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      02-29-2012, 11:49 PM   #1
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Camber

I have slight scrubbing with my new set up and looking to run some slight camber to solve this issue.
Ive read the Thread which details a bolt that can be turned upside down to create slightly more negative camber.
however Im Looking to run 4 degrees at the rears and 2 degress at the front, What is the most cost effective way of achieving this?
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      03-01-2012, 12:31 AM   #2
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you mean -4 in the rear and -2 in front

-4 is gnarly...

You'll need camber plates for sure to get that much going.
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I believe the max camber you can get is -2. Anything more than that will require camber plates.
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Any way to create more camber on the fronts without having to buy the camber plates? They are quite expensive.. not including the cost of shipping them here to australia
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This made me LOLz...but he's right.
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In all seriousness ive read that people have gotten close to -2 by doing 2 mods.

1. Removing or drilling out the front pin in the top mount and sliding the strut in as far as possible.
2. Run M3 lower control arm.

Some people claim they can only get -1.5 some say closer to -2.0. Its going to depend on how lowered the car is as well. You could try the M3 lower arms (~$230 US) and obviously the pin removal is free (if you do the work yourself.)
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I think the more important question is, why do you think you need so much camber? -2 isn't so crazy, but -4 at either end is ridiculous for anything but a completely dedicated track car.
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You will not get 4 in the rear without adjustable control arms. You can get more in the front by slotting the holes in the strut towers, but most people will flame you for it. I have been running mine with slotted holes for 40k miles with no ill effects.
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thanks for the replies so far fellas

ive decided to get a set of eibach springs for my e93. Looks as if it raises the rear of the e93 slightly so will probably negate the need for -4 camber on the rear but still want slight camber on the fronts.

im not sure i understand the "slotting the holes in the strut tower" method, could you please elaborate subieworx?
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thanks for the replies so far fellas

ive decided to get a set of eibach springs for my e93. Looks as if it raises the rear of the e93 slightly so will probably negate the need for -4 camber on the rear but still want slight camber on the fronts.

im not sure i understand the "slotting the holes in the strut tower" method, could you please elaborate subieworx?
What he means is that you have to elongate the holes that the strut mount attaches to (where the oem strut bar mounts). You elongate these holes towards the engine, that way you can slide the strut further in - increasing negative camber.
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