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      01-03-2013, 12:21 PM   #1
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2007 335i  [5.00]
Car feels sloshy. Need Alignment? Firestone ok?

Hey guys, a copule questions.

I used to have Dunlop M3 Sport snow tires on my stock rims until last week when I ran over a nail and had to get a new tire. I ended up replacing both rear tires with Bridgestone Blizzaks (Apparently the Dunlop M3 Sports aren't made anymore??) but now when i drive at high speed (80mph on the freeway) and make turns or change lanes, the car feels VERY sloshy. Even when keeping the steering wheel at a constant angle, the car turns very unpredictably and variably. This never happend when I had Dunlops on all 4 tires. Could this be because the alignment is off? Just from changing the rear tires?

Second question is... my friend told me that Firestone gives lifetime alignments for $189 (awesome deal). But... do they do a good job? I know alignment on BMWs is more complicated than most other cars.

'07 Space Gray 335i coupe - R.I.P.

COBB ProTuned | AMS | CP-e | BMS | Quaife

Last edited by skim7x; 01-03-2013 at 06:22 PM.