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Old 05-02-2011, 04:56 PM   #1
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Rear Camber Kit???

I have changed my winter tires to my summer yesterday and I noticed that on the rear my tires are worn due to excessive camber!!! I have lowered the car last year with Koni FSD kit (Eibach springs) and when I originally did the alignment I was just in spec. I am guessing that the springs sagged a bit over winter and now I have a camber issue. (the car is a 2002 325i Touring)

Are there any rear camber adjustment kits out there??? Any input about my options would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 05-02-2011, 05:10 PM   #2
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You sure about the condition of your rtab's?
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Old 05-02-2011, 06:07 PM   #3
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Can you explain what you mean by rtab's?
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Old 05-02-2011, 06:13 PM   #4
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rear trailing arm bushings
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Old 05-02-2011, 06:13 PM   #5
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It's one of several bushings in the rear that can cause alignment issues. Camber is adjustable(slightly) stock. Usually people buy adjustable control arms to get more negative camber but if that is in fact your issue you can do that too. But unless it's over -2 by alot it shouldn't be an issue. Stock adjustment is normally (-1.3-2.0).

Rear toe can cause it also. Which is usually your trail arm bushing (rtab).
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Old 05-03-2011, 05:52 AM   #6
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It's one of several bushings in the rear that can cause alignment issues. Camber is adjustable(slightly) stock. Usually people buy adjustable control arms to get more negative camber but if that is in fact your issue you can do that too. But unless it's over -2 by alot it shouldn't be an issue. Stock adjustment is normally (-1.3-2.0).

Rear toe can cause it also. Which is usually your trail arm bushing (rtab).
Thanks for the info. I will have to check the alignment print out to see how much it was out, but I don't think it was much passed -2.... hmmm... maybe it is the rear trailing arm bushings. Here are some pics of how low the car sits.



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Old 05-03-2011, 06:34 AM   #7
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My understanding is that even more than -2 camber in the rear isn't what wears tires. Much more likely to be toe. Keep us posted with the alignment.
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