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Old 05-13-2018, 08:19 PM
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Excessive Camber Rear Right

Hey guys, I know it's normal to have a little bit of negative camber on our X5's but my right rear has WAY excessive camber and i've reached the point of needing new tires so I'd like to get this issue sorted ASAP so that I don't ruin my new tires. Can anybody point me in the direction of what exactly needs to be replaced to remedy this issue?

PS: I have tried getting an alignment, it was maxed out to correct camber and still is way excessive.

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Extremely common problem. Search on this site and you'll find a ton of info.

Short answer is that part #2 is the most likely bad part, and is causing most of your problem. Part #11 might be not so good either, and is 10x easier to replace, so many start with that.
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Extremely common problem. Search on this site and you'll find a ton of info.

Short answer is that part #2 is the most likely bad part, and is causing most of your problem. Part #11 might be not so good either, and is 10x easier to replace, so many start with that.
Most likely #2. The ball joint. Bitch to get out without the correct tool.
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Most likely #2. The ball joint. Bitch to get out without the correct tool.
I would just need to rent a ball joint press from autozone right? I watched a video on replacing it and looks pretty straight forward 20 minute job.. WITH the right tool.
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- I agree it is the worn ball joint. Use only Lemforder.

- I wrote a REAR suspension rebuild for the E39 (5-series) on bimmerfest. All the tips/tricks are there.
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I would just need to rent a ball joint press from autozone right? I watched a video on replacing it and looks pretty straight forward 20 minute job.. WITH the right tool.
I'm betting Autozone will rent you a generic ball joint tool. It won't work. There is a bolster on the wheel carrier that requires a flat spot on the tool. The generic/universal tools don't have it. You'll never get it out with one of those.

You'll need this: https://www.amazon.com/Supercrazy-Jo...t+removal+tool

If Autozone doesn't have one of these or similar, don't bother. I tried the universal first. They won't work on the E53.
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On mine it was the left rear. It just got too expensive for me to replace the entire rear joints, bushings and arms so I went with these Hard Race arms and toe links. None of my components looked horrible so I just took the easy way out on a 14 year old car. Plus, now I have infinite adjustment where the factory suspension adjustments are limited. $300, a couple of hours effort and an alignment and never looked back.





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^ Solid, thanks I may just take the lazy way out also. Do you happen to have a part number or link?
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^ Solid, thanks I may just take the lazy way out also. Do you happen to have a part number or link?
^ Solid, thanks I may just take the cost effective way out also.

Fixed that for you...

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^ Solid, thanks I may just take the cost effective way out also.

Fixed that for you...

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You'll still need to replace your ball joints.
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