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E36 (1991 - 1999)
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:57 PM
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Adjusting camber on my 95 318 ti

So I heard the rear end on my ti is an e30 but my car is an e36. Is it true that the only way to adjust the camber (lowered) is to buy a "weld on" kit? Tired of buying tires! Just did the front but I am lost on the rear.
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:02 PM
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This should give you most of the info you need.

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Talk to the E30 guys about camber adjustment. They'll get you sorted out. You shouldn't have to any welding, though. Just install parts.
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here....http://store.bimmerworld.com/rear-ca...18ti-p889.aspx


the ti uses an e30 rear suspension set up, unlike the rest of the e36 lineup. it's also the same as the z3. these do not suffer the ill fate that the rear subframe mounting points do in the rest of the chassis. although i do believe the z's had someting going on, but since i don;t own one i cannot state for certain what or why. but the ti is fine as it is.

unless you drop a small block in it....

akg makes rear sway bar tab reinforcements that weld in, but that is about it.




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akg makes rear sway bar tab reinforcements that weld in, but that is about it.




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I've installed their caster and toe kit in an E30 subframe. It is a lot of precise setting up, measuring and welding, then a lot of tedious grinding, opening up the rear trailing arm bushing mounting plates to slots, so that the camber and toe are adjustable using BMW OEM M5 bolts. The bolts have an integral offset washer under the head, and one that is keyed to the bolt shank under the nut. By turning the washer, you can change the camber and/or toe settings, since the offset washer moves the centering of the bushing by bearing against the welded-on plates. Very simple concept, but a lot of work to do.
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:05 AM
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atk makes a camber/toe kit?? didn't see it listed. might have ben looking in the wrong section, too....there's only a few things i saw for the ti on their site.

will most likely do something like this on the ti myself. just have to finish off this parts car first before i can start getting into the working on the ti.




soooo many things to get done....no funds...




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