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Old 07-04-2017, 04:23 PM
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how to remove the alignment pin on the front struts to gain some positive camper, The camper is -2.2 and need to be -1. according to Sears which could not do the right wheel and claimed that did not have the tool to remove the pin......
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Set your Google to E90 remove strut alignment pin

If you got -2.2 Camber [camper's almost right] she oughtta handle great and you got no alignment pins. What exactly's the deal again?

And....did you mention Sears? DUDE! We simply do NOT go to Sears. No, no, no, no, no. We go to a reputable Indy specializing in BMW's or failing that, we go to.....the dealer....pic of typical SA greeting BMW driver is below:



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Old 07-04-2017, 06:08 PM
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If you are at -2.2 camber and you still have the pins in and obviously no camber plates then you have much bigger issues to deal with.

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If you are at -2.2 camber and you still have the pins in and obviously no camber plates then you have much bigger issues to deal with.

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Agreed, that doesn't sound right at all.

-2.2 is extremely excessive for street use unless you corner like you're on a race track.

And like calwaterboy said, sears for an alignment? On a BMW? Why??
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Old 07-05-2017, 09:03 PM
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If you are at -2.2 camber and you still have the pins in and obviously no camber plates then you have much bigger issues to deal with.

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OK guys, I did not want to say it, but the car had a minor accident. I do not think taking the car to a "reputable Indy" would change the outcome......
My question is: would I be able to change the camper from -2.2 to -1 if I remove the pin??
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OK guys, I did not want to say it, but the car had a minor accident. I do not think taking the car to a "reputable Indy" would change the outcome......
My question is: would I be able to change the camper from -2.2 to -1 if I remove the pin??

Prob not - don't bother - find what's bent/broken; fix that instead.

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Also, trust me, your car has no camper.
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You pull the pin to give you more CAMBER, not less. Something is bent or out of whack. With the pin in you should be within factory spec which is under -.5. There's very little positive camber adjustment and the only way to increase negative camber is to use M3 arms, pull the pin, and use camber plates which is all going in the opposite direction that you need to go.

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