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Old 05-12-2011, 03:19 PM   #1
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my front wheels are camberd...is this okay?



u know how stock rear wheels are camberd...

i jus realized my front ones r doing the same thing..

i recently bought the car so i didnt notice this.

previous owner said he got it lowred at stance factory..with some lowering springs...


is this normal or bad for the car?
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Old 05-13-2011, 06:43 PM   #2
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camber is bad for the tires. Just go get an alignment.
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Old 05-13-2011, 07:13 PM   #3
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It all depends on how much camber and toe. Right now I have -2.5 all around with 0 toe front and 0.20 total toe in rear and the tires are wearing good. There is an alignment thread in the E36 M3 section on bimmerforums that has some really valuable information.
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Old 05-13-2011, 07:25 PM   #4
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Well, two things here.
1) E36's ( I presume that is what this is ) don't have any camber adjustment so unless the PO has installed camberplates you can't adjust it easily. Especially adding positive camber

2) -2.5 is probably OK for the street. toe in is worse for tire wear. I run pretty much the same as steve30, half as much rear toe. Same camber though, same front toe.
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Old 05-13-2011, 08:09 PM   #5
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Old 05-14-2011, 03:00 AM   #6
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you likely arent running enough camber to worry..
its toe that really kills your tires. if thats in check i wouldnt worry...in fact the camber will help with cornering.
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Old 05-14-2011, 03:55 AM   #7
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thanks guys !

i already did around 10 k and no crazy tire wear

ya its not cambered in ALOT its just ... very very small camber .

i was just little worried because i know bmws stock comes camberd in rear and i never had a lowered car and had same amount of camber in the front...

problem solved , i was just being a big noob lol..
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Old 05-14-2011, 01:09 PM   #8
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when you lower a car, you get camber. (When your suspension compresses, you get camber even on a stock ride height car.)

To fix camber on a lowered car you need camber plates.

Camber really does kill tires. Personally i never have tires last more than a season or two anyway, so it doesn't bother me.

Too much camber can ruin your turn in, but since your car isn't slammed, and it was done by people who know how to lower cars, i'm sure its fine, just keep an eye on your tires.

(If you catch your tires right as they start showing camber wear, you can have them flipped. Since your tires are likely directional, this will mean you'll have to have them dismounted from the rim and mounted on the other side. This will generally even out camber wear and allow you to get the most out of your tires.)
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Old 05-14-2011, 05:46 PM   #9
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thank u for ur help guys ! btw propr'one are u the guy that sells hid kits??
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