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    hi guys, i lowered my car a couple of weeks ago went for g-max shocks and springs 40mm which I'm very happy with, had my wheel alignment check and front and rear toe adjusted but my front camber is -3.13 left and -2.45 right
    what options do i have to make this better?? iv been loking at at adjustable top mounts but can only find two types http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/BMW-E36-Adjust...item335d87fa03 and http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/BMW-E36-328i-D...item5190e8de89 i like the look of the blue ones but they state for coil overs only?? i fail to see the why they wouldn't work on shocks when u can use standard mounts on coil overs??

    any help would be greatly appreciated
     
     

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    god i dread to think what my camber is front and rear if that put it out by a 40mm drop how much did the check cost

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    the spring seat is integral with the top mount on a std set up.
    coil overs dont need this seat as the spring is a different size...and the blue ones wont have the required seat for your spring to locate into (it deffo is required)
    ask the seller of those others if they will be ok too
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    i recently had 4 wheel alignment done on my 318iS and everything was out, so much so the bloke doing it asked if it had been in a crash lol !

    am going to be fitting coilovers soon, guess Ill have to go back and get it done again ! :(

    did you replace the top mounts when you fitted your lowering kit ?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackbeauty328i View Post
    god i dread to think what my camber is front and rear if that put it out by a 40mm drop how much did the check cost
    the check was free from euro pit tyres in clacton-on-sea, front toe adjustments were £30 then £10 for each additional adjustments, i had both rear toes adjusted so mine came to £50

    Quote Originally Posted by 328mark View Post
    the spring seat is integral with the top mount on a std set up.
    coil overs dint need this seat as the spring is a different size...and the blue ones wont have the required seat for your spring to locate into (it Defoe is required)
    ask the seller of those others if they will be ok too
    thanks mate i now see understand about blue top mounts and iv asked seller if silver ones fit, just waiting on reply.

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    did you replace the top mounts when you fitted your lowering kit ?
    yeah mate i replaced them with new standard OEM ones.
     
     

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    iv been looking at m3 top mounts they seem to be offseted http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...39&hg=31&fg=10 figure 1, would i be right in thinking these would improve my camber and make it more positive??

    thanks guys.
     
     

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    Am i wrong in saying that the front is camber adjustable? Im sure it is on the E46 but dont know about E36
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigbenstrikes View Post
    Am i wrong in saying that the front is camber adjustable? Im sure it is on the E46 but dont know about E36
    I think it is, but im not 100% sure, I will check my results from my 4 wheel alignment when i get home.
     
     

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