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Suspension Lowering and negative camber answers (no rear adjustable control arms needed!)

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Suspension Lowering and negative camber answers (no rear adjustable control arms needed!)

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Old 10-01-2013, 06:06 PM
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R53 has no eccentric bolt?
R56 or later should hv bigger range for adjustment with the eccentric bolt.
 
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Old 10-01-2013, 06:10 PM
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It does, at least late 05 and 06, -1.8 was cranked all the way in. Now looking for non-heim joint camber links.
 
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Old 10-01-2013, 06:28 PM
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-1.8 should be fine as factory spec is around 1.7 degree I guess.
 
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Old 10-01-2013, 06:41 PM
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For Autox I would like it to be close to -1.2
 
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Old 10-03-2013, 09:07 AM
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I have found a picture of an R56 challenge car which is lowered without using adjustable drop links. Do they do this to get as much camber as possible?
 
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Old 05-11-2018, 07:40 PM
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Support trailing arm from underneath using a workshop jack.

Release nut and remove screws (1).

Installation note:
Replace self-locking nut.

Tightening torque 33 32 1AZ.




Mark position of eccentric adjustment washer to trailing arm to simplify subsequent adjustment of rear axle.

Release screw (2).

Installation note:
Refit eccentric adjustment washer.

Tightening torque 33 32 2AZ.
 
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Old 05-14-2018, 08:25 AM
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I love old thread revivals. What front and rear specs are you guys running?

Im about to get an alignment. I was thinking zero toe and caster front and rear and -1.2 to -1.5 rear camber (have -1 camber with ireland plates up front).
 
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Old 04-24-2019, 09:26 AM
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I am about to pull the trigger on lowering my car but I'm concerned about costs. If I have to buy springs and then also buy rear control arms and then pay for install and alignment, now we are talking a lot more money. I read several threads about people saying some had to and some didn't. Problem is, I don't want to have springs installed, then get alignment, then have to buy control arms, and then pay again. I was told definitively that you don't need them from a reputable source and this thread seems to back that up to an extent. I have an R60 so I'm not sure if everything is the same either. Thanks.

Also, I have seen a disclaimer directly on websites that sell lowering springs that you will need the control arms. Just adding more confusion.
 

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Old 07-11-2019, 02:46 AM
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Just lowered my 09 MCS R57 using the Bilstein B12 kit ( B8 struts and shocks + Eibach lowering springs ).
Did an alignment after on a Hunter system - LR and RR camber came in at -1.32.
I did not change the factory control arms, all stock.


after

on the Hunter

LR

RR

alignment spec, needed front toe adjustment
 
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