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      10-24-2012, 10:32 AM   #119
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Originally Posted by DaFish View Post
1) the rear tires on the inside were down to the threads... could be related to the meth and my right foot.

2) The tire was worn incorrectly - my mechanic said I probably had too much toe out - Alignment.

My question is, could this be one of my contributing factors in the instability of the car? If I was toe'd out, maybe the car under load was trying to go the direction of the toe and it started to fight itself... just guessing.
For sure - bad toe settings will create weird handling characteristics and accelerated tire wear. Camber contributes to tire wear but not as much as toe in my experience.
The alignment report is a tell-all but based on what you said it definitely sounds like your toe is off in the rear. It shouldn't be a problem getting it back to spec since you have adjustable rear toe arms.
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2011 BMW E92 335i, 6MT, M Sport, Le Mans blue - Michelin PSS, Quaife LSD, JRZ RS Pro, JRZ camber plates, Eibach ERS, full M3 susp, custom toe arms, Powergrid end-links, brake ducting, SS brake lines, UUC SSK, ETS FMIC, ER CP, Perf. Exhaust, work by VAC Motorsports