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Old 02-10-2008, 01:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Problem with new 18" wheels

Hi,

I recently fitted 18" MV2 Alloy Wheels with Yokohama 225/40/18 tyres to my E46 318ci (Year 2000) the ride is rougher than before, but I expected this due to the low-profile tyres. The problem I am having is when I drive up or down a hill, I can full the wheel pulling to one side, I got the tracking done and this problem still persists.

So I thought the wheels must be rubbing... but I have checked by taking the wheels off and checking, can't see any signs of wear on the tyres or around inside the wheel arches.

If its not rubbing (or doesn't seem to be) could it be the brake discs?

Has anyone else had this problem? Any help or advice would be most appreiated!
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What sort of mileage has your car done?

Is the car always pulling to the one same side? or does it sometimes pull in either direction? If so, your bushes may be worn.
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What sort of mileage has your car done?

Is the car always pulling to the one same side? or does it sometimes pull in either direction? If so, your bushes may be worn.
48k, the car doesn't seem to be pulling on a flat road... normally always to the left
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