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Old 08-05-2018, 11:52 AM
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wheel alignment

Can anyone speak to how often an alignment is needed for everyday driving? Also, what if the negative camber is lessened somewhat so that the wheel doesn't lean in so much? Looks might improve...but handling?

Got my F56 nearly 4 years ago as a warm months car. I've get to have it aligned, but feel I should do so despite not feeling any obvious issues.
 
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Old 08-05-2018, 01:00 PM
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No issues, handles well, no uneven odd tire wear. Have you hit some big potholes? Run into a curbs?

I'd probably skip it if it was my car unless some of the above happened.

How many miles?

Next time you buy tires maybe consider it.
 
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Hi, thanks for reply. Just turned 30K miles, and installed new tires at 25K. Wear looks even, but fronts seem to be worn more than rears. I live in Cleveland, so we have crap roads.
 
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The fronts on these cars will wear a lot faster than the rears. Need to do a front to back tire rotation every 5,000 or so from what I can tell. Prior owner of my F56 did not rotate nor did they keep proper air in the tires. They were shot by 9000 miles.

Seems like everyone has crap roads now. Our infrastructure has fallen on hard times.
 
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wow, good information, thank you. Do you criss-cross the fronts to rears?
 
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For non- directional tires, the rear tires cross to front
and fronts go back to the rear on the same side.
(this is for wheel drive like the MINI - rear
wheel and 4 wheel drive are the opposite).

For directional tires they have to stay on the
side, of course.
 
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And if you don't know tires, just look for the arrow on the sidewall to indicate direction.
 
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