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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

 
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#1 (permalink) Old 08-17-2005, 05:10 PM
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Ok, I had new wheels put on my 90 325i and now the damn thing shakes bad at 50mph and up. The wheels are 17" wheels and the tires are 205/40/17. I had to wait 3 weeks to get the wheels because of backspacing issues and that was resolved BUT after the wheels were balanced and put on the car shakes. ghead Now it didn't shake with the stock wheels on at all.................I don't want the bottlecaps back on my car so what does anyone think could be my problem? They have weights on the wheels but the ones on the back driver's side wheel fell off and when the wheels were first put on my car the nimbrods forgot to put weights on period, so needless to say I have made 3 trips to the tire/wheel store today and have to make another one tomorrow to get them to get the vibration out of my front end. Also the lug bolts they put in are nice however the lug bolt key is a really tight fit hence so snug it's a pisser to get off and on the lug bolt.
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#2 (permalink) Old 08-17-2005, 05:59 PM
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youre wheels probably arent hub-centric so even with the bolts tight there is enough play between the bolts to cause a vibration.

get hub-centric discs and you should be set. discount tire or tire rack should be able to help you out. going to need you to either know exactly what wheel you have or go out and bust out with the dial caliper and measure yourself to know what to send you.




ALSO, if they ar eusing aftermarket locking bolts, they probably need to do a on the vehicle balancing because the bolts are different weights, enough so to make balancing on the vehicle necessary. i know on porsches you have to because of their extreme 130mm bolt spacing, bmw being a little less extreme @ 120mm.

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Could be the thrust arm bushings...I know when I had my 15inch winter rims on my 5er I had no shakes...but as soon as I put my 17s on I had some nasty vibrations at about 50MPH. In the end I had to change both tie rods and bushings, I ended up upgrading my bushings to the beefier ones found on the 750.

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Well took my car into the wheel shop and they took the wheels off. Apparently the wheels require studs and tuner lug which weren't used on my car. They used lug bolts that weren't seeting(sp) into the hubs on the car so the lug bolts were causing the wheels to shake because the wheels basically weren't on all the way.

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