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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 10-08-2012, 05:24 PM   #1
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e46 m3 rear end getting loose in rain

car has 63k miles it has some poly bushings in rear but I dont know if this is how rtab presents or if its an alignment problem. In the dry the rear end feels a little vague when setting up into a turn but I wrote that off thinking it was the conti dws crap tires I put on (car felt really crisp with michelin ps). Last time in the rain the car's rear end became really loose and almost caused me to spin (with other cars in very close proximity) so no wet driving until its sorted. Any pointers are appreciated.
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Old 10-08-2012, 06:04 PM   #2
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You either need new tires, or new RTAB bushings.
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Old 10-08-2012, 06:23 PM   #3
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I would look at my tires first - and RTABs second. Tires are what give you traction. The best car in the world won't handle right on poor tires. What kind of tread do you have left?
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yea. check ur rear tires first since its the easiest. rtabs second.

knock on wood: but when my rear end was slightly fishtailing in the rain it turned out that my rear subframe was cracking and the suspension was shifting around over bumps. i ended up having to install the TMS reinforcement kit and the car feels better than ever. but lets hope thats not it.
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:59 PM   #5
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Yup. Tires or RTAB's.
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:10 AM   #6
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its your RTABs, i had the same problem when i first got my car, had them changed and now its super planted.
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Thanks to everyone who responded I'll take a look at the rtabs this weekend. The tires are less than a year old but the right rear seems to be wearing more on the inside.
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I would think that leaving the DCS activated would keep you sorted in the rain (a bit boring, though).
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Thanks to everyone who responded I'll take a look at the rtabs this weekend. The tires are less than a year old but the right rear seems to be wearing more on the inside.
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Check your shocks and control arm bushings. Both could cause weird tire wear
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