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agb1976 01-25-2010 02:29 PM

Replaced rtab's now what?
I had a terrible vibration on the right rear of my e46 sedan. The inside of the tire wore faster than any other part. So I had the car aligned. Vibration still there. Bought a new tire, still there. Replaced the rtab's last week with the powerflex ones. Vibration still there, but maybe a little better. So know I'm thinking wheel bearing. The tire sits in more at the top and out more on the bottom. Any suggestions. Car is 01 325i manual, sub frame has been inspected. Thanks

Bert336 01-25-2010 02:54 PM

blown suspension? wheel bearing would make a whining noise as certain speeds, bent wheel?

aggieE46 01-25-2010 04:12 PM

Did you have the car re-aligned after you installed the RTABs?

agb1976 01-25-2010 04:25 PM

The wheel was switched with the spare when I had the new tire put on. Haven't realigned the car yet. There is a whine from the rear the faster you go.

firefirefire90 01-25-2010 04:27 PM

get the car realigned, how bad were your Rtabs before?

TrippinBimmer 01-25-2010 04:54 PM

New Rear Tires and New Alignment...:D Also, Check is ur Rear Wheel Bearings are bad or not...


agb1976 01-26-2010 08:12 AM

Yeah probably have to do the alignment, rtab weren't that bad from what I can tell. What should I look for?

hi its me alec 01-27-2010 09:35 PM

Get an alignment, your stock rear camber arm might be bent. The noise sounds like a wheel bearing.

Did the car ever hit a curb on the side that's making noise? I tagged a curb a couple months ago and my wheel bearing went out because of it (in addition to the wheel and rear camber arm bending)

agb1976 02-12-2010 01:29 PM

Turns out the wheel bearing in the right rear rear was bad. After the car was aligned and after the new rtab, the noise was horribly louder. I had the wheel bearing replaced and now its nice and quiet again.

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