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Old 10-24-2011, 11:59 AM   #1
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uneven dangerous rear wear

I was driving down the highway the other day and heard a whipping sound coming from the rear drivers side wheel. Upon inspection i found the inside 1-2 inches worn down, and on the inner 1 inch of the tread there was a slit all the way down, the tire was peeled to the wire. the peeling was about 1/8 inch wide and only peeled partially. i think i may have ran over something, which would explain the peeling but I'm unsure of why the tire would wear so unevenly. the wheels are 18 inch aftermarket wheels and the tires were worn down to maybe 20% left, but not to the point where a tire should fail.

does anybody have any idea why this would happen like this or is it normal for rear tires to wear in such a way due to camber?

thanks for all advice guys

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Old 10-24-2011, 12:03 PM   #2
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IT's normal for the inside to wear faster. Also you might need an alignment. Same thing happened to me a couple months after buying the car. The wear is most likely due to toe, not camber. A proper alignment should help with more even wear on a new set of tires.
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Old 10-24-2011, 12:07 PM   #3
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^^^ Correct.
That is most likely a rear toe issue. Happened to me before as well and was quite startling.
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Old 10-24-2011, 12:51 PM   #4
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What did fixing cost?

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Old 10-24-2011, 01:06 PM   #5
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What did fixing cost?

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The cost of a proper 4 wheel alignment. Around $100 in these parts.
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Old 10-25-2011, 11:52 AM   #6
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do you guys know what your camber is supposed to be on the 330ci? i wanna know the specs to make sure the shop does it correctly. and if there is a toe angle or if it is supposed to be 0
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