View Full Version : Apex drop = camber plates?

eta Epsilon
02-27-2009, 08:48 AM
I'm in the market to purchase Apex spring for my E30. I want the one that drop the car 1.5" at the 4 corners.

Anybody has experience with them? Will I need to install camber plate to correct the camber of the wheels?

I have Apex on my 2002 ZX5 and it's the same drop. I never installed camber plate and the tires still look after a couple of years.*th-up*

I know each model is different so that's why I ask for your help!

02-27-2009, 11:20 AM
I am not too sure about the plates, but it would be wise to get a 4 wheel alignment done when you finish

02-27-2009, 11:25 AM
You can't align anything but toe on the e30, so why would you do that? A drop won't affect toe. Negative camber is great for cornering. I think the mantra is "Even tire wear is for trucks and old ladies", IIRC. :D

Edit: the rear will show a lot more negative camber than the front anyway, so the front camber plates are unnecessary IMO. Rear camber is a lot more difficult to correct (offset bushings or equivalent).