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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 09-09-2014, 03:52 AM
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I hydroplaned my 540i6 and the front left wheel hit the curb when I was turning a hard right and my tire popped and the rim fitment busted, I replaced all that when I got home but I think I messed up my alignment.. The left wheel is farther back than all the other wheels and when I drive her the car steers leftwards if I don't hold the steering wheel slightly right.. Please help. Thank you
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Old 09-09-2014, 04:06 AM
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I hydroplaned my 540i6 and the front left wheel hit the curb when I was turning a hard right and my tire popped and the rim fitment busted, I replaced all that when I got home but I think I messed up my alignment.. The left wheel is farther back than all the other wheels and when I drive her the car steers leftwards if I don't hold the steering wheel slightly right.. Please help. Thank you
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Old 09-09-2014, 04:10 AM
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I hydroplaned my 540i6 and the front left wheel hit the curb when I was turning a hard right and my tire popped and the rim fitment busted, I replaced all that when I got home but I think I messed up my alignment.. The left wheel is farther back than all the other wheels and when I drive her the car steers leftwards if I don't hold the steering wheel slightly right.. Please help. Thank you
I recomend going to the local alingment shop.

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Old 09-09-2014, 07:38 AM
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Prolly a bent control arm. I did that to my e36 when I was drifting it. I learned my lesson ha.
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Old 09-09-2014, 08:01 AM
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You must be in Phoenix AZ. Maybe try running it into the curb on the other side. Should even things out.

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Old 09-09-2014, 08:21 AM
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You must be in Phoenix AZ. Maybe try running it into the curb on the other side. Should even things out.

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I was just gonna watch, hydroplanning while turning a hard right...indicates a total loss of control....and hit a curb...think this dude needs more than a hubcap...hahahaaaa
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Old 09-09-2014, 10:08 AM
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Prolly a bent control arm. I did that to my e36 when I was drifting it. I learned my lesson ha.

Yeah I admit I was drifting as well. I didn't say anything cause I felt like I would get **** from everyone hahaha
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Yeah I admit I was drifting as well. I didn't say anything cause I felt like I would get **** from everyone hahaha
Maybe you learned a valuable lesson.

It's probably time to replace a few pieces on that side.

Take it to alignment shop that knows BMW and knows how to do alignments on BMW. The factory has camber settings that some places ignore and set up the car with 0/0 to avoid customers saying "you set it up wrong and the tires wear on the edges now!" and wanting their money back.
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