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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 06-04-2010, 03:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy wheels won't align?

I have a 1992 325iC that was in an accident before I bought it, supposedly fixed, but not.....the frame is bent. However, I've been driving this car for almost 6 years now, only in the summer w/top down. It's an E30 (1992, but all parts are really for 1991).

Last year, the shocks were replaced, so I went for a wheel alignment at a BMW place (not the dealer) and they told me that the rear wheels CAN'T be adjusted. Mine were bowing out like / \. They said that once I start rolling, they'd straighten out. Well, they haven't straightened out, and I have uneven wear on the tires. Not sure what to do though, any suggestions? Can the rear wheels be adjusted?
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One more thing I should mention.....the wheels were fine before replacing the shocks, and there was no uneven wear on the tires previous to shock replacement. Please help!
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thats trailing arms...i think. also check the suspension bushings.
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