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#1 (permalink) Old 11-19-2005, 06:33 PM
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Question Adjusting front camber

Hi. I am new to this forum and new to BMWs. Ive read from this forum that front camber cannot be adjusted. I am going to be getting some H&R sport springs for my 94 318i. I have read somewhere to adjust the front camber, i would have to get camber plates. But what is the difference between camber plates and lower control arms for adjusting camber? I have seen front camber plates for like $300+ and I ran into something that isn't even close to those amounts.

http://www.bimmerworld.com/html/fron...-and-stock.htm

would this item be able to correct the front camber? it totals to $100 for both left and right. I know that with H&R sports, the front is lowerd by 1.5 inches, which isnt that bad, but Im kinda picky about this. Thanks everyone.
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hi joe welcome to the forums.... i have those H&R springs on my car, and i can tell you the camber in the front is fine, the rear is more the problem , i think im about 2 points out, camber plates is what you want, the lower control arms wont really do anything but change toe.

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H&R sports are fine with camber. If you got H%R race youll see a more dramatic drop and increase in neg camber. Does h&r sports really drop the 318 by 1.5 inches in the front?


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Thanks for your quick responses everyone. I appreciate it. I saw on some websites that say H&R Sports for 318i lowers front by 1.5 and rear 1".

http://www.cardomain.com/item/HNR29825?ref=frog

Now i know the difference between plates and lower control arms. Thanks.
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so what do you plan to do then?

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I looked it up and you are correct, they lower the front 1.5" and the rear by 1"


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well, if the front isnt that bad, maybe ill just pocket that hundred bucks. I guess i'll find out after i do an alignment. As for the rear 1" drop, it does make it a problem? I know 1" isn't that much, and I read that the rear camber can be adjusted slightly, i don't think i would need to buy anything for the back right? I know plenty of people ask these kinda questions in the forum all the time, so thanks for answering the same questions all the time.
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1 inch really is a lot. I think yo should buy all 4 springs at once to save on alignment later on. I dont think camber will be as much an issue since you are buying the sport springs and not race.


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