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    hi i am wanting to have negative camber on my rear wheels on e36 316 coupe. just wanting to no what needs to be done or bought so that this can be done thanks.
     
     

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    coilovers and slam it on its arse mines 102mm at the rear and i have got plenty of negative camber but remember it wil eat the inside of your tyres alot quicker so i tend to swap sides after a few months

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    sorry for my ignorance,why would you want negative camber? and the plus's of having it?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjbbuzz View Post
    sorry for my ignorance,why would you want negative camber? and the plus's of having it?
    i personally like the look of it and imo it handles better in corners but that may just be in my head

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    Quote Originally Posted by milesbmw191 View Post
    hi i am wanting to have negative camber on my rear wheels on e36 316 coupe. just wanting to no what needs to be done or bought so that this can be done thanks.
    A few heavy bags of cement in the boot / on the back seat will do the trick.
    Now driving a 2000 523i auto (with 190k miles!) and a Skoda Octavia 1.8T estate.

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    could always bodge it and cut a few coils off the springs or what we tend to do in bangers is heat the springs up and get a fat person to sit on the boot for abit lol

     
     

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    negative camber helps with grip on cornering. you don't have to lower the car, you have an adjustment eccentric bolt on the rear suspension for that. it's the number 10 bolt in the image. you have to jack the car, un-tighten the nut a bit, then rotate the bolt until you get the desired camber angle. it's pretty straight forward.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mistreku View Post
    negative camber helps with grip on cornering. you don't have to lower the car, you have an adjustment eccentric bolt on the rear suspension for that. it's the number 10 bolt in the image. you have to jack the car, un-tighten the nut a bit, then rotate the bolt until you get the desired camber angle. it's pretty straight forward.
    Its very much straight forward I saw mistreku do it when we fitted his coilovers
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by mistreku View Post
    negative camber helps with grip on cornering. you don't have to lower the car, you have an adjustment eccentric bolt on the rear suspension for that. it's the number 10 bolt in the image. you have to jack the car, un-tighten the nut a bit, then rotate the bolt until you get the desired camber angle. it's pretty straight forward.
    Bringing up old stuff here guys but no feedback was given by the guy who tried it. This seems ridiculously easy given the amount garages charge to get this done. Just to check this will do the camber on the rear two wheels yeah?

    Also what exactly are we looking at in the picture? I got a week off and wouldnt mind giving this a go tomorrow.
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    Well, the picture is used to illustrate the adjustment bolt (no 10 in the pic). The garages charge that money because they will do it professionally, using some special tools, rather than just the eyes. Myself, I'm using a camber gauge bought off Ebay (£20) and it worked pretty good for me, no weird wear and tear on the tyres.

    This will only work for rear wheels camber, BTW. You'll need more work for the front.
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