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#1 (permalink) Old 02-19-2005, 09:38 PM
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put bilstein sports all the way around my '89is today and its like drivin a brand new car. I also have bavauto springs which are like 6 months old. It is amazing how big a difference over stock shocks they are. I got them for cost, but i would definately pay full price if i had to. I put new rear shock tops and solid control arm bushings in too which helped alot
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#2 (permalink) Old 02-19-2005, 10:07 PM
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Do you have ne before and after pics??

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of what the car? it doesnt look any different except the wheels sit a little straighter. here is an after pic though
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of what the car? it doesnt look any different except the wheels sit a little straighter. here is an after pic though
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anyone know where to get a camber kit for these things cause its really bad after you lower the car and i really want to fix it cause the cornering would get so much better if i had the whole tire on the groudn not to meantion my tires would last longer any ideas? sorry for the thread jack

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how much did you lower it. mine is 1.25in and the front camber is barely off, e30 m3 control arm bushings will correct it, but there are alot of places to get camber plates, just search google, and the bilstein straightened my rear wheels perfectly
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I believe you can get a camber kit for the E30's from bmpdesign.com, there are probably other places but thats the first that comes to mind.

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I believe you can get a camber kit for the E30's from bmpdesign.com, there are probably other places but thats the first that comes to mind.
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all 4 are off really bad ill get a picture of it tomorrow i just did the whole suspension shoulda got M3 controll arm bushings but i didn't read the thread about htat first... well thats what i get its got Mtechnic springs duno how much its lowerd cause the previous owner did it.

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measure it up against a stock e30 and see how much it is lowered. How old are the springs, they may be getting old and squating, you said you just did the whole suspension, but not the springs? I have never seen the camber on an e30 that bad, my first car was an 86 325 and it was lowered 1.75 and the camber was never affected, the tires wore perfectly. You may need new springs and/or shocks
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measure it up against a stock e30 and see how much it is lowered. How old are the springs, they may be getting old and squating, you said you just did the whole suspension, but not the springs? I have never seen the camber on an e30 that bad, my first car was an 86 325 and it was lowered 1.75 and the camber was never affected, the tires wore perfectly. You may need new springs and/or shocks
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i did the shocks they're like 4 months old boge gas shocks they're bloody expesive i duno why i bought them, actualy i didn't buy them i told my dad to go pick me up a good set of shocks and he came back with those but anyways, iv got 8 inches on clearance until the bottom of the front valanve, the part with the fogs in it.

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i did the shocks they're like 4 months old boge gas shocks they're bloody expesive i duno why i bought them, actualy i didn't buy them i told my dad to go pick me up a good set of shocks and he came back with those but anyways, iv got 8 inches on clearance until the bottom of the front valanve, the part with the fogs in it. i can't measure against a stock one right now cause both my other buddies are in school right now.

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so it isnt lowered at all? you prolly need new springs, they do wear out and cause the car to squat like the camber is way out
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so it isnt lowered at all? you prolly need new springs, they do wear out and cause the car to squat like the camber is way out
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no the car is lowerd, its got Mtechnic springs i just dot know how much its lowed cause the guy never told me so i dont know how much, and then the 17's raised it up a bit maybe an inch? little less prolly half an inch but the springs arn't soft.

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the 17s shouldnt have raised it up any, i just took mine off and put 15s on and it still measures the same, i have about 6 inches from the ground to the bottom of the front valance, about 3 inches from the bottom of the lip spoiler. I didnt say the springs would be soft, if they are worn out it will look like the wheels are pointing way in like the camber is off
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if you have real m technic springs which i have just read that they are 35mm lower than stock which is an inch and a half, but i kindof doubt that cause thats pretty low for a factory suspension, so if you have those then your car should be a little lower than mine so i dont see how you have 8 inches clearence, can you send a pic of how your wheels sit so i can see how bad the camber is?
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if you have real m technic springs which i have just read that they are 35mm lower than stock which is an inch and a half, but i kindof doubt that cause thats pretty low for a factory suspension, so if you have those then your car should be a little lower than mine so i dont see how you have 8 inches clearence, can you send a pic of how your wheels sit so i can see how bad the camber is?
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its Mtechnic i have the boxy they came in with the original shocks in the box but unfortunatly i lent my camera to my gf and shes in mexico for the next week and a half i have some on my phone but i duno how to get them from my phone to my computer.

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