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If you have a wheel that has hit a curb... or struck something that dented it... it doesnt matter how much you counter weight it... it will still be off in certain centrifugal forces... IE 20-50mph is probably in that range...
I had this problem... and BTW.. this is probably one of many reasons that would cause your wheels to shimmy in those speed ranges... I'd get it looked at, at someone that knows something about BMW suspension.
Thanks for your replies. As a matter of fact one of my back rims was dented and I had it fixed... but the problem is still there... thinking of taking it to the dealer I hope they can figure things out.
I think you have a bad wheel. easy fix is rotate that wheel and put that on the rear and try. best of luck. you will see vibration if the front ones are out of balance. Some times alignment also could cause vibration in steering.
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