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Re: Strut tower eating wheel (archive)

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Posted by John on October 28, 2000 at 11:21:52:

In Reply to: Strut tower eating wheel posted by Zag on October 27, 2000 at 18:19:59:

Hey Zag,
How do you like the ride with your Koni's and Eibach springs? I am considering this same set up, but keep fluctuating between the Koni and Bilstein shocks, what is your opinion? By the way, good luck with that tire rubbing.

I occasionally get this really loud noise from the left front wheel well, when turning the steering wheel all the way to the left, for example when parking. I checked it out and it seems that the wheel touches the strut tower causing the noise. The inside edges of the wheel also look "rashy". I'm thinking of replacing the wheel bearing to get rid of the problem. Is that the likely cause, any other suggestions? The car has 18" wheels, Koni Sports and is lowered with Eibachs.

'93 525i

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