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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).
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.
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 Â£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.....