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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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Old 08-28-2006, 01:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok so i replaced my front shocks which were completely shot. I then took it in and had new tires put on and had an alignment done to it. They told me the camber could not be adjusted and that it 'might pull' and well she pulls all over the road, it changes which way it pulls depending on how it feels. I have notices and believe one of the upper strut mounts is shot, so i am planning on replacing both. Now would this affect the steering and make it pull as it is. Does the camber need to be adjusted to make is drive straight? This seems idiotic seeing that it is not adjustable. I am hoping and thinking that replacing the strut mounts may remedy the problem. But will doing this mess the aligment up that i just payed more than i wish i had to have done?
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Old 09-01-2006, 10:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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No one's got anything on this one?
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the camber shouldn't make it pull all over the place. It'll just eat the shit out of your tires. Did they give a reason it couldn't be adjusted? Also, the toe-in is mainly what causes vehicles to pull. Check your tie rod ends as well.
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They are adjustable, whoever said they aren't just doesn't know how to. Many euro cars have a solid hub/strut tube assemblies (volvo, benz, bmw, and some opels) and most shops are used to hub/strut adjustments.

P.S. Did they even put the weights in the car like they are supposed to for a correct e30 alignment?
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