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E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 11-12-2012, 11:57 AM
scnhra scnhra is offline
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Assistance Please.

I have a 2012 X5 Sport with the 20" option wheels with Dunlaps OEM. I have a right fron that is wearing badly on the outside edge. I took it to the dealer (which I am not happy with) and was told these tire wear quick to wear and this was normal. They would not check allignment because they said it needed to be done when I replaced the tires which needs to be done. Oh yeah they only have 11000 miles on them. I am a avid car guy and work on my own stuff as a hobby. I have had numerous cars with soft tires in fact I have a 2010 Camaro and a 2000 Firehawk with soft tires in the garage today. None of them ever wore just the outside edge off of only 1 tire without an allignment issue but then again they are not a BWM.

I now am going to go get 4 new tires and place these things back on when I turn in the lease except the right front which I will have to replace. The main question is has anyone had this same issue and is it normal?

By the way the dealer is Advantage Clearlake in League City TX. I would not recommend them to anyone for service. This is from numerous issues with them that would take 5 pages to explain.

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Old 11-12-2012, 02:19 PM
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I have a 2012 X5 Sport with the 20" option wheels with Dunlaps OEM. I have a right fron that is wearing badly on the outside edge. I took it to the dealer (which I am not happy with) and was told these tire wear quick to wear and this was normal. They would not check allignment because they said it needed to be done when I replaced the tires which needs to be done. Oh yeah they only have 11000 miles on them. I am a avid car guy and work on my own stuff as a hobby. I have had numerous cars with soft tires in fact I have a 2010 Camaro and a 2000 Firehawk with soft tires in the garage today. None of them ever wore just the outside edge off of only 1 tire without an allignment issue but then again they are not a BWM.

I now am going to go get 4 new tires and place these things back on when I turn in the lease except the right front which I will have to replace. The main question is has anyone had this same issue and is it normal?

By the way the dealer is Advantage Clearlake in League City TX. I would not recommend them to anyone for service. This is from numerous issues with them that would take 5 pages to explain.
1. Common issue- the BMW alignments can be all over the place.

2. Your issue is almost certainly TOO MUCH TOE. There are many posts on this. BMW allows quite a bit of toe- you can set them IN spec, and get 10k miles...or you can set them IN spec and get 30k miles...The spec is too wide. You want toe close to ZERO. 0.01 to 0.03. BMW allows total toe up to 0.16!! (0.08 per side

3. The warranty on alignment and wear is only 2000 miles...nobody sees the abnormal wear and then it is too late.

4. Good plan on the turn in. Suggestion: Buy a single POS matching tire from ebay for $40. Plan!

5. I run PS2s (220AA rating) on the M5 and the 996TT with major camber...but limit the toe (unless it is on the track)...I can get over 20k highway miles on the M5. The tt is kinda hopeless. But better than 11k. And those are 315/30-18 tires.

6. Reject the comments from people saying 'ya gotta pay to play' and 'the 20s will just wear fast', Yes, they MAY, but until you control the toe/alignment, you are just guessing.

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Old 11-13-2012, 11:35 AM
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thanks for the reply. I am on that same page. Toe was my first thought but since I must be an idiot it is good to hear it from someone else.

My issue is now to find a location to take it to get the work done that 1 is trustworthy and 2 will do what I ask.
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:01 PM
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OK lets add to the orfinal post. Well got the allignment done and the toe was double what BMW specs called for. Had them fix it and call it a day. Now on the way home the X-drive warning light comes on. Call BMW and they tell me someone had to have put the wrong specs in the allignment and they need to align it. Oh and by the way it is $298 and anything that caused the warning light to come on will be extra $. So, I guess the story is BMW has you by the balls. If you do not have them do your work because they were incompetent in the first place they will stick it to you in the backside now matter what.

I have had it with BMW service. I promise after owning 2 of them over the past 5 years I will not be getting another, no matter how much I love the car. Damn!
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