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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 08-07-2004, 08:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Okay... Being a moron, I was driving a little too fast in a parking lot and scraped the right side of a curb that looks like _| . It didn't do anything to the body, but my rims got scratched up. Now my Bimmer wobbles whenever going straight at any speed. I don't know what's wrong with it and I don't know what to do. I thought about tightening up the lugs, but that didn't help. I then thought about the tire pressure. Would that help it at all? Maybe the tire lost some pressure or something and it's causing the wobble... I don't know, heh. I just want to get this fixed ASAP because it's a pain to drive like this.
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Old 08-07-2004, 08:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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probably fucked the tie rod end, and now it's got some play in it, that or the lower conrol arm bushing, look at all the bushings while your down there
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u might have bent ur rim too if u have it wobbleing start with the simple things liek taking off the tire and looking at the rim itself then go in to more comlicated and expensive problems
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hey, hoff's brother here.....i think more so along the line of bent rim, he said that it is pretty tight while sitting still, that means that it wouldn't be a tie rod or a bushing, but could be minor enough that it could, i think more so a long a bent rim, at first thought balance, but he says all speeds, which when out of balance, you'll notice b/c it happens only at certain speeds.

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I would say bent rim also, pop it off and throw on the spare - see what happens.
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yeah it def culd be, but u actualy mite of bent the sus. arm also...thats a lil far fetched but it mite b the case
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I just placed a bid on an awesome deal of the exact same rim I have plus an extra tire for $51. Hopefully I can have it by next weekend and I'll see if this would solve the problem. It doesn't matter if the rim isn't the problem because I gotta replace the scratched one anyway. :P It looks like crap right now.
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awesome, i hope thats the problem then man everything else gets kinda expensive
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yeah, it sure does get expensive....good thing we got the rim for 51, instead of say 129 lol
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man not only that im talking about all the stuff behind the disk brakes bro..those peices get expensive! http://www.seambmw.com good performance parts, great price
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