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Re: RS rear wheel spacer
- To: Tom Brown <tbrown@xxxxxxxxxxx>, BMW Oilhead List <oilheads@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: RS rear wheel spacer
- From: Robert Silas <robert.silas@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 05 Feb 2007 10:09:15 -0500
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- Sender: owner-oilheads@xxxxxxxxx
You are right. I have two sets of wheels, one set is whith new tires. I will
do the test on those wheels in the spring.
Regarding Metzlers Z4s, I've noticed the same.
----- Original Message -----
From: Tom Brown
To: BMW Oilhead List
Sent: Monday, February 05, 2007 8:16 AM
Subject: RS rear wheel spacer
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....
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