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Old 05-17-2011, 01:09 AM
aspenpup aspenpup is offline
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Rear tire wear 2005 X5

Re: Rear tire wear 2005 X5

It seems like just a few months ago I replaced all tires and now I see the RETURN of the inside edge of each rear tire worn down to the belt. The outside edge has nearly 90% tread left.

The wear seems to be a bit uneven. I hear about the camber being an issue but this irregular pattern seems to indicate something else, but on both sides? I guess I should look at my bushings/control arms? Any thoughts about this tire wear. All 3 pictures are of the same tire.

I was ready to take to alignment shop and tell them to set the camber different to prevent this type of wear.





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Old 05-18-2011, 01:27 AM
bmwxr2002 bmwxr2002 is offline
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Mein Auto: 2002 Bmw X5 4.41 sport
I had the same problem and took it for a four wheel alignment. The mechanic reset the camber and advised that BMW designed the truck for performance so you will see this type of wear. You have to rotate side to side in the rear which should help in more even wear. But the alignment if done correctly will help.
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Old 09-13-2012, 02:44 PM
karl39m karl39m is offline
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Mein Auto: BMW X5 2001 (E53)
there is a interesting video on Youtube , i don't know if it work, but it sound smart... reply if someone did that test please to know your impression on that, thanx
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Old 05-13-2014, 03:22 PM
wayne mc intosh wayne mc intosh is offline
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Have 04 E53 X5 3.0d with 19s staggered offset.Been told a way to fix this is -full tank of fuel & 150kg load in back-have rears set at 0deg camber or as near to it as possible.Toe in/out is also adjustable.Have the upper control arm bushes checked out while on hoist-These if worn will cause problems.The different suspensions (Mine is SPORT) but NOT the air setup- have their issues & i think in the forums this has been covered.You need someone who is well versed in the X5 s to check out these issues.-

I have had 2 alignments done & now changed rear tyres over on rims L/R. in an effort to have max life from tyres & remaining legal.1st alin was without 150kg in rear-tech didnt think the load would make a difference until we tried it.He 2 had a day of learning.

Tyre rolling diameter is critical-=local BMW dealer has advised of diff issues from this.From memory tyres need an A tick ?? as even though they state 285/45/19 they vairy- there is a small margin allowable-3.7mm ?? i run 235/65/17s on 1set & the S/o 19s 285/45/19-255/50/19 & have ckecked them with a diameter tape.

Your problems would APPEAR to be excessive camber & may be toe in + a problem with suspension bushes.
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Old 05-14-2014, 05:25 AM
wayne mc intosh wayne mc intosh is offline
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Tyre wear-X5

add to comments-possible uneven wear resulting from camber/toe in/out adjustment AND consider shocks may be worn out-this may account for the uneven pattern.Mine at 230k seems quite firm on both sides & BOUNCE TEST gives a good result.Back to worn component somewhere???
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