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Old 11-01-2009, 01:14 AM   #1
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stock bronzit e30 intense camber

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!
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Old 11-01-2009, 11:07 AM   #2
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ahhhhhh! thats +ve camber is it not though? i cant tell from the pix if theyre even or not...but jeeeez
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Old 11-01-2009, 11:34 AM   #3
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negative camber is when the top of the tire is towards the car...like this e30 refer to first image
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Old 11-01-2009, 11:40 AM   #4
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Old 11-01-2009, 12:21 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 11-01-2009, 12:34 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 11-01-2009, 10:54 PM   #7
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I think thats the rear subframe breaking in half. Calling Sam to this thread for pics lol
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Old 11-02-2009, 01:02 PM   #8
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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.
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Old 11-02-2009, 01:58 PM   #9
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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.
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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.
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Old 11-02-2009, 04:14 PM   #10
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Trailing arm bushing are likely missing.
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Old 11-03-2009, 03:33 PM   #11
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Construction guy, hence the shot suspention
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Old 11-03-2009, 04:26 PM   #12
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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.
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I would say a workhorse for sure still. Mid 1980 and still not giving up despite being negected by the owner.
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must have better grip on the track
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