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      12-22-2012, 07:12 PM   #1
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what is your stock wheel alignment settings?

i was a bit curious of how my car drove so i went to a shop to get a reading on the stock setup. To my surprise, i have negative camber on the front left and positive camber on the front right. The camber couldnt be adjusted if not modified so was wondering if this is normal
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      12-23-2012, 05:46 AM   #2
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Is this with or without driver on board?
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      12-24-2012, 08:48 AM   #3
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Pretty typical BMW...Unfortunately on the F30 the ability to change front camber is very limited. So long as your car is within spec, I wouldn't lose any sleep.

My alignment shop was able to get between .3 and .5 degrees negative camber out of the front. More than that is going to require camber plates unfortunately...
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It is not normal to have positive camber on the car. "More" positive than stock specs is fine, but not "actual" positive camber. I forgot what the exact specs were, but the front on the F30 should be about .3 negative camber. Lets say that you have .2 negative camber... then it would be "more" positive than the OEM spec, but not actually positive camber. If you can not adjust the camber to be negative, then something else is wrong with the suspension and needs to be adjusted.

When I installed my H&R Sport Springs, I eventually got it aligned and the numbers showed that my camber in the front became "more" positive than OEM specs, but was still within the tolerance of good enough. It was .2 or something. Regardless, I thought it was really strange because I figured that lowering the car would give you more negative camber.
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      12-26-2012, 10:17 PM   #6
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My shop said they couldn't move the camber and 1 wheel is on +'ve camber
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