Tire problem

Asked by Nov 22, 2013 at 08:45 AM about the 2008 BMW 3 Series 328i Coupe

Question type: General

I  put a set of Bridgestone Potenza run flats on my car, and after 6000 miles, the rear tires were worn out.  The tire people replaced them for free.  Now, after about 5000 miles, they are almost worn out again.  The front tires still look great.  Is the problem my tires or is the rear end of the car chewing them up?

3 Answers

228,685

Is it the inside of the tires? Then it's the chamber setting, have the shop do a 4 wheel alignement for you and mention that you have uneven wear. Also one more way to get more wear out of the tires is to swap the tires, left to right, right to left in the rear only.

315

A friend of mine had the same problem with his 2008 coupe. The camber was way off and he was having the exact same symptoms you were. I believe Tom hit the nail on the head. go to any tire or wheel shop and get your camber\caster looked at.

1,525

Agreed with the above answers....this is an alignment issue.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

3 Series

Looking for a Used 3 Series in your area?

CarGurus has 34,833 nationwide 3 Series listings starting at $900.

ZIP:

Search BMW 3 Series Questions

BMW 3 Series Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 4,450
#2 Robert Charlson
Robert Charlson
Reputation 1,500
#3 Matt Mankinen
Matt Mankinen
Reputation 1,160
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used BMW 5 Series
494 Great Deals out of 14,472 listings starting at $1,375
Used BMW M3
59 Great Deals out of 1,885 listings starting at $6,999
Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class
539 Great Deals out of 30,472 listings starting at $1,500
Used Audi A4
200 Great Deals out of 10,876 listings starting at $1,333
Used Ford Mustang
318 Great Deals out of 45,523 listings starting at $2,000
Used Honda Accord
703 Great Deals out of 81,926 listings starting at $500
Used BMW X5
395 Great Deals out of 15,720 listings starting at $1,300
Used Mercedes-Benz E-Class
410 Great Deals out of 22,485 listings starting at $1,999
Used BMW 6 Series
81 Great Deals out of 3,297 listings starting at $4,500
Used BMW 7 Series
177 Great Deals out of 6,138 listings starting at $3,500
Used BMW 1 Series
66 Great Deals out of 1,408 listings starting at $6,499
Used Lexus IS 250
208 Great Deals out of 5,276 listings starting at $5,499
Used Dodge Charger
247 Great Deals out of 27,238 listings starting at $1,997

Used Cars For Sale

2013 BMW 3 Series 328i Coupe For Sale
85 listings starting at $13,995