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      10-10-2020, 10:55 PM   #1
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Exclamation Negative camber after pothole

BMW friends,

About 2 weeks ago I hit a pothole going about 60mph. I immediately pulled over and to no surprise I popped the right front tire on my 2016 235i (not using run flats because too expensive in my country.) Real issue as stated in the title is I immediately noticed negative camber on the affected wheel.

After getting the car to a shop, putting a new tire and later driving it, I was surprised the car wasn't vibrating or swaying to any side. Since then, I got the wheels aligned and the mechanic couldn't spot any obvious damage to the wheel/suspension from a quick inspection without disassembly. Regardless the alignment test confirmed the negative camber.

Hoping you guys could give me some tips on what damage to look out for??

Thanks in advance.
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      10-13-2020, 11:44 AM   #2
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I would look for any damaged or bent parts. where they able bring the camber back into spec how far out was it ? i would have the wheel that took the hit at the least re-balanced when they spin it up they will be able to see if it is has been bent. there can be a pretty good bend in a wheel and still not feel it. i would also check all ball joints and tie rod ends for play.
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BMW friends,

About 2 weeks ago I hit a pothole going about 60mph. I immediately pulled over and to no surprise I popped the right front tire on my 2016 235i (not using run flats because too expensive in my country.) Real issue as stated in the title is I immediately noticed negative camber on the affected wheel.

After getting the car to a shop, putting a new tire and later driving it, I was surprised the car wasn't vibrating or swaying to any side. Since then, I got the wheels aligned and the mechanic couldn't spot any obvious damage to the wheel/suspension from a quick inspection without disassembly. Regardless the alignment test confirmed the negative camber.

Hoping you guys could give me some tips on what damage to look out for??

Thanks in advance.
How much camber ?
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