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      08-20-2009, 07:54 AM   #1
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Camber - Does This Look Right?

Sorry for the vague title but the feel of the BMW Performance Suspension has still been bugging me since having it installed. I admit I am no expert so forgive the descriptions if they are not 100% accurate.

I have been doing a lot of photo comparisons from before and after the suspension was installed as well as looking at cars of members of the forums and it just seems like the camber of the rear wheels looks a lot more extreme in before and after of my car and in comparison to most shots I see of forum member's cars. I don't know the exact numbers, I would have to go back to the dealer and have them check it but I just wanted to check and see if I am reading this totally wrong.

I don't know if I have just been staring at the pictures too much and my perspective is skewed or if they seem to be as extreme as they appear. If the camber seems to be more extreme than before could this be contributing to the odd feeling of the handling of the car?

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      08-20-2009, 10:38 AM   #2
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maybe. the rear camber is adjustable, so did you get an alignment after the suspension swap?
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      08-20-2009, 11:12 AM   #3
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Take all that beer out of your trunk.

My recent alignment stats are:
lf rf lr rr
camber -.7 -.7 -1.8 -1.8
caster 7.4 7.4
toe .12 .1 .15 .15
thrust angle 0.0
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If you did not get an alignment after the suspension install, do this immediately! Who knows what those monkeys did. If your alignment is off the car will have "odd handling" as you say.

Hard to tell from pics, but rear camber looks OK. You have negative camber which is good for handling, but bad for tire wear (inside of tires will wear out quicker).

What does look odd in the pics, and maybe it is just the pics, is what appears to be toe-out at the rear. This is contrary to slight toe-in which is better for handling, but again bad for tire wear.

stressdoc's alignment specs seem right on and is very similar to what I had my alignment guy do after my Eibach Pro install.

Nice wheels btw. One of only 3 I would consider for my E93.
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you should get an alignment.. nevertheless, nice ride clean.
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Looks off. You'll know soon enough examining your inside rear wheel tread wear.
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