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Old 11-17-2012, 12:55 PM   #1
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H&R Race camber question.

I have a chance to buy a set of H&R race springs for $70. Do i need camber caster plates or bolts to get this thing aligned.

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Old 11-17-2012, 01:00 PM   #2
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If your car is stock height then you will have excessive negative camber. So if you want stock camber back then yes. Probably camber bars for the rear.

BTW. H&R race springs for $70 is a steal. If they have low miles then very nice.

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Old 11-17-2012, 01:02 PM   #3
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My car is sport height, I plan on getting it aligned after i install them....

They look like new... But this car is my daily and im not sure i want another dumped car. I was hoping BMW had more adjustment from factory and i could get away without plates.

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I picked up some plates from bavauto for about $319. Some steel bars for the rear for about $120.

Those springs will certainly increase the aggressive look of the car.

It will also lower the hell out of it. Depending on the roads around you then you might want to put some 18s on it to bring it up a bit off the ground. Roads around here are horrible so I had to raise the car up some.

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Ill probably just pass for now if i need plates.
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If it is something you will want to do in the future then drop the $70 on them and throw them in the closet.
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Not sure i even want to go that low. Speed bumps here are a pain.... This scrapes
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Yeah. That is pretty bad.
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If your car is stock height then you will have excessive negative camber. So if you want stock camber back then yes. Probably camber bars for the rear.

BTW. H&R race springs for $70 is a steal. If they have low miles then very nice.
Incorrect. I am running H&R race springs. The real red ones, part number 50484-88. My car aligns just fine and I do not have excessive negative camber.

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Ill probably just pass for now if i need plates.

You will not need plates, but you still scrape. I love the handling the H&R race springs give me, but I am sick of taking speedbumps at an angle.
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:18 PM   #10
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Incorrect. I am running H&R race springs. The real red ones, part number 50484-88. My car aligns just fine and I do not have excessive negative camber.




You will not need plates, but you still scrape. I love the handling the H&R race springs give me, but I am sick of taking speedbumps at an angle.
Nice good to know... Ive been driving lowered cars forever... Im used to the scraping... Just a pain on the mustang with the tubular K nothing is there to protect the oil pan.

Mind posting a pic for me since search is being crap currently?

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