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RS rear wheel spacer
- To: "BMW Oilhead List" <oilheads@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: RS rear wheel spacer
- From: "Tom Brown" <tbrown@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 5 Feb 2007 07:16:43 -0600
- Sender: owner-oilheads@xxxxxxxxx
Please be certain you have NEW TIRES on BOTH front and rear before claiming
any improvement. If you have an alignment issue, even a thousand miles on
the tires can cause them to wear a little oddly and throw the results off.
Most oilheads handle pretty strangely with old tires on, especially
Metzlers, for some reason.
Looks like good fun, though. Enjoy! Hope you get a breakthrough on this.
I think some of the early Oilheads may have had more servere alignment
issues than the factory likes to admit.
The '94 RS pulled a lot to the left, trying to over-turn in L.H. side
After trying many remedies I placed an extra 2 mm thick spacer (there is one
already as a factory original) between the rear drive and the wheel's hub.
Testing with two spacers, a total of 4 mm of spacers, which centered the
rear wheel with the front wheel almost perfectly....