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The BMW E46 ///M3 is the M version E46 and puts out an amazing 333 HP and 262 lb-ft of torque at stock specs! There are an amazing amount of modifications for both the coupe and convertible models so read up and get started modifying your cars today!

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Old 09-27-2009, 04:51 PM   #21
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well I just about had it with tire wear also. I just installed the vorshlag bushings and nilon shims that were recommended. The directions do not cover the replacement of the bushings but I will tell you I had to disassemble and remove the trailing arm. I place the bushings in the freezer over night and used my air chisel to remove the old bushings. I then coated both the arm and bushing with greaes and pressed them in with my bench vise. I will put my new tires michelin av plus on tuesday and follow that with an alignment, hopefully this will work otherwise the new camaro sure looks good.
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Old 09-27-2009, 05:52 PM   #22
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You did it the hard way. I changed mein a few weeks ago and rented the press tool from a forum member for about $25. Money well spent as I did not have to remove the trailing arm and it took less than 10 minutes per side to press the old one out and the new one in.

If yours were as bad as mine you will notice a huge difference. Car is a total blast to drive where it used to be unpredictable when gfetting off or on the gas. As a added bonus my gas miliage went up by almost 2 mpg, more if you consitter I am running the car harder now that the tires will last.

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Old 10-13-2012, 10:15 AM   #23
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follow up

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how long did your tire last after you performed the bushing swap? i am experiencing the same issues with my rear tires
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Old 10-13-2012, 10:59 AM   #24
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how long did your tire last after you performed the bushing swap? i am experiencing the same issues with my rear tires
Okay New Guy, you gotta read the posting dates before you reply. You asked a question that has been gone from the boards for 3 years. Your First Post, welcome aboard. But you revived a long dead post.

BMW says that you should not rotate the tires. If you have a staggered setup you cannot rotate even if you wanted to, and if you do not have a staggered setup then youi should not cross rotate -- you should only swap tires from front to back, but not left to right. BMW says to not rotate at all.

If your rear tires are wearing on the inside shoulders (where the tread and the sidewall meet), then this is typical if you are frequently heavy on the gas pedal. If your tires wear on both shoulders, then you have tire pressure issues -- low pressure to be exact. And if your tires wear in the center of the tread then you also have tire pressure issues -- high pressure to be exact.

What is the wear pattern on your tires?
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Old 10-13-2012, 09:06 PM   #25
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i was well aware of the posting date!

my wear pattern is strong inside shoulder wear. I had my wheels aligned last year just after putting on new tires, and replacing the coil springs with eibach lowering springs. I only got about 10k miles on the tires, when the manufacturer warranty is 50k miles. ( continental extreme contact DWS ). The rear camber is supposedly -1.7* so i may add some positive camber tomorrow morning.

I was going to consider replacing the rear bushings as mentioned in this thread.
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Old 10-14-2012, 01:03 AM   #26
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slightly curious about this as well. My tires began shredding on the inside very fast in the last couple of months... Im about to do the RTABs since I have new tires... my old ones hit the wire on the inside while the rest was still about 50%
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Old 10-14-2012, 02:48 PM   #27
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slightly curious about this as well. My tires began shredding on the inside very fast in the last couple of months... Im about to do the RTABs since I have new tires... my old ones hit the wire on the inside while the rest was still about 50%
i had the same issue with my tires, i bought brand new tires and within 6 months or less they were already at the wire, so i did the RTAB replacement (powerflex bushings) and that solved it right there, also i felt the rear be a little more planted and stiff just slightly, and my rear doesnt break loose as easy in the wet.
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Old 10-14-2012, 03:06 PM   #28
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+1 I destroyed a set of MPSS's in 7500 miles. I replaced my RCAB's and found the inner sleave was fully torn from the bushing allowing the arm to slide around under load. After I installed oem RCABs and Rogue Engineering limiters this problem is gone. Your symptoms match mine exactly and I reccomend doing the bushings.

Edit: just saw this thread is from 2009...oh well. Same info applys.
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