I have shaking in my wheel consantly. The faster I go the worst it gets. I just had my tires balanced and aligned. My front and rear bushings were just replaced and the rest of the car was checked out at BMW for anything else that would need to be replaced. I was told one wheel was bent. I moved it to the back and nothing improved. I can't think of what else would cause shaking if the whole car was checked. Would rotating my tires do anything because of irregular wear?
I had two of my 17" M Contour replicas by At Italia straitened by a company in Newton MA www.rimandwheelworks.com for about $120/wheel and it fixed any vibrations i had...except over 115 mph...its noticeable again
98 328i ECIS CAI / Tint 35% / 17" Gun-Metal Gray M Countour style wheels with Polished chrome lip and 235/40/17 Toyo Proxe T1-R's / Silverstar bulbs - head and fog
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What kind of tires do you have? Find a local tire shop that uses a Hunter 9700 Road Force balancer. It has an external wheel that rides on the tire tread to measure actual roundness of the whole assembly. Many, many of the lower priced low profile tires are completely out of round, and total junk, and nothing will fix the vibration they create. Falkens come to mind here. Its best to pay the money and go with the bigger name tire companies rather than the off-brands.
hahaha i have falkens! they didn't do that at the beginning though. I only had one bent rim and moved it to the back and there was ZERO improvement. THere should have been at least some from doing that.
Put those things on a Hunter 9700, I bet you don't have one truly round tire in the set. Get about any other brand and you'll be surprised. A tire shop with a 9700 can actually rotate the tire on the rim and try to make the whole assembly a little more round, but it's only a bandaid approach with Falkens. If you can afford some Michelins that would be great. But any other brand but Falkens.
are you still on the 17's? I had 18's on my car when i got it and i had bad vibrations. Put on the stock 15's and wouldn't you know, MUCH better (PO didnt know much about cars, let alone BMWs). check also that there is nothing obviously wrong with the steering/ suspension/ undercarriage. And if you have all original brakes, they might indeed need replacing. good luck-
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