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Re: Wheel Balacning Problem (archive)

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Posted by DCC on January 07, 2000 at 10:21:20:

In Reply to: Wheel Balacning Problem posted by Lou Starelli on January 06, 2000 at 17:15:26:

The E36 M3s are very sensitive to out of balance or out of round wheels as well as front alignment settings
Even with a perfectly balanced set of wheels/tires in the front
Adjusting the front toe angle can induce or reduce steering wheel vibration from non-existence to moderate vibration
A good tire shop with a good balance machine can get the balance to within 14-21oz per wheel/tire on dynamic balance (its about as good as I've seen it)
Once that is done...check the front toe setting, make sure it is within factory specs...and if the vibration is still there...make fine adjustments to the toe angle till you come to a magical point and all vibration is completely gone
I found that point to be about .09 toe-in on each side

Good Luck

: I have a new 1999M3 that has had a front wheel balancing problem from day 1. There is a significant vibration in the steering wheel starting at 60 thru 100. After repeated attempts to balance the dealer replaced the original Dunlops with BF Gforce. This helped but didnt fix. He then replaced the Goodriches with Pilots. This helped more but still didnt fix. The vibration is some what less and now starts at 80 thru 100+ but is still there. The dealer drove and said this is normal. I dont think so and would like any input I can get on simular problems so I can go back and get it right.

: My next try is to have the wheels balanced at a nondealer shop that does on car balancing to see if this gets it and if so I'm going to assume its a rotor or hub problem. Any Thoughts on this idea??

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