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  1. Umnitza Angel Eye Alignment Issue

    Lighting Forum
    Hey guys, just fitted Umnitza's Angel Eyes to the 325, got an issue though. If you take a look at the pictures, I've got the passenger side done perfectly - you cannot see the halo top bracket at all, and it's pointing completely straight. The driver's side is a different story though, it's...
  2. Car pulls to right unless accelerating.

    General E46 Forum
    Hey everyone, Having this odd problem with my e46 M3 vert...Recently (last 2 weeks), I've been noticing that the car pulls slightly to the right, so as a result to keep the car straight the steering wheel has to be oriented about 5 degrees left. The odd thing is that, if I'm driving straight...
  3. Significant caster variance between L&R; what to do?

    Suspension & Braking
    My E46 has +4.6 degrees of left-front caster and +3.5 degrees of right-front caster (she has been like this ever since I owned her). What could be the cause of this? What should I do to address this: to equate the caster values?
  4. Is this a proper alignment for my 2001 330xi?

    Suspension & Braking
    Hi all, Please see the picture attached that shows the alignment done on my 330xi. Is this a job well done, or not? The mechanics said that they cannot correct the camber. Car drives well now, no pulling to either side. Cheers, fanatic
  5. Seeking Advice: Shop can't/won't check alignment specs

    General E46 Forum
    Not typical for me to post a thread over something like this, but I've run into an issue today while getting tires installed on my '02 330Ci. Went to a Firestone here in Tucson to get my new front Firehawk Indy 500's. Get back to the shop, manager tells me the tires are installed and the car is...
  6. Driveshaft Alignment FIX for 325xi Vibration after Clutch Replacement

    E46 Xi Forum
    I replaced my clutch about 2 weeks ago. I detailed tips I thought worth sharing in a post to the thread Phildo's Clutch/Flywheel Tracker on this forum. I'm posting now because after the job I had added noise and vibration. My tires were pretty worn before the job, so although I had extra...
  7. Performance Alignment Specs/Suggestions

    Suspension & Braking
    I've been reading around about alignments. I have a mint 80k mile 2004 6 speed 330ci that I basically drive to cruise in. It is not my daily. I sometimes drive it aggressively. I am contemplating taking it to a track day at some point for fun and to learn a thing or two. I've slowly knocked off...
  8. BMW F30 chassis leg ! Help needed

    General F30 Sedan/F31 Wagon/F32 Coupe/F33 Cabrio
    I recently had my car repaired by a car body shop from a front end damage. The chassis leg was pulled out . However the leg is kinked from the pulling out . I raised this with the body shop and they now want me to buy a piece from a breaker and they are looking to weld on the new piece to...
  9. Alignment Specs for Koni Sport Yellow + Eibach Prokit

    E46 Xi Forum
    Hey everyone! So I finally got around to overhauling my suspension this past weekend - cracked right rear spring (surprise surprise!). I ended up putting in Koni Yellow Sports with Eibach Prokit springs, and also replaced my tie rods (talk about tight quarters with that pesky subframe in the...
  10. Pulls heavily to the right

    Suspension & Braking
    Hey guys, What could be causing my e46 to pull heavily to the right? It got into a minor accident and the fender took the hit. The control arm, and tie rod don't seem to be bent, but the wheel has a massive toe out. Oh and by the way, the wheel was not touched at all during the impact.
  11. Ball Joints Keep Going Bad

    Suspension & Braking
    So, last year I replaced both of my control arms and everything was fine - great handling and no problems at all. However five months ago when I bought new tires I went to the dealership for an alignment they told me one of the ball joints had "excessive play in it." Figuring that I had...
  12. ZHP camshafts different for TDC alignment?

    General E46 Forum
    Doing a head gasket job, and I'm about to grab the camshaft alignment tool to lock them in place at top dead center. Problem is I placed the locking blocks on the camshafts but the center pin doesn't fit in place. The blocks are too distant to screw them down. This is while the flywheel pin is...
  13. Iron Canyon Motorsports Intro and XMAS AiM Sports Specials

    Site Sponsor Specials and Sales
    To celebrate our new relationship with E46Fanatics.Com and the Christmas season we are running a special on all AiM Sports products. If you haven't seen the new MXL2 and MXG dash systems you are missing out. We also have a ton of AiM Solos in stock and ready to ship in time for Christmas. All...
  14. Alignment - San Diego

    California
    Can anyone recommend a good shop for 4 wheel alignment in San Diego? Preferably north county Thanks
  15. Weird Movement and Feelings

    General E46 Forum
    Hello again, When I first purchased my 1999 E46 328i, it had a terrible wheel wobble and a above 80mph or so, the whole car would shake like it was going to fall apart. Brought it in and the dealer balanced all 4 wheels and did a full wheel alignment. All of the wheel wobble went away, and the...
  16. i cant get a proper alignment anywhere! Square set up with oem rear 19" m3 wheels

    General E46 Forum
    i cant get a proper alignment anywhere! Square set up with oem rear 19" m3 wheels I have a 2003 m3 ive replaced rear control arms for adjustable ones and i still cant get a proper alignment. My wheels are lasting me no more than 3 months. I believe that the square set up I have is throwing off...
  17. alignment shop in Beaverton area

    Pacific Northwest
    Just had struts/shocks and springs installed on my 330xi. For alignment, I've used the Line-Uup Shop in Portland in the past, and they did a great job. I'm hoping that there is a shop in the Beaverton area that can do comparable work. Any recommendations? Thanks, Mitch
  18. lowered suspension/alignment question

    Suspension & Braking
    Sorry if there's already a thread dedicated to this issue, but I didn't see anything that directly answered the question in my search. Maybe using wrong keywords? Anyway, here goes. I've got a 2004 M3 coupe lowered on H&R springs and Koni yellow shocks/struts. I'd say that's a fairly...
  19. Shop in Central NJ for Total Alignment/Tune In

    General E46 Forum
    OK, I am finishing up a ton of work (that was building up for a few years) on my 2002 330Ci. It includes but is not limited to replacing a majority of the suspension - including all bushings and front/rear bearings, and I just want to finish this off right by getting an alignment on the car. I...
  20. Torque specs on these bolts?

    Suspension & Braking
    I was doing the RTABS with my friend, when my trailing arm wouldnt drop low enough to make the clearance to press them out, I figured out that my aftermarket sway bar was too thick and hitting the axles, no big deal, I just had to remove the sway bar. But anyways, my friend thought it would be...
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