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Old 05-05-2010, 03:40 AM   #1
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camber plates help with clearance, or do i need a roll?

i just got a new setup running 235-35-19's on 8.5" rims. i'm also riding on h&r race springs.
the drop is perfect, and the car handles great, but when i take a hard, banked corner like a freeway offramp, i get a little rubbing at the top of the fender at the tire.
would camber plates tuck the edge of the tire better, or would a fender roll better take care of this issue?
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Old 05-06-2010, 12:08 AM   #2
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Old 05-06-2010, 01:47 AM   #3
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What's the wheel offset?

With the limited info, my guess you would need to roll the rear fenders. No point bothering with the front as stock E46 front fenders are "rolled" from the factory(from my experience).
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the rears tuck just fine, its the fronts that rub under heavy cornering.

unfortunately, i don't know the offset of these rims as i am the second owner, but they are 19x8.5's wrapped in 235-35's and they sit pretty flush.


the only place they seem to be rubbing is the top 6" of the fender lip. they never rub in level corners, only when taking a hard banked turn like a freeway offramp.
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Old 05-06-2010, 12:34 PM   #5
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what are your alignment specs right now in the front? yeah camber plates would be the only real way to tuck the top of the tire in more because you can't roll the front fenders. i wouldn't recommend going more than 2 degrees negative as you will start seeing some uneven wear in the tires.
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Well, if it is the fronts, then yeah, camber plates could help. But like azzy said, I'd suggest adding the minimum amount of negative camber you can to the stock alignment, assuming your stock alignment is correct. Add too much and you'll just be wearing out your tires a little quicker unless you change the toe-angle, but that's opening up a whole can of worms.
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looks like i'll be getting some plates. thanks guys.
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just fyi, if anyone is wondering...

i bought and installed camber plates from rogue engineering. the plates lift the front end about 1/8" (negligible) and gave me about -2.4* camber. this solved my slight rubbing issue i described in the original post. there is a noticeable improvement in cornering performance as well.
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just fyi, if anyone is wondering...

i bought and installed camber plates from rogue engineering. the plates lift the front end about 1/8" (negligible) and gave me about -2.4* camber. this solved my slight rubbing issue i described in the original post. there is a noticeable improvement in cornering performance as well.
Do you have an alignment readout of your toe angle? Careful about that camber and change in ride height, as those small little differences could eat up your tires.

But good to know your problem is fixed.
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just fyi, if anyone is wondering...

i bought and installed camber plates from rogue engineering. the plates lift the front end about 1/8" (negligible) and gave me about -2.4* camber. this solved my slight rubbing issue i described in the original post. there is a noticeable improvement in cornering performance as well.
are your struts adjusted all the way out or all the way in or middle? pictures???


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