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yamashek 01-31-2012 07:23 AM

max rear camber on stock e46 control arms
 
hello all,

just wondering for e46 non-M and e46 M's, what is the maximum negative camber achievable at the rear for stock control arms?

anyone DIY their rear camber on the e46?

thanks!
:thumbup:

loong 01-31-2012 11:07 AM

i got up to -2.7 on stock control arms.

bmwmck 03-25-2012 08:19 PM

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Originally Posted by loong (Post 14036501)
i got up to -2.7 on stock control arms.

More than I expected.. Gonna be maxing them out in the next few weeks so hopefully I can get a figure like that

bmwmck 03-25-2012 08:19 PM

Were you running zero toe?

Scooby24 03-25-2012 08:33 PM

I think it depends on how much toe you're running but also outside factors like how square the chassis is and if you're lowered or not. I just recently thew on new meyle rear control arms with stock suspension and was only able to get -1.5 out of the driver's and -2.2 on the passenger. Ended up running -1.5 on both. Front was only allowing -.8 drivers and -1.3 passenger. Not sure why the driver's side wasn't able to get as much negative camber, everything appeared to be straight.

mestupmonkydude 03-26-2012 01:14 AM

at one point i was at -3.0

bmwmck 03-26-2012 10:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Scooby24 (Post 14224881)
I think it depends on how much toe you're running but also outside factors like how square the chassis is and if you're lowered or not. I just recently thew on new meyle rear control arms with stock suspension and was only able to get -1.5 out of the driver's and -2.2 on the passenger. Ended up running -1.5 on both. Front was only allowing -.8 drivers and -1.3 passenger. Not sure why the driver's side wasn't able to get as much negative camber, everything appeared to be straight.

That's interesting... Wonder what caused that.

Scooby24 03-26-2012 11:24 AM

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Originally Posted by bmwmck (Post 14226572)
That's interesting... Wonder what caused that.

Not sure, the car has never been in a wreck so the frame is straight. I did sit in the car when it was being aligned but I would think that would give me more negative not less.

Outside of that, your guess is as good as mine. I've got coilovers coming so I can dial in more front camber and I'll have to see how much more negative it goes when it gets lowered to see if it warrants aftermarket rear lower control arms.

Blocked Out 03-26-2012 12:32 PM

It will also depend how low you are. So there is no distinctive answer

bmwmck 03-26-2012 05:51 PM

So a lowered car with maxed out negative camber on stock control arms would achieve more neg. camber compared to maxed out stock arms on a non lowered car. That's what I was hoping to hear.

Blocked Out 03-26-2012 10:13 PM

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Originally Posted by bmwmck (Post 14228277)
So a lowered car with maxed out negative camber on stock control arms would achieve more neg. camber compared to maxed out stock arms on a non lowered car. That's what I was hoping to hear.

Correct

steve.k 03-26-2012 11:07 PM

I managed to get -2 to -2.5 on my rears on stock control arms.

Miami Style 09-17-2012 10:42 PM

Not trying to sound like an idiot nor someone that can't read but are you guys talking about the stock rear control arms that come from factory ? if so what do you do to adjust it to negative camber ? thanks in advance

rcsummers 09-17-2012 11:42 PM

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Originally Posted by yamashek (Post 14035931)
hello all,

just wondering for e46 non-M and e46 M's, what is the maximum negative camber achievable at the rear for stock control arms?

anyone DIY their rear camber on the e46?

thanks!
:thumbup:


I was/still am very low in my M. I was able yo get -3.0 on both rears when they were maxed out. This was stock though.

Now I have SPC Camber Arms, best $179 I spent on suspension. I now run -4.5, and plan to knock it out to -5.0. And I've been told i could go up to as much as -10 if i really wanted. But thats CRAZY!!!

Quote:

Originally Posted by Miami Style (Post 14739910)
Not trying to sound like an idiot nor someone that can't read but are you guys talking about the stock rear control arms that come from factory ? if so what do you do to adjust it to negative camber ? thanks in advance

Stock Arms.

People running aftermarket arms can get all the way up to -10 or greater depending in how low you are.

Miami Style 09-18-2012 08:33 AM

Any one have pics of their cars how the stance looks with these negetive numbers you guys are getting with the stock arms ?

Jets330 09-19-2012 11:20 PM

i pulled -3.4 / -3.3 only half way down on my coilovers on my rears. fronts were maxed though.

Miami Style 09-19-2012 11:27 PM

I was able to get -3.3 in the rear as well

Jets330 09-20-2012 12:29 AM

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Originally Posted by Miami Style (Post 14746629)
I was able to get -3.3 in the rear as well


:thumbsup:

bmwmck 09-22-2012 08:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Miami Style (Post 14740761)
Any one have pics of their cars how the stance looks with these negetive numbers you guys are getting with the stock arms ?

http://www.stanceworks.com/forums/sh...ad.php?t=12192

There is some solid content in this thread, including some E46s. Most of them include their camber specs too.


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