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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 11-15-2012, 06:00 PM
dadsl8 dadsl8 is offline
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07 550i rear tire wear.

Rear tires are wearing inside to out BMW had mentioned bushings? our tire store said struts were weak? has 86k had it aligned @ 76k any takers.

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Old 11-15-2012, 06:52 PM
schpenxel schpenxel is offline
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I know these cars are pretty rough on rear tires, that's how they get the handling they do out of a car of this size / weigh, but can't recall what the normal wear pattern is.
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:57 PM
TRS550 TRS550 is offline
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Your tire wear is completely normal. The car is set up with a far amount of negative camber. It's how BMW makes a 4000 lb car handle like a dream.

You can take it to your alignment specialist and tell hiom to set it to the least negative value and still be in spec. The car won't handle as well but I suspect you won't notice.
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Old 11-17-2012, 06:30 PM
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Your tire wear is completely normal. The car is set up with a far amount of negative camber. It's how BMW makes a 4000 lb car handle like a dream.

You can take it to your alignment specialist and tell hiom to set it to the least negative value and still be in spec. The car won't handle as well but I suspect you won't notice.
Ditto. I think that it is around -2 degrees camber for stock. You can usually get another degree toward 0 out of the stock camber adjustment. I don't plan on going more positive than -1 degree. I am in the same boat. I won't likely notice the decrease in camber, but my wallet will notice even more.
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