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Re: 7 series alloys on a 89' 525(longish) (archive)

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Posted by Jo on July 31, 2001 at 11:13:22:

In Reply to: 7 series alloys on a 89' 525 posted by Russ on July 31, 2001 at 10:47:05:

If your alignment and everything else with your tracking is spot on then maybe you just make more turns going right than left that is why you wear out your left hand side tires quicker. I know that here in the States I wear out my right hand side tires quicker cause I go faster on an average in left turns.

As for your pull to the left it is most likely just the rain run off camber of tilt that is constructed into many roads to avoid standing water. My car always seemed to pull one way or the other until once I was in the middle lane of the freeway and I was able to go for up to one whole minute without my hand touching the steering wheel over bumps and everything... quite amazing how well these cars are constructed and how sensitive they are to external road inputs.

Oh and by the way what size wheels and tires are you running? Not that it should really matter it's just that your chassis would react more to the road with say a 19 inch setup than a 15 inch. I have 17 inches by 8.5 front and 9.5 rear. 235/45 front 255/40 rear.

Hope this helps any.


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