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    I am awaiting delivery of my new Eibach springs and am thinking I may as well change the top mounts while I have the suspension off.
    I have read something about the M3 top mounts being used to give more caster? Is this ture? Is it the M3 or the Evo ones?
    Also with the rears I'm sure I have read about using E46 ones as they are stronger, is this ture?

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    On the front, you can use M3 3.0 for more caster, or M3 3.2 for the same extra caster, but with positive camber.
    To get negative camber (top of wheels leaning in) you need to put the 3.2 mounts on the opposite sides.

    The swapped evo mounts doesn't always work, the 3.2 had springs with a thinner top coil to give them the extra clearance, and the can hit the inside of the turret.
     
     

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    So the 3.0 M3 ones are the best option then? I understand the concept of increasing caster, but do these top mounts increase it enough to notice a difference?
    I just want the best all round handling, I only drive fast road, may have a track day if I can afford it at some point (but i doubt it!)

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    They should do, a similar effect to using the sport/M3 3.0 eccentric bushes on the wishbones.
    The mounts are pretty expensive compared to standard types.
     
     

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    Might not bother then if they a lot more expensive, was hoping they would be simular to "normal" ones. Should have known really as anything with M in it seems to be double the price!

    The car has polly bushes on the wishbones but they are the non eccentric type. Do the eccentric ones alter castor then?
    I have just ordered polly RTAB to swap in when I do the springs so I can get it all alligned and hopefully won't have to disturb it again.

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