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    Hi guys I am new to this forum. I just wanted to know if anyone has experienced tram lining on a 2003 320d. The car is not standard and is running on I think they are MV2 alloys with 255/35 x18 rear and 255/40 x18 fronts. The thing is the car seems to move around on the road and at times with some quite dramatic movements. I understand that these wheel tyre sizes are M3 size so I am guessing the standard suspension geometry set up is not right for these wheels and tyres. I have thought about getting it tracked as I assume the geometry can be altered as such on all four corners. The question is though is what do i get it set up to? Has anyone else had this experience and if so what did you do?
     
     

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    Happens a lot on E46's. Could be your tyres. Could be your RTABs or wishbone bushes or the ball joints shot away on the wishbones. Could just need a 4 wheel alignment. Seems to happen more with the 18 or 19" wheels on apparently.
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    Lift the car up and check and try to manhandle the front tyres, if you find excessive play, take a look at the bushes and ball joints... what that happened to my old E46 it was the front wishbone bushes that are in the lollipop thing...

    Have a look at this link, item number 6, according to a friend who works in GSF that's normal thing to go...

    http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...00&hg=31&fg=05

    Also there are other threads on this website in regards to this issue....

    http://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/forum/...-tyres-t53926/
    http://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/forum/...erflex-t63519/
    2005 E46 320d twitchy handling
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    Many thanks Chooch84 I will check it out and go from there.
     
     

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    Many thanks for your comment fallschirmjager
     
     

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    I've replaced everything but the wishbones on the front and mine was still doing it quite badly. A friend who had a 320d touring like mine said that he ran his tyres at around 36psi on the front. I checked mine and they were down to 27psi so pumped them up and it has almost completely eliminated the tramlining!
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by fallschirmjager View Post
    Happens a lot on E46's. Could be your tyres. Could be your RTABs or wishbone bushes or the ball joints shot away on the wishbones. Could just need a 4 wheel alignment. Seems to happen more with the 18 or 19" wheels on apparently.
    I can agree with that "18 or 19inch alloys" as I had 18's on mine and now on 17inch alloys and different tyres and it took the Tramlining away! Tyres are Falken FK452!

    Also what has been said get your tracking checked! Also check your tyre pressures and go by the user man to see what it says about PSI in your tyres.

    Plus some times tramlining just cant me helped due to the camber of the road... "So I have been told"

    Quote Originally Posted by cool4tune View Post
    255/35 x18 rear and 255/40 x18 fronts.
    I am very sure you mean 225/40/18 for the front? Other wise thats why you are tramlining...
    Last edited by MONSTER; 28-12-2010 at 23:52. Reason: Notice something else


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