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      11-16-2012, 11:43 AM   #1
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Wheel Alignment/balance question

Hey guys,

I did some research and couldn't find a definitive answer, so I'm asking the forces that be to help. I just had an alignment done on my 2011 M3 coupe with comp package at a reputable BMW dealership in Mass. As we all know, these are 19" wheels and the report states it was completed with an 18" wheel measurement. In regards to alignment, there was some discrepancies in the rear axle, but near zero discrepancies in the front. In addition, I was told the balance of each wheel was substantially off and needed at least 25-50 grams per.

Could the 18" measurement differentiate a balance vs. unbalance wheel or aligned vs. misaligned wheel? And if so, how much or how little should I care?

Thanks a lot, I really appreciate any responses.