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Old 01-25-2010, 02:29 PM   #1
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Replaced rtab's now what?

I had a terrible vibration on the right rear of my e46 sedan. The inside of the tire wore faster than any other part. So I had the car aligned. Vibration still there. Bought a new tire, still there. Replaced the rtab's last week with the powerflex ones. Vibration still there, but maybe a little better. So know I'm thinking wheel bearing. The tire sits in more at the top and out more on the bottom. Any suggestions. Car is 01 325i manual, sub frame has been inspected. Thanks
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blown suspension? wheel bearing would make a whining noise as certain speeds, bent wheel?
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Did you have the car re-aligned after you installed the RTABs?
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Old 01-25-2010, 04:25 PM   #4
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The wheel was switched with the spare when I had the new tire put on. Haven't realigned the car yet. There is a whine from the rear the faster you go.
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get the car realigned, how bad were your Rtabs before?
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New Rear Tires and New Alignment... Also, Check is ur Rear Wheel Bearings are bad or not...

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Yeah probably have to do the alignment, rtab weren't that bad from what I can tell. What should I look for?
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Old 01-27-2010, 09:35 PM   #8
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Get an alignment, your stock rear camber arm might be bent. The noise sounds like a wheel bearing.

Did the car ever hit a curb on the side that's making noise? I tagged a curb a couple months ago and my wheel bearing went out because of it (in addition to the wheel and rear camber arm bending)
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Old 02-12-2010, 01:29 PM   #9
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Turns out the wheel bearing in the right rear rear was bad. After the car was aligned and after the new rtab, the noise was horribly louder. I had the wheel bearing replaced and now its nice and quiet again.
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