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Old 05-13-2010, 12:49 AM   #1
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need advice on rear camber....

Hey guys. I just mounted my BBS LM. The rears have the reverse center mounted. I believe the original 19 X 10 offset is et25, and with the reverse center mounted, the offset is more aggressive obviously. Im currently on TC klines, about 13.0 inch drop in the rear, -2 camber AND a fender roll.
I dont really want to raise it, but will if need be, but was wanting to know if I can dial in some more camber to help out with the rubbing, but still maintain street use/street tire wear. I have stock arms so not sure how much more camber I can get. Any advice??? Thanks.
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Old 05-13-2010, 12:20 PM   #2
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Stock arms can adjust camber up to a point. I believe up to -2.5 in the rear.

As long as your toe is within spec, then -2.0 is not a problem at all.

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Old 05-13-2010, 02:12 PM   #3
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-2.0 in the rear is not a problem. (I was under impression that's what the non-M e46's with sport package run standard ) so increasing the negative camber slightly shouldn't be a problem as well. The tire wear characteristics change slightly, but you're still within safe limits.
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Old 05-13-2010, 04:26 PM   #4
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So -2.5 is the furthest in I can go with stock arms? would -3 be out of the question, and if possible, would that be ok for street use?
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I was able to run -3 from the stock camber setting.

I have a non-m but aftermarket camber arms are interchangeable with M's and non-M's, so the amount of camber adjustment between the two stock setups should be similar.
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Am I the only one that's impressed he's running a 13" drop??
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Old 05-13-2010, 06:31 PM   #7
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Am I the only one that's impressed he's running a 13" drop??
13.0" center to fender. sorry.
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-3 deg is heavy camber for the rear unless you're tracking your car. -2 deg is OK for street as long as the toe is in spec. Chas
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Am I the only one that's impressed he's running a 13" drop??
my first thought as well
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Old 05-13-2010, 08:02 PM   #10
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-3 deg is heavy camber for the rear unless you're tracking your car. -2 deg is OK for street as long as the toe is in spec. Chas
Even for the track -3 is heavy IMO.
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