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Old 10-16-2012, 10:11 AM   #8
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Thanks for the responses, guys. I guess I'll look into original BMW rims from ebay or such.

Originally Posted by AJV View Post
A common cause of shaking is warped rotors. If your car only does it when braking, it's the rotors. E46 non-M wheels sell for around $100 on Craigslist and eBay; as the platform gets older and more of them get junked the price on the wheels will continue to drop. You can also have the wheels repaired if they aren't badly damaged. I bent a wheel and it cost me like $120 to have it straightened, road rash fixed, and recoated to like new.
Not while braking, only between 45 and 60 mph, accelerating or coasting. I'll be getting my tires and steering flex coupler replaced, so we'll see what's up with the rims. I know at least 2 have slight bends in them, but the shaking was occurring before I hit a pothole and bent one in the front (and now I have a tire bubble). I'm at 104k miles.
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