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      08-25-2011, 07:51 AM   #1
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Hello All!

Been stalking here for a while and just purchased by first M3
2008 E90 19" 6MT in White. 30k No sunroof.


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Previously owned 72 Roundie 2002tii, 75 2002, 07 530xi

I'm pumped about the car and I want to thank everyone here for posting such valuable information... Having a community like this certainly played a part in me purchasing this car. I also want to thank everyone in advance for putting up with the inevitable questions I will have as I get used to this amazing whip.

One issue I'm having is this:

My steering wheel is cocked about 5degrees to the right even though the car tracks perfectly straight. I'm going to take the car in next week to the stealership to see what they think, but is there a quick fix I could perform myself?

So, again...

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      08-25-2011, 08:05 AM   #2
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Congrats! Car looks awesome.
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      08-25-2011, 08:07 AM   #3
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      08-25-2011, 08:30 AM   #4
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Congrats. Looks nice. Check the the following for the steering wheel issue: tire pressure, damaged rim or uneven tires. It might be an alignment issue. Gl
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      08-25-2011, 08:44 AM   #5
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      08-25-2011, 09:03 AM   #6
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Congrats. White was my second choice.. always classy.
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      08-25-2011, 09:06 AM   #7
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Welcome and enjoy your new car! They are very addictive!
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      08-25-2011, 09:09 AM   #8
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sounds like an alignment issue to me. I had a similar issue after I installed coilovers on my 335, but after an alignment it was completely gone. Could be tire pressure/wheels too, but doesn't sound as likely [to me].

congrats on the M3, aw is definitely a great color!
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      08-25-2011, 09:46 AM   #9
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Yayy for no sunroof :-)
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      08-25-2011, 10:18 AM   #10
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Thanks for the warm welcome guys!!

I have an alignment appointment at the dealer for next week.

Looking forward to trolling more and learning.
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      08-25-2011, 10:23 AM   #11
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very nice, welcome to the forums
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      08-25-2011, 02:22 PM   #12
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Congrats. Picking up mine in Munich Sept 19th.

Likely, your wheel just needs to be centered. They are supposed to center it when they do alignment but if they weren't careful, the could have just aligned it correctly with the wheel turned slightly. Common problem, easy fix but need to take it in.
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      08-25-2011, 02:25 PM   #13
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      08-25-2011, 02:26 PM   #14
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Likely, your wheel just needs to be centered. They are supposed to center it when they do alignment but if they weren't careful, the could have just aligned it correctly with the wheel turned slightly. Common problem, easy fix but need to take it in.[/quote]

what he said. now get to modding that thing
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Welcome Mike! Love the E90, congrats!

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nice !!! AW is the best color !!!
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Congrats and enjoy your new ride!
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