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|3-Series (E36) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1992-1999. Autodoodad Specific models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318iS/ti, BMW 320, BMW 323, BMW 320, BMW 324, BMW 325, BMW 328.|
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Originally Posted by TeeUp
my baby tends to swerve right on the freeway. i was thinkin maybe its my alignment.
i understand e36s use a weighted alignment system where it has to be loaded with proper weights prior to alignment. (p272 bentley.pdf) - something that goodyear, pepboys, les schwab admit they're not equipped to do.
any quick checks before i write a $250++ check to the stealership?
Originally Posted by SpeedInfusion
wait wait wait, sounds wrong for some reason, are u using the stock suspension?
Originally Posted by Cruzin 323is
damn, an alignment costs 250 bucks at the dealer.... DAMNNNN...
my mechanic charges 75 bucks, and i thought that was bad...
Originally Posted by WarNox
i dont think u'll notice a difference, what do those weights achieve? as long as the car's going straight when u let go of the steering wheel on a straigh road its fine!
Originally Posted by bitcore
tie-rods control this in the front
rear trailing arm console controls this in the rear - which the wheel is connected to the frame by the bushing-through the console. Be sure the bushing & your tie rods are good before you even THINK about getting an alignment. Cause, if your suspension dosn't HOLD the alignment, it's *USELESS*
Yes, you can change the rear toe, anyone who tells you otherwise shouldn't work on the car
Extreme camber can do this too, but you would SEE that it's off and it wouldn't be balenced from side to side. Look at the back wheels from the back of the car, see how the top leans outwards? that's camber (if they dont, your not looking at it right or your lower control arms are bent). Some negative camber (which is top out, bottom in) is GOOD.
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