Got a 323i coupe and currently both front wheels are rubbing on the inside of the arch, i.e the chassis behind and to the left of the strut. This only happens on absolutley full lock but doesnt seem right!?
Bought the car back in May because it had the front lollipop and the RTAB bushes recently renewed (powerflex on lollipop bushes and oem bmw bushes on the RTABS) had a post 98 engine and the car was generally mint with average to low miles, only 2 owners, plenty of history and fairly cheap. Anyway even though I managed to complete over 16,000 miles in my old e36 coupe whilst driving brisk/fast 90% of the time, I soon managed to crash this one head on into a barrier following the rear running away with itself in the wet (all my fault!).
Car was a right off but I sourced the parts and got it repaired. Everything front end needed replacing other than the front wings that were untouched! The very ends of the chassis legs were also bent and I had these straightened. Before the accident the car drove straight and true but did tramline a bit, felt a bit twitchy and the steering kind of snagged when going over cats eyes/bumps in the road. The car drives exactly the same now after the accident as it did before and I just figured that the Powerflex bushes had made it a bit snatchy over bumps and it needed a 4 wheel alignment.
Im pretty sure I spotted the OSF wheel rubbing on full lock before the accident but not sure whether I spotted the NSF doing it but its definitely rubbing now and I can hear it and feel it.
What are your guys thoughts on this please? I havent been able to get the car in the air to have a proper look yet but if its driving straight with no noises, I cant really understand whats occuring. The wheels are both equally centred in the arch. The car is not running spacers or anything else and is on completelty standard boat like OEM suspension.
Epic post I know but any help is appreciated. (pictures of old damage and her looking beautiful again to come soon with a project thread im typing up!)