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Old 01-29-2014, 07:41 AM   #1
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Please help negative camber !!

I recently swapped my vectra for a 316ti e46, the owner told me he curbed it and it needed a lower arm on front left and a new hub on rear left, both wheels are really cambered and look as though there sat in the complete wrong place, not to mention how shabby it drives because of this.
I was just wondering if anyone agrees that it's arm on front and hub on back, cos I took it to a garage and they couldn't find anything what was bent apart from a little rust patch on rear left hub, so in other words they didn't help me at all and I'm currently saving for a rear left hub and I don't want it to be something stupid like a rear trailing arm bush maybe ?

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Old 01-29-2014, 08:24 AM   #2
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Old 01-29-2014, 08:47 AM   #3
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they almost look bent back


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Old 01-29-2014, 08:55 AM   #4
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compared to the other side below

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Old 01-29-2014, 02:18 PM   #5
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The rear lower control arm controls camber and is pretty fragile comparatively speaking, some believe it is bent to bend/break in a collision so other parts don't break. That is where I would start. Your shop should have been able to easily see that though. Best to get that tire off yourself and get to looking. See what doesn't match the other side and go from there.
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Old 01-29-2014, 05:42 PM   #6
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nice one mate your help is appreciated, think I'm just gonna replace all 4 lower arms and see how it sits then because the hubs aren't too expensive


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Old 01-29-2014, 09:01 PM   #7
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I'd try to find out exactly what was wrong before I threw $500 at it.
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