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#1 (permalink) Old 11-19-2006, 09:31 PM
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Alignment...

Ok... so on the e30 you can only adjust the toe in and out in the front wheels... wtf.

Adjustable camber plates for the front... to adjust that...

How about the rear? Adjustable trailing arm bushing or something?... explain..

I have a huge alignment problem.

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Yes, you buy adjustable rear bushings. But if you are going that far, I would strongly advise changing out the sub-frame bushings as well.
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how do you have an alignment problem? 90% of the time toe is the only adjustment you need, or else you have bigger issues

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how do you have an alignment problem? 90% of the time toe is the only adjustment you need, or else you have bigger issues
Exactly. If you are having big alignment problems there is probably something bent that needs to be replaced. Is your car stock height? If it is and you are having a camber / caster issue there is something bent.

What exactly is your big alignment problem?
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Ive been looking at this issue allso, check out this thread:
"Help!1 uneven rear tire wear on inside only, camber??? "

I lowered the car and now get a bit too much inside wear on my right rear.
See pics in other thread.

I know there are eccentric trailing arm bushings to correct minor issues, I think with the toe in. hmmm should work with a bit of camber too I think.

and my mechanic suggested the "next size up" sping pad to raise my right rear slightly to correct the camber.
I want to get in there and do some measurements first.

It might just be my subframe bushings.

I still need more info.

Laet me know what you find out.

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