E46 BMW Social Directory E46 FAQ 3-Series Discussion Forums BMW Photo Gallery BMW 3-Series Technical Information E46 Fanatics - The Ultimate BMW Resource BMW Vendors General E46 Forum The Tire Rack's Tire Wheel Forum Forced Induction Forum The Off-Topic The E46 BMW Showroom For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy

Welcome to the E46Fanatics forums. E46Fanatics is the premiere website for BMW 3 series owners around the world with interactive forums, a geographical enthusiast directory, photo galleries, and technical information for BMW enthusiasts.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   E46Fanatics > E46 BMW > The Showroom

The Showroom
This is the place to show off your BMW to other members of the community. Post pictures and videos of your car and the modifications you have done to it. If you need a picture of something on a coupe, sedan, convertible or touring you will probably find it here!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rating: Thread Rating: 1 votes, 4.00 average. Display Modes
Old 07-01-2012, 12:30 PM   #161
domcreates
Banned User
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Sacramento CA & Washington DC
Posts: 2,073
My Ride: Jet Black 1999 323i
Need Help!

My car has been vibrating realllllly bad. Could it just be the tires? I'm ordering some new rear tires tomorrow and hopefully that will take care of it.

Yes i'll get an allignment once I get the new tires.

Can I get 205/50/16 tires for the rear or do they need to be 55 like the front?

Do I have to get the same tread pattern as the front?

FRONT:





REAR:



domcreates is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2012, 12:34 PM   #162
djnekkon
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Paterson, New Jersey / Orlando Florida
Posts: 15,926
My Ride: MB3ci Regensburg Bav
The thread pattern doesn't have to be the same, but I recommend you to get 55 too for the rear. Otherwise, it would be like having 16's wheel at front and 15's at rear.
djnekkon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2012, 01:49 PM   #163
ImSoFreaknWhite
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 1,681
My Ride: '06 M3 SMG VERT
Send a message via ICQ to ImSoFreaknWhite Send a message via AIM to ImSoFreaknWhite Send a message via Yahoo to ImSoFreaknWhite Send a message via Skype™ to ImSoFreaknWhite
Nice tread
__________________
Jordan



My Build Thread

l Status Gruppe One-Piece Lip l Anodized CCW Classics w/ Polished Lips l Black Grills/Gills & Emblems l Carbon Fiber Roundels
Status Rear Section l K&N 57 Series CA Intake l OEM JB Hardtop l TM Drilled/Slotted Rotors l D2 Coilovers w/Camber Plates l VIS CSL VERT Trunk
ImSoFreaknWhite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2012, 02:36 PM   #164
simsima325
'a certain moderator'
 
simsima325's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Hyattsville, MD
Posts: 37,639
My Ride: Honda Civic
Tires dead? Buy useless shifter instead of new tires.
__________________
-Brendan
simsima325 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2012, 02:44 PM   #165
domcreates
Banned User
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Sacramento CA & Washington DC
Posts: 2,073
My Ride: Jet Black 1999 323i
Quote:
Originally Posted by djnekkon View Post
The thread pattern doesn't have to be the same, but I recommend you to get 55 too for the rear. Otherwise, it would be like having 16's wheel at front and 15's at rear.
You're sure the tread pattern doesn't matter?

If so then what tires do you guys recommend for the rear?

http://www.onlinetires.com/user/vehi...allbrands.html

Cheaper the better but I don't want ones that are going to be hella loud or die quick

Thanks!
domcreates is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2012, 02:46 PM   #166
domcreates
Banned User
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Sacramento CA & Washington DC
Posts: 2,073
My Ride: Jet Black 1999 323i
Quote:
Originally Posted by simsima325 View Post
Tires dead? Buy useless shifter instead of new tires.
Yea since that shift knob/beer tap took up all my money?

I have plenty of money to get tires.
domcreates is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2012, 03:26 PM   #167
djnekkon
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Paterson, New Jersey / Orlando Florida
Posts: 15,926
My Ride: MB3ci Regensburg Bav
Quote:
Originally Posted by whoooty View Post
You're sure the tread pattern doesn't matter?

If so then what tires do you guys recommend for the rear?

http://www.onlinetires.com/user/vehi...allbrands.html

Cheaper the better but I don't want ones that are going to be hella loud or die quick

Thanks!
It does matter, but we are not driving M3's where grip and other things count for track etc...Just make sure you get the same size and brand at rear (Both rear tires). If you're are to spend a bit more, then get a type that best suit your driving. Where I live now rains everyday, so summer tires that work good on water is what I got.
djnekkon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2012, 05:05 PM   #168
domcreates
Banned User
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Sacramento CA & Washington DC
Posts: 2,073
My Ride: Jet Black 1999 323i
Quote:
Originally Posted by djnekkon View Post
It does matter, but we are not driving M3's where grip and other things count for track etc...Just make sure you get the same size and brand at rear (Both rear tires). If you're are to spend a bit more, then get a type that best suit your driving. Where I live now rains everyday, so summer tires that work good on water is what I got.
Ok thank you man
domcreates is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2012, 10:07 PM   #169
domcreates
Banned User
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Sacramento CA & Washington DC
Posts: 2,073
My Ride: Jet Black 1999 323i
Please let me know if you know of one! I've decided to fix up my interior before other things.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...7#post14545737
domcreates is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2012, 12:02 PM   #170
domcreates
Banned User
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Sacramento CA & Washington DC
Posts: 2,073
My Ride: Jet Black 1999 323i
got new tires because I needed them and to hopefully get rid of the bad vibrations.









got the tires on and drove around, the really bad vibrations were still there.

