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The E46 XI was produced from 01-05 in sedan and touring body styles. Powered by either a 2.5L inline 6 in the 325xi or a 3.0L inline 6 330xi. Discuss all thing about BMW AWD E46 'Xi' here.

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Old 05-16-2013, 06:17 PM   #1
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Rear Inside Tire Wear

Just took off the rear wheels to clean the insides, good thing !
The inside of the tires are ready to show me the canvas, what causes this?
Im ready for new tires anyway but dont want to wear them out.
What parts do I need to replace?
Car drives great and just had a alignment 5 K ago.
From behind the car looks normal, no crazy camber noticible.
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Old 05-16-2013, 09:29 PM   #2
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welcome to bmw ownership, stay a while and get some rear adjustable camber arms (or rotate your tires)
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Old 05-16-2013, 11:32 PM   #3
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What kind of tires?

It sounds like you got a bad alignment. Bad RTABS could cause this as well.
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Old 05-17-2013, 07:05 AM   #4
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What kind of tires?

It sounds like you got a bad alignment. Bad RTABS could cause this as well.
They are continental contipro contact and have about 40 K on them, they are due to be replaced but I noticed ALOT more wear on the insides of the rears.
I'm going to change the rear trailing arm bushings and put some new sneakers on it.
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Old 05-17-2013, 07:25 AM   #5
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They are continental contipro contact and have about 40 K on them, they are due to be replaced but I noticed ALOT more wear on the insides of the rears.
I'm going to change the rear trailing arm bushings and put some new sneakers on it.
Check the RTABs before you buy them. Do you have the last alignment printout?
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Old 05-17-2013, 09:34 AM   #6
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Check the RTABs before you buy them. Do you have the last alignment printout?
No I don't have the print out but I can probably get it, Its had a 4 wheel alignment 2 times at the dealer in the past 20,ooo miles due to work I did on the front end, tie rods, and control arms.
What should I look for at the RTAB,s I actually think they are original 165K.
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Old 05-17-2013, 10:58 AM   #7
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No I don't have the print out but I can probably get it, Its had a 4 wheel alignment 2 times at the dealer in the past 20,ooo miles due to work I did on the front end, tie rods, and control arms.
What should I look for at the RTAB,s I actually think they are original 165K.
Jack up each rear wheel and shake it to look for worn RTABS.
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Old 05-17-2013, 11:46 AM   #8
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I'll give em a shake, Thanks
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