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Old 11-01-2004, 05:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm new to this site and BMW. I've been reading these post for a while. It seems that inside rear tire wear is normal on these cars. Is it normal for more wear on the passenger tire then the drivers side? or would that indicate an alignment problem?

this car also has an open diff. if that makes a difference.

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It's normal for the inside wear, but both sides should wear the same.
Looks like an alignment check is needed.
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In addition to CosmosBlack's good advise; try to jack up the rear tires then with your foot push against the 6:00 O'clock position several times and feel for any movements/play. If so it should be fixed (rather cheap fix) prior to the alignment.

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Thanks for the advise. I put new tires on the other day and while it was on the rack I push, pried and pulled everything. Found I have a bad intragal arm bushing and ball joint on the passanger side rear. I guess thats why I am getting more wear on that wheel than the other side.

Now, where to find those parts?? used

mean while the car sits unused so as not to wear the new tires


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Try Bavauto.com It'll cost you a little more on this site but at least you'll get the correct parts!


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I own a 2000 525 DA and my former tyres were Dunlop 2000 I think. I almost had an accident because the front right tyre suddenly wore out and when I heard that noise I stopped only to notice that there were large stripes of the tyre gone I was driving at 170 kph (100 miles) !
I changed the 4 tyres and went for Michelin Priimacy and realigned the whole geometry : now after more than 41.000 kms, the tyres are still in a very good shape with no abnormal wear
So I suggest checking the alignment and buy Michelin instead.
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Thanks for the advise. I put new tires on the other day and while it was on the rack I push, pried and pulled everything. Found I have a bad intragal arm bushing and ball joint on the passanger side rear. I guess thats why I am getting more wear on that wheel than the other side.

Now, where to find those parts??* used

mean while the car sits unused so as not to wear the new tires*


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This is the very reason why I was telling you to push against the 6:00 position on the back tire.The name for that part is INTEGR. LINK A 108F there are two of them left/right side; they sit in a rubber bushings which goes bad causing the play in your back wheels. About $65 by the dealer.
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I'm going to replace the intregal arm and ball joint. there both on the same bolt so why not. I got the parts from thepartsbin.com. There german made. Less than $100 for ball joint, ball joint retaining clip and integral arm.

I have Yokohama Tires. They are the Avid V4s P225/55R16 94V with 500 tread wear, AA traction, A heat, V speed rated and 60,000 mile tread warranty. They run smooth, quite and have an affordable price. I bought the car from my brother and thats what he ran on it. Good traction. milage and wear unless you have worn suspention parts like me.

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