Took the car to the shop to get diagnosed. It sounds like it might be my left rear wheel bearing. I just had the right rear one replaced.

They haven't had time to look at it yet.



Interior work will have to wait.
domcreates is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2012, 01:28 PM   #171
djnekkon
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Paterson, New Jersey / Orlando Florida
Posts: 15,926
My Ride: MB3ci Regensburg Bav
the bearing also sound stupidly loud whee running. Did you check your control arms/bushings?
djnekkon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2012, 02:39 PM   #172
98bimmer
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 553
My Ride: E90 330i, E36 328i
Also could be a minor bends in your wheels, might want to check those as well.
98bimmer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2012, 01:17 AM   #173
domcreates
Banned User
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Sacramento CA & Washington DC
Posts: 2,073
My Ride: Jet Black 1999 323i
Quote:
Originally Posted by djnekkon View Post
the bearing also sound stupidly loud whee running. Did you check your control arms/bushings?
It is really loud when running? I didn't check those, it's at the shop already so they'll take a look. Thanks for the heads up though. I need the car fixed asap so I can get to work and not have to take my moms car lol

Quote:
Originally Posted by 98bimmer View Post
Also could be a minor bends in your wheels, might want to check those as well.
That could be it! The mechanic mentioned that a couple times a while ago that the wheel might have a slight bend. I'll call and ask him to check that out.





Thanks for the words of advice guys. When the mechanic tells me what's wrong, i'll ask you guys to see if I can fix it on my own.

Last edited by domcreates; 07-12-2012 at 10:16 PM.
domcreates is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2012, 11:59 PM   #174
domcreates
Banned User
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Sacramento CA & Washington DC
Posts: 2,073
My Ride: Jet Black 1999 323i
The problem was the hub. Spent about $500 to fix it. Hopefully i'll be able to start the interior after my next pay check. GF is coming to visit at the end of July so I need to start saving money for that also lol

I wish all my hubs looked like this one we replaced

Before:



After:

domcreates is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2012, 12:29 AM   #175
djnekkon
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Paterson, New Jersey / Orlando Florida
Posts: 15,926
My Ride: MB3ci Regensburg Bav
+1 on saving money. I am Glad you found the problem and it got fixed fast. Enjoy brosky!
djnekkon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2012, 08:12 AM   #176
domcreates
Banned User
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Sacramento CA & Washington DC
Posts: 2,073
My Ride: Jet Black 1999 323i
Quote:
Originally Posted by djnekkon View Post
+1 on saving money. I am Glad you found the problem and it got fixed fast. Enjoy brosky!
Thanks man, you're saving for the gf or something else?

also my cars handling has either turned to **** or its a lot better than it has been and i'm not used to it.

I'm guessing this is because of the new tires of course, but why exactly?

I start taking a hard turn and it feels normal, then all of a sudden it cuts hard and I'm not turning the wheel anymore than I was...

Is it because of the different tread patterns? Because the tires were inexpensive? Or just that i'm not used to having a lot of tread on my rear tires since I came home from college and have been driving with barely any tread until now?
domcreates is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2012, 10:58 AM   #177
98bimmer
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 553
My Ride: E90 330i, E36 328i
The handling got worse or better? Should be better because of new tires. Cheap new tires are better then used bald tires regardless.
98bimmer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2012, 11:18 AM   #178
djnekkon
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Paterson, New Jersey / Orlando Florida
Posts: 15,926
My Ride: MB3ci Regensburg Bav
Quote:
Originally Posted by 98bimmer View Post
The handling got worse or better? Should be better because of new tires. Cheap new tires are better then used bald tires regardless.
+1.

I would also visually check the Control Arms, Sway Bar Links, Tie Rods, Strut mount points or a worn spring pad. I do this a lot, I just remove my wheels and look very carefully.

as an example check this guy videos

djnekkon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2012, 07:45 PM   #179
domcreates
Banned User
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Sacramento CA & Washington DC
Posts: 2,073
My Ride: Jet Black 1999 323i
Quote:
Originally Posted by 98bimmer View Post
The handling got worse or better? Should be better because of new tires. Cheap new tires are better then used bald tires regardless.
Quote:
Originally Posted by djnekkon View Post
+1.

I would also visually check the Control Arms, Sway Bar Links, Tie Rods, Strut mount points or a worn spring pad. I do this a lot, I just remove my wheels and look very carefully.

as an example check this guy videos

I'm not sure whether to say it's better or worse, I'm so used to cornering the way I used to with the old tires that now it feels really weird. I'll just get used to it haha I'll check all that asap DJ, thank you for the video
domcreates is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2012, 09:05 AM   #180
domcreates
Banned User
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Sacramento CA & Washington DC
Posts: 2,073
My Ride: Jet Black 1999 323i
My rear right window decided to crap out on me now. how do I find out what's wrong with it? I'm guessing it's the motor?
domcreates is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
-*nga*-

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Censor is ON





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:24 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) 1999 - 2011 performanceIX Inc - privacy policy - terms of use