5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60)Chat relating to the BMW 5-Series of all generations. Specific models include: BMW 518, BMW 520, BMW 520i, BMW 530i, BMW 528i, BMW 530i, BMW 518i, BMW 524d, BMW 525i, BMW 525e, BMW 528e, BMW 540i, BMW 535i, BMW 520d, BMW 525td, BMW 525d, BMW 530d, BMW 525i/xi, BMW 530i/xi. (BMW 5-Series Forum)
Replaced the tires on my 2003 525 and the tire shop said they couldn't do an alignment because they don't have "weight bags". Never heard anything like this when my 1999 528 got tires and an alignment. Are the weight bags necessary? Does any national chain of tire stores do this alignment?
If your vehicle height has not been altered (Dropped) you shouldnt have a problem with getting alignment without the weight. Most of the time the rear alignment would not be out of alignment unless you have worn suspension parts.
get a shop to weigh the car with what you normally carry in the car and a weight for you in the driver seat a GOOD alignment shop will do this My seven had a TO BMW SPEC alignment and it didnt feel right so I put it on a alignment rack and found they didn't pu enough camber on the rear wheels because I dont carry anything in the trunk and they weighed it down to BMW's spec which isn't what the real world conditions were...
__________________ 1991 Ford Taurs SHO 5 Speed White on Tan
1996 Chevy Lumina LTZ Rep 3.4L
1992 318i Coupe parts car
1992 325i Ls1 swap with a T56 6 speed 12.2 quarter mile
1976 Mercedes Benz 300D with a Ford 5.0L Fuel Injected soon to be Modded I am Captain Obvious
The AutoGuide.com network consists of the largest network of enthusiast-owned enthusiast-operated automotive communities.
AutoGuide.com provides the latest car reviews, auto show coverage, new car prices, and automotive news. The AutoGuide network operates more than 100 automotive forums where our users consult peers for shopping information and advice, and share opinions as a community.