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      08-13-2019, 10:45 AM   #1
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Using "Camber Correction" Hubs?

Hello BMW Experts!

Has anyone put in these correction hubs to get a little front camber, instead of using the F80 LCA?

- I imagine the hubs come with wheel bearings. True?
- Why do the hubs have different names, ie: "Carrier" (stock), "Pivot Bearing" (correction, left), "Swivel Bearing" (correction, right)?

https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/sho...diagId=31_0956

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https://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh...1090804&page=8
I just posted this in another thread last night. Looks like one guy polo08816 did do it but I don't know if he's still active on the forum.
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Thanks Jvac,

I'm in that thread; looks good.

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Could you put this plus the silentblock super pro or powerflex? How much camber would we earn?
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Hello BMW Experts!

Has anyone put in these correction hubs to get a little front camber, instead of using the F80 LCA?

- I imagine the hubs come with wheel bearings. True?
- Why do the hubs have different names, ie: "Carrier" (stock), "Pivot Bearing" (correction, left), "Swivel Bearing" (correction, right)?

https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/sho...diagId=31_0956

TIA! Murf
I have both the F80 LCAs and the camber correction hubs on my F30 335i RWD.

The hubs do not come with wheel bearings but if you have some decent mileage on your original bears it might not be a bad time just to replace it while you're in there.

As for the different names, just make sure it says "-30min" so you'll get more negative camber.

One thing to keep in mind about camber correction hubs is that it will change the angle of the wheel in relation to the strut so the inner edge of the tire will be slightly closer to the strut. Camber plates don't change that relative angle, however, camber plates aren't as good for daily driving compared to camber correction hubs.
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Thanks Polo,

I appreciate the feedback.
Yes, with the bearings coming in that big hub assembly, maybe my old bearings can be used. I was thinking hammer out the bearing, then the race....
New hub/bearings are ~$100. - $200. ea.
Did you do the work yourself?

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Thanks Polo,

I appreciate the feedback.
Yes, with the bearings coming in that big hub assembly, maybe my old bearings can be used. I was thinking hammer out the bearing, then the race....
New hub/bearings are ~$100. - $200. ea.
Did you do the work yourself?

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I did the work myself.

I didn't bother to separate the old bearings from the old hub assembly. But it basically bolts to the hub assembly. An air chisel should be able to separate that pretty quickly.
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I went the camber plate route on my daily driven M240i no issues drives 70 miles every day. That being said I would highly recommend you put in new bearings, not worth the little bit of $$$ saved to have to redo it if you experience bearing failure.
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I did the work myself.

I didn't bother to separate the old bearings from the old hub assembly. But it basically bolts to the hub assembly. An air chisel should be able to separate that pretty quickly.
So new bearings for you?

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I wonder why BMW makes camber correction hubs that induce additional positive camber? Along with the correction hubs, -30 min, there are ones offered for +30 min. Weird.........would it be for cars that are lowered big time?
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So new bearings for you?

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Yes, new bearings for me.

https://www.fcpeuro.com/BMW-parts/33...&b=5&d=3584&v=

I could have sworn that I used SKF bearings when I did mine because they were substantially less expensive than BMW bearings, but that doesn't seem to be the case right now.

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I wonder why BMW makes camber correction hubs that induce additional positive camber? Along with the correction hubs, -30 min, there are ones offered for +30 min. Weird.........would it be for cars that are lowered big time?
Perhaps for the weirdos that want to install an aftermarket offroad lift kit on their BMWs. No idea.
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Furious Method found these Meyle hubs for $106. ea:

https://www.oembimmerparts.com/Searc...ch=31206876840

The correction carriers look to be over $275. ea.

Add a groovy bushing or two....

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Perhaps for the weirdos that want to install an aftermarket offroad lift kit on their BMWs. No idea.
They're for the folks in collision repair who have bent subframe mounting points to deal with but the insurance company wouldn't pay out to pull the motor to fix it at the source.
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I have both the F80 LCAs and the camber correction hubs on my F30 335i RWD.

The hubs do not come with wheel bearings but if you have some decent mileage on your original bears it might not be a bad time just to replace it while you're in there.

As for the different names, just make sure it says "-30min" so you'll get more negative camber.

One thing to keep in mind about camber correction hubs is that it will change the angle of the wheel in relation to the strut so the inner edge of the tire will be slightly closer to the strut. Camber plates don't change that relative angle, however, camber plates aren't as good for daily driving compared to camber correction hubs.
How much effort is this DIY? It looks like alot.
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How much effort is this DIY? It looks like alot.
It's not too bad. If you've done the suspension before, you can easily do this.
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It's not too bad. If you've done the suspension before, you can easily do this.
Would I need to mess with the springs and struts like compress them?
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Would I need to mess with the springs and struts like compress them?
No.
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