BMW Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
Hello, I'm Jason. I will do my best to answer your question quickly and accurately using the information you have provided.
I'd like to try to get some basic information first, if you don't mind
First off, is your car a sport package or not? What size wheels and tires, and are the wheels OE BMW?
And while you're typing, just need to step away from the keyboard for a moment...
not a sport pkg, it is loweredand i am using 18in. rims tires are 225/40/18 after mkt.
Ok, thanks. What wheels exactly, and tires? Just need to know. I'm very familiar with wheels and tires on these, as I own a Euro car performance shop
Still with me?
If you're having problem responding in chat, I will convert to email format soon
But please don't rate the answer, as I'm still gathering information from you
the rims are "zinik" brand and the tires are "Delinte" in the front and "Haida" in the rear. had to go outside and check sorry.
Ok, no problem at all. Now, believe me, no disrespect intended at all, but neither of those are what is generally considered a well-proven wheel or tire
which leads me to start considering the possibility of starting with a tire change, with a good road-force balance
Are you familiar with the names of the tires? The rims are of a national known brand bought them in ATL.
I sell a LOT of wheels and tires, and know brands extremely well, but these are not familiar at all
they show up a lot on ebay though
the tires are rated94w for i guess speed rating
Sure, every tire has ratings like this
94 is load capacity and W is the speed rating
okay so you suggest i change the tires
That would be a great first step. I can give a recommendation if you'd like
Also, one other question. Have you had it aligned?
yes i had it aligned just yesterday. could the rims possibley be damage but still be reading okay?
when being aligned
Well, this is difficult to explain. Wheels (rims) can be balanced, even if they're bent, meaning that they will balance fine on the machine, but while driving, if there are any irregularities, you'll feel a vibration
i had a feeling that would be your awnser thank you alot
Would you like a good tire recommendation?
Continental Extreme Contact DWS (all season) or DW (summer only)
no balance problems ever
hey man thanks for your help....talk to you later g'night
glad to help!