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Old 02-21-2019, 12:10 PM
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Strut is not center is this okay?

I recently bought a 2002 e46 M3 with the suspension modified. I will admit now I'm very new at owning a BMW and any aftermarket suspension work and how it should look. I've been told it should be closer to center. Below is what the guy installed. Also see photos. With what is installed is it correct? I'm wanting to Autocross this car and want more negative camber so I was looking to install an adjustable camber plate but I want to make sure nothing is wrong before I start working on it myself. Ty ahead of time for the help.

Brand New parts include...
+Control arms
+Witeline poly control arm bushings in new brackets
+Tie rods both inner and outer
+Koni sport adjustable damper struts and shocks
+Eibach sport springs
+Heavy Duty front and rear shock mounts
+Front strut mounts and bearings
+Poly front sway bar bushings
+Sway bar end links
+All new bump stops and boots
+All new mounting hardware for everything serviced
+Full alignment
+Whiteline poly rear trailing arm bushings and secure plates
+All 4 rear trailing arm ball joints
+Solid front strut bar
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Old 02-21-2019, 02:32 PM
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For angular measurement, the single apostrophe (') means a minute, which is 1/60th of a degree.

BMW's have less negative camber in the front than in the back. That's because the front caster "creates" positive or negative camber as appropriate when the wheel is turned. Turning to the right: The right side wheel generates positive camber (wheel tilted out at the top) to lean into the turn, and the left wheel generates more negative camber (tilting in at the top) to lean into the turn. Turning to the left, the opposite occurs to have both wheels lean into the turn. The leaning caused cancels out the deformation of the tire, allowing more of the contact patch to stay in contact with the pavement.

Your car will be different, but my F10 calls for 0°-29' (-0.48°) of front camber and -1° 50' (-1.83°) of rear camber.

Those fore and aft slits adjust caster.
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