Had the car for little over a year now and had always noticed v. loud scraping noise from the tyres when I pull off my drive and turn a sharp right at low speed. It only happens in really cold weather when I first set off. I had at first put it down to wide tyres (245 35 19 's on scnitzer alloys) but it has now developed into quite a loud single bang, once again only when I first set off in cold weather.
Yesterday I pulled off the drive and applied full lock and stopped just before the point it normally occurs, I got out of the car to take a look at the wheel and noticed the wheel had too much camber angle on it resultig in less than half the width of the tyre in contact with the ground. After seeing this I am now sure the scraping noise was the small amount of tread in contact with the ground being pushed along sideways. Could something be seizing up in the cold ie. ball joint, resulting in the strange camber angle and the loud bang is this seized joint releasing with the sideways force of the tyre acting on it.
I have recently fitted new lower control arms, inner bushes on the upper control arms and stabiliser rods in order to fix a knocking noise when hitting manholes,potholes etc.
I hope someone can advise because the local mechanics I've taken it too don't have a clue and I don't want to be taking it to the dealers.