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  1. Evening all, First question, where in the midlands does proper 4 wheel alignment camber castor etc? Second question, what geometry would i use? car has Intrax and Bilstein B8's. it also has some ground control camber plates fitted. not sure if these add anything to the equation. Has anyone else got a similar setup and some reference points for setting? thanks!!!!
  2. Hi everyone. My front tyres have excessively worn on the outer edges after having the tracking and alignment done a few months back. can you please tell me the optimum toe / camber setting for maintaining a good balance of grip and even wearing? When my tracking was last done the rears had excessively worn on the inner edges so I requested that they were stood up as close to vertical as was reasonable.. but now my fronts outer edges have gone!! It is a 2008 530d e60 running on spyder style 172 alloys. The front tyres are 245/35/19. I like a bit of spirited driving on occasions (it's a bmw afterall).
  3. Hi All, I've tried the search but got 200+ replies about E60 headlight... I’ve been having problems wiggling my drivers headlight back into place. I removed it by loosening the 8mm bolts at the bottom and the T30s at the top as I needed to get my hand in to change bulbs. For the life of me, I can’t get it to sit back in correctly – on closer inspection there seems to be male/female locators on the bracket that the 8mm bolts go into, and I assume it’s these that I’m having issues with. At the moment the headlight is bolted back in on the same T30/8mm bolts, but you can see by the clean metal that the 8mms are not quite in the right place, plus there’s a gap underneath the light to the bumper of ~6mm more than there should be and at the trailing edge of the headlight it’s sitting below the line of the front wing by approximately the same amount. I did the passenger side bulbs the week before and even though the headlight did sit up once, a quick wiggle had it back in location sitting down nicely in line with 8mms at the bottom and the T30s aligning on top. Are there any differences on the drivers side, or should I just remove the headlight and repeat? I know some people have been loosening the front bumper to remove/refit headlights but I haven’t found the need to do this. Any help appreciated! Thanks, Jon.
  4. Stephen101

    Wheel alignment issue

    Howdy folks I was wondering if anyone could kindly help me here, was getting tyres today and was offered 3D wheel alignment. Guy said front and back were off so started off fixing it. After a while he said the rear driver side "camber bolt" was seized and I needed a new one as he could not adjust it, he said the other 3 wheels are now perfect but the rear driver was about 5 mm out. My question is, is that a bad amount to be out? & If so does anyone know what a "camber bolts" real name or part number is? (He showed me the seized bolt and it was quite high up in behind the rear driver side wheel if that helps) Car is a 2003 530d e60 type! Thanks very much in advance folks.
  5. Its obvious when you think about it, but I didn't realise the impact this would have on the handling of my 530i. I went to get some new front tyres (Pilot Sport III) and the friendly guy at tyre web asked if I wanted all my geometry checking and adjusting. At 120 quid I had a hard think about it, as I'm skint. Turns out it was the best £120 I ever spent. Everything was out, Rear toe and camber and front toe. It has transformed the car. It used to tramline and get thrown off line by bumps, and I just accepted it as part of having wide tyres and thought, this is just how these handle. How wrong was I. Transition from dead ahead to leaning into a corner is now precise and consistent, whereas it used to lurch before. So anyone who is thinking about doing their geometry, but isn't sure whether its worth the cash, I can wholeheartedly assure you, it absolutely is worth every penny. Although that does depend on how much you value a good handling car. Some people may not. That's my brainpower all used up for the day.....