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    Hi Guys, new to the forum, aint written much, all replys will be much needed

    I fitted my E36 alpine White 320is saloon m3 rep with hottuning coilovers! Its dam low, so low my my wheels are actually inside my arches, looks really good, drifts everywhere,,,,, But now i have the major issue of EXTREME TYRE WEAR!!
    I have raised the old girl up to almost sensible but am still wearing the inside edges like crazy.
    Is there anything i can do???????????
    Im pulling my hair out and wishing i aint bothered!!
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    drifting will cause tyre wear more having it lowered will. Mine's slammed on v2's and I have 0 issues with tyre wear. check your ball joints and lca bushings that will cause wear on the front on the edges of the tyres, and if its on the back check your rta bushings, and if you haven't gotten an alignment I'd get one.

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    Thanks mate, i stopped steering with the rear once id noticed the wearing. If i look at the back of the car, my rear wheels have alot of neg camber, is there camber adjustments i can buy, my bushes are all good!
    im a bit worried about my front a/r bar! under alot of tension, thinking that might not be helping the front!
    Thanks again!
     
     

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    iirc the rear camber is set and non-adjustable using stock. But you can buy adjustable ones. From the factory BMW gives the rears a bit of neg camber for tram lining and grip, but by lowering the car that low , if you can imagine, it magnifies that and brings it in even more, so my suggestion for the time being would be to raise the car back up until you get ahold of some adjustable rta. Whenever you modify your suspension you should always get an alignment as well, bc think about it man when you put those coils on your whole strut was just swinging around and sh*t that definitely would have knocked out your alignment which WILL eat up tyres. plus with all the tyres facing the same way your car will handle better and feel better.
     
     

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    You can buy adjustable rear lower arms to correct the camber issues.

    http://www.trampdrift.com/%20%0Ainde...article&id=141
     
     

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    Thanks guys, I know they pricy before evan looking!!
    My tip is! by an m3 and leave it the f##k alone lol!!!
    When i was fitting them, it took about me about three hours, then when putting the wheels back on i had major clearance issues, once sorted i was so tired of it i had a quick allignment check, all seemed to be ok!!
    Im raising it up " like the westlife song" as much as i can!!
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    Wouldnt hunter wheel alignment help? Arent you supposed to have the wheels aligned when changing anything to do with suspension and bushes
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by phileas fogg View Post
    Wouldnt hunter wheel alignment help? Arent you supposed to have the wheels aligned when changing anything to do with suspension and bushes
    You should yes,

    But lowering a E36 largely does induce excess camber.
     
     

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    Back to an old thread i started a while ago, I have noticed a little adjustment can be made on one of the rear arms, about half an inch or so. The hole is not completely round.

    Can anyone advise me on the fronts? i have raised it a bit, but now with the new bumper i want it a lil lower.

    No one in devon seems to think that there tracking devices will fit my car!!
    Steer with the Rear!
     
     

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    When you change suspension components you should have your alignment done. Slamming a car will naturally induce negative camber as the wheels are 'pushed' into the ground and forced outwards. The rear camber on an E36 can be adjusted with the adjustable washer. Camber is not the main factor in tyre wear, it is usually caused by excessive toe.
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