on Geographical location and type of shop, runs from $60 to $200 at the dealers.

Best to ask in the local forum for recommendations or at least mention where you live.[/QUOTE]
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Old 10-27-2013, 05:13 PM
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Coincidentally, I had a local mechanic in Long Island that people drove from the tri-state area to get an alignment from him because he was that good and prices were very reasonable.

However, he left to work at a place in Bergen, called Auto Couture Motoring

Mechanics name is Matt but prices are much higher at ACM because it's a high end shop. While I can highly recommend the mechanic, I don't know what the pricing is at ACM.

http://www.autocouturemotoring.com/
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Old 10-28-2013, 06:20 AM
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Coincidentally, I had a local mechanic in Long Island that people drove from the tri-state area to get an alignment from him because he was that good and prices were very reasonable.

However, he left to work at a place in Bergen, called Auto Couture Motoring

Mechanics name is Matt but prices are much higher at ACM because it's a high end shop. While I can highly recommend the mechanic, I don't know what the pricing is at ACM.

http://www.autocouturemotoring.com/
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Old 10-28-2013, 07:22 AM
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Old 10-28-2013, 06:55 PM
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Finding a reputable BMW indy in your area (1) (2) & the consumers' checkbook method of finding a good mechanic (1) & repairpal labor/job/shop rates by zip code (1) & other things to consider replacing while you're already there (1)
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Old 10-29-2013, 01:39 PM
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Burning 2nd I was thinking about sts,but I do not know if they are good.
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Old 10-29-2013, 03:03 PM
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Old 10-30-2013, 12:59 AM
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take it to a wheel shop... Not a dealer... or a indy..

take it to someone who does tires and wheels all day long..

tell them you want a "toe and go" "No beating on the car" and "I dont want any kids driving my car"

It will get you a simple alignment, and if they come and say that this needs to replacement or that needs replacement... Tell them put it as close to zero as you can and when its changed Ill bring it back for another Alignment
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Old 10-31-2013, 04:39 AM
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