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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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2017 BMW 340i (F30); M Sport, Mineral Gray/Coral Red, 6MT; Full Dinan catback, M Perf. shifter
Past: 2011 335i (E92); M Sport, Le Mans Blue/Black, 6MT