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Old 09-05-2011, 07:03 AM
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Do I need wheels aligment?

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My 550i just past 6000 mls, on the way to work I hit a big pot hole on right wheels now the vehicle pull to right, not happened before hit.
Do I need wheels alignment or balance the tires?
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Old 09-05-2011, 07:07 AM
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Probably not balance but maybe alignment. Also could have a bubble assuming you have run flats and maybe loss of air pressure.
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Old 09-05-2011, 07:16 AM
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Probably not balance but maybe alignment. Also could have a bubble assuming you have run flats and maybe loss of air pressure.
Can I do aligment at NTB?
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Old 09-05-2011, 07:24 AM
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Can I do aligment at NTB?
Sure, I've had good luck with them over the years ....... but make sure they check out other possible damage, it sounds like you took quite a whack to the right front tire!
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Old 09-05-2011, 12:54 PM
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Hi everyone,
My 550i just past 6000 mls, on the way to work I hit a big pot hole on right wheels now the vehicle pull to right, not happened before hit.
Do I need wheels alignment or balance the tires?
Thank you.
No question it is the alignment. Had to align my car for similar circumstances. Had it done at the BMW dealer. It is a totally new rear suspension and requires all four wheels to be aligned. Did it with the technician and it took more than two hours. He had to redo the rear wheels because the process of doing the front wheels the rear came out of alignment. He said the F10 requires a lot of work and he is just getting used to it. It requires the sophisticated dedicated BMW computer assisted alignment machine. Costs about $200.

Do NOT get it done anywhere but a BMW dealer. He will check all the tires at the same time.
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Old 09-05-2011, 02:21 PM
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No question it is the alignment. Had to align my car for similar circumstances. Had it done at the BMW dealer. It is a totally new rear suspension and requires all four wheels to be aligned. Did it with the technician and it took more than two hours. He had to redo the rear wheels because the process of doing the front wheels the rear came out of alignment. He said the F10 requires a lot of work and he is just getting used to it. It requires the sophisticated dedicated BMW computer assisted alignment machine. Costs about $200.

Do NOT get it done anywhere but a BMW dealer. He will check all the tires at the same time.
I agree, I have F01 and the new suspension has to be done at a BMW dealer.
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Old 09-05-2011, 04:06 PM
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I agree, I have F01 and the new suspension has to be done at a BMW dealer.
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I will let BMW dealer do alignment and oil change tomorrow.
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