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W2WDETAILING
11-01-2009, 01:14 AM
i was driving around georgetown today. taking my little bro to the toy store and came across this e30 car looked stock.. older owner. i have never seen camber that (-) on a stock car both rear tires were like this. sub frame failure? what gives!

cormier
11-01-2009, 12:07 PM
ahhhhhh! thats +ve camber is it not though? i cant tell from the pix if theyre even or not...but jeeeez

W2WDETAILING
11-01-2009, 12:34 PM
negative camber is when the top of the tire is towards the car...like this e30 refer to first image

W2WDETAILING
11-01-2009, 12:40 PM
another picture

Ceeker
11-01-2009, 01:21 PM
it's called spring sag..? (Grin) if you see an older beat up e30 driving around with the camber negative. most likely the rear suspension is flopped out. a stock fresh rear end won't do that.

W2WDETAILING
11-01-2009, 01:34 PM
it's called spring sag..? (Grin) if you see an older beat up e30 driving around with the camber negative. most likely the rear suspension is flopped out. a stock fresh rear end won't do that.

hmm thats a consideration but the ride height looks normal. my car is lowered i have no camber plates and very very minimal camber.

Red_Rocket
11-01-2009, 11:54 PM
I think thats the rear subframe breaking in half. Calling Sam to this thread for pics lol

SamE30e
11-02-2009, 02:02 PM
I think thats the rear subframe breaking in half. Calling Sam to this thread for pics lol
I wish I had pics..


Imagine stock wheels denting your shock tubes in the rear, that's what mine was on my old car.

Dissembler
11-02-2009, 02:58 PM
it's called spring sag..? (Grin) if you see an older beat up e30 driving around with the camber negative. most likely the rear suspension is flopped out. a stock fresh rear end won't do that.

+1

my front camber was at -3.5 degrees before, new strut mounts brought that down to -2. Rear camber is -1.5 cause everything back there is worn as well.

everlast
11-02-2009, 05:14 PM
Trailing arm bushing are likely missing.

stan man
11-03-2009, 04:33 PM
Construction guy, hence the shot suspention

Ceeker
11-03-2009, 05:26 PM
a worn out suspension including all the above would, could result in that kind of ride.
used to see it quite often when working for bmw. that is a neglected car.

lvan
11-03-2009, 10:50 PM
I would say a workhorse for sure still. Mid 1980 and still not giving up despite being negected by the owner.

DYMO
11-06-2009, 07:59 PM
must have better grip on the track :)