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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
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Old Wed, Aug-25-2010, 05:45:02 PM   #1
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Default How do I fix this.

Attached are pics of my rear tires. As you can see the right wears a little bit more on the right side of the tire. Both these tires are done so dont let the left one fool you like there is tread on it, maybe a 1mm max. But would just a simple alignment fix this off center wear or is something more serious. In all honestly it might be just that I do get a little size ways on left turns more than I do on right turns.

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Your toe is off. Pointed too far in. So yes, and alignment will fix it. Also, check your RTABS.
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can u make the pictures bigger? They're too small

That's some crazy tire wear!
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can u make the pictures bigger? They're too small

That's some crazy tire wear!
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Sorry about the images they are not that big on my comp and they weren't that big on imgur when I uploaded it.


Fixed the size!

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And while these cars have rear differential that sends power to both wheels, I believe it sends more to the right side. My right side tire always wears a little more than the left. So not all of it is alignment related. But that much of a difference, alignment is also involved.
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Sorry about the images they are not that big on my comp and they weren't that big on imgur when I uploaded it.


Fixed the size!
They looked big on my 13" monitor j/k

I'd definitely check your alignment and RTABS
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Your toe is off. Pointed too far in. So yes, and alignment will fix it. Also, check your RTABS.
+1 Toe would be my first guess.
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RTABs first then alignment. No sense in having an alignment first.
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RTABs first then alignment. No sense in having an alignment first.
Absolutely agree... I had the same wear issue until I replaced the RTABs with powerflex RTABs... The OEM RTABs are weak rubber and will fail again while the powerflex wont.

Then alignment, which you have to do after RTAB replacement...
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