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    vibration and loud popping/grinding from front

    I swapped my summer wheel/tire for the winters. Not sure if this is related or coincidence but I now have a strong vibration at low and high speed and a very loud popping/grinding noise on even slight turns (worse on bigger turns). Any ideas? The car has 139k miles and no work has been done to the front suspension. 2001 540iA Sport.
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    Re: vibration and loud popping/grinding from front

    Are they staggered? Did you accidentally put the wider ones up front? Have you used this wheel package on this car before?

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    problem solved, I am an idiot

    decided to put the summer package back on to see if the problem was still there. It's then I realize the left front wheel lug bolts are finger loose. I swear I checked all the wheels twice before I drove it. I'm lucky the wheel never came off! I just goes to show stupidity knows no bounds!
    '01 540iA Sport
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    Dinan Stage II and tranny software
    Dinan CAI
    M5 trunk lip spoiler
    Euro style center armrest
    voice command modual

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    "Stupid is as stupid does."


    Ed in San Jose. BMW CCA member since 1987 (Nr. 62319). Golden Gate Chapter. '97 540i 6 speed. Build Date 3/97. Aspensilber over Aubergine leather.

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    That would do it :)


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    I had this issue once

    winter wheels, something seriously wrong with front end. I had seen a van parked next to my car at the local strip mall, didn't think too much of it when it drove away. Drove home and noticed something "loose" in the front end. checked my lugs, two were gone, keyed lug was still tight. I think they were trying to steal my wheels! Style 33s if you can believe that.

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    Re: I had this issue once

    I use style 33s in the winter too. A quality wheel, but I wouldn't expect them to attract thieves... :)


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