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Old 03-19-2015, 12:38 AM   #1
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tire that dont tram line

i am looking for replacement tires for my 02 330i sport with 17" wheels. the tires on there now tram line like crazy. i understand that this is a tire problem. it got all new front stuff.

So what tires do not tramline? i can't afford to buy tires and try them out.

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Old 03-19-2015, 02:15 AM   #2
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it's not only a tire problem. sure some tramline more than others, but it's also an alignment issue.
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Old 03-19-2015, 10:30 AM   #3
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it's not only a tire problem. sure some tramline more than others, but it's also an alignment issue.
+1 If you have received a digital printout showing that your alignment is well in spec, then the next step is tires. Generally speaking, the more performance-oriented the tire, the more it tends to tramline. However, with a perfect alignment, very few complain about tramlining even with todays top performance tires like the Michelin Pilot Super Sport.
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i had the alighnment checked and its ok. i know it the tires as when one year i put on some blizzaks the tramlining instantly was done. i just want to buy a set of tires that people have used that dont tramline. i dont want to buy a set and get stuck with them
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Just being "okay" and having a digital printout that confirms that it is well within spec are two different things. However, we can still explore the tire route. What tire size(s) are you running?
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You "understand" it's a tire problem? Wide tires tramline. Nothing you can do about it except for run narrower wheels/tires. You remind me of all the mid-life crisis men who buy Corvettes and complain about this very problem. Deal with it or buy a car that's not a sports car.
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