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    Bad Shocks Already ?

    2011 335is 42k miles

    Started having slight front vibration after 80 mph couple of months ago and recently it got worse.

    Already had two alignments done within 2 years of having the car. Alighnment was double checked and its perfect

    Cause of vibration was un even front tire wear, so I need new tires. The rears are fine and have even thread wear

    What could cause uneven thread wear to the front tires if my alighment is perfect, response "bad shocks"

    How possible is this or perhaps the tires already had a defect with them ?

    I do know after changing to these tired 1.5 years ago, the car started pulling to the right and the dealer confirmed it was the tires that was causing it and nothing was wrong with the alignment

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    Moved to 3-Series -> E9X

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    Just found the tires are cupped on the inside

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    What size, model tires are you running? Nothing to do with the problem just looking for fitting info. I have swapped out factory shocks on more than one occasion at around 50K miles due to ware.
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    Front tension struts can also cause vibration. Check for leaky hydraulic bushings.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BEAR-AvHistory Click here to enlarge
    What size, model tires are you running? Nothing to do with the problem just looking for fitting info. I have swapped out factory shocks on more than one occasion at around 50K miles due to ware.
    Nitto NT 555 235/35/19 , when I first put them on new the car pulled slightly to the right. Later found out the front tires had conicity . Don't know if this could have evolved later to my current problem

    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Tzu Click here to enlarge
    Front tension struts can also cause vibration. Check for leaky hydraulic bushings.
    No leaks

    Weird though, spoke to my SA and he said its a common thing on the E92 3 series with the Sport Suspension something related to the stock front cambers. They see a lot of tires being worn on the inside that causes a lot of road noise which is followed by front vibration at high speeds

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    Front lower control arm bushings go fast on these cars
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