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#1 (permalink) Old 02-02-2005, 02:55 PM
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to fix my really bad negative camber

theres the bavauto adujstable camber kit which just seems to be something like a bushing and a few nuts that you can adjust and stuff.....


or turner motorsports adjustable arms... both seem they offer to do what i need which do i want?

http://www.turnermotorsport.com/html/detai...T_ID=TSU9940001



Thanks for the help!
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if u need the arm too.. then buy them from turner.. but if u just need the bushing.. then go with bavauto!! did u take your car to a mechanic yet?? to see what he thinks of it!

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if u need the arm too.. then buy them from turner.. but if u just need the bushing.. then go with bavauto!! did u take your car to a mechanic yet?? to see what he thinks of it!
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called places like les schwab and they all want way to much money for this job... so i think im going to get the TMS arms, the ones from bav bring it back about 2 degrees.. where as the tms arms have a whole range of adjustments...

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AUTO WHERE ARE YOU!

my options get the tms adjustable to fix the problem i have (im running eibachs right now) and after that save up for some h&rs, or just buy h&rs (if you think that will get rid of my bad camber?

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AUTO WHERE ARE YOU!

my options get the tms adjustable to fix the problem i have (im running eibachs right now) and after that save up for some h&rs, or just buy h&rs (if you think that will get rid of my bad camber?

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I have Ireland Engineering adjustable control arms and those work great. They are so easy to adjust once you have the car jacked up. I'm a dealer for them if you're interested in their products.

Anyways, my opinion would be to scrap the Eibachs and get yourself some H&R springs. The main reason the camber is so bad is because the springs sag. When I first had the Eibach springs, the camber was fine. After 1 winter and 1 summer season, the camber was way out of spec. Not only do the springs sag, they seem to sag inconsistently. One side had -2.5 degrees and the other side had -2.8 degrees. That would explain why one side was higher than the other side.

I think H&R makes a cheap fix solution for the front. They are called Triple C camber adjustment bolts (which looks similar to what you have in the first pic). They are like $30 for the set. You should look into those. IE also has some pretty cheap camber plates. As for the rear, the adjustable control arms are your best bet.

Here's a video of my car with the Eibach springs. Look how low it is!!!! After my -2.8 degree camber reading, the springs still seemed to be sagging even more. People ask me if I run race springs when infact they are the Eibach pro kits. I sold them to some bloke for $100 and bought myself some H&R's, much happier and my camber instantly got better. I'm at a much more acceptable - 2.1 degrees now.

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Originally posted by Autotechnica+Feb 2 2005, 06:25 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Autotechnica @ Feb 2 2005, 06:25 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-bigred318@Feb 2 2005, 06:17 PM
AUTO WHERE ARE YOU!

my options get the tms adjustable to fix the problem i have (im running eibachs right now) and after that save up for some h&rs, or just buy h&rs (if you think that will get rid of my bad camber?

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I have Ireland Engineering adjustable control arms and those work great. They are so easy to adjust once you have the car jacked up. I'm a dealer for them if you're interested in their products.

Anyways, my opinion would be to scrap the Eibachs and get yourself some H&R springs. The main reason the camber is so bad is because the springs sag. When I first had the Eibach springs, the camber was fine. After 1 winter and 1 summer season, the camber was way out of spec. Not only do the springs sag, they seem to sag inconsistently. One side had -2.5 degrees and the other side had -2.8 degrees. That would explain why one side was higher than the other side.

I think H&R makes a cheap fix solution for the front. They are called Triple C camber adjustment bolts (which looks similar to what you have in the first pic). They are like $30 for the set. You should look into those. IE also has some pretty cheap camber plates. As for the rear, the adjustable control arms are your best bet.

Here's a video of my car with the Eibach springs. Look how low it is!!!! After my -2.8 degree camber reading, the springs still seemed to be sagging even more. People ask me if I run race springs when infact they are the Eibach pro kits. I sold them to some bloke for $100 and bought myself some H&R's, much happier and my camber instantly got better. I'm at a much more acceptable - 2.1 degrees now.

http://www.automobile-technik.com/Bryan318Peelout.avi

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where are the links to the H&R 30$ camber fix things? Also do you think if i put different springs on my car right now my camber might get a little better? also do you think i have any chance of getting it fixed just by going and trying to get it aligned.... i guess i can go in there and ask... how hard was it for you to install your adjustable control arms?

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hey i was looking into those h&r triple c camber adjustment bolts.

it says i have to know
Triple C
Bolt Diameter (A) Strut Bracket
Width (B)

i was wondering if you knew either of these the options for bolt diameter is 10,12,14,15,16,and 17mm and the options for strut bracket is...
36.0 - 48.0mm TC110 37.50 Pair
45.5 - 48.0mm
40.0 - 48.5mm
30.0 - 39.0mm
35.0 - 48.0mm
35.0 - 43.0mm
41.5 - 48.0mm
35.0 - 50.0mm

i was wondering if you knew which on i need for an e35 325i? heres the link where i found that info.
http://www.hrsprings.com/site/frames/frameproducts.html

Thanks for all the help!

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oh wow just found a link to vehicle application and bmw isnt even listed...

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