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Old 08-08-2006, 05:32 PM   #1
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I have a really bad camber on my car. I am about to buy some new tires but I dont want just the inside of the tire to wear out. I am running 17" Alpinas ET46 and H&R race springs. So this might be a stupid question but should I get a camber kit or spacers?


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either flip the tires more often on the rears when wear starts to show to maximize tire life...

or get a camber kit(better option).
spacers will just make your rear track look wider... which isnt always a bad thing.
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I have the same problem... Mostly cause of the lowering... My rear tyres will never go more than 30.000 km.
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I have a really bad camber on my car. I am about to buy some new tires but I dont want just the inside of the tire to wear out. I am running 17" Alpinas ET46 and H&R race springs. So this might be a stupid question but should I get a camber kit or spacers?


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Enjoy the extra traction and leave it alone, that's what I do!

A camber kit will fix it, but it'll be expensive ($500+ w/o installation).
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I have a Billstein PSS-9 setup and have a question for anyone else with the same setup. I have been told my rear height is too high, and is probably adversly affecting my handling. I have always felt the height is not as low as it should be but according to the settings specs received with the kit, I'm at max rear now. This doesn't look right to me as I've seen many other lowered 318ti BMWs that have the rear lower. Are they only able to get this using other brand kits? Are the Billstein settings based upon shock travel? If anyone is using the PSS-9 setup made for a 318ti, could you take a look at my gallery, or look at the July 06 calendar and tell me if you see something amiss? I would like it lower, I am totally satisfied with the front setting and leave it there even for the street. I even leave the front shock set to #4 all the time but adjust the rears from 6 to 3 or 2 for the track. Any input from experienced owners of Billstein coilovers would be so greatfully appreciated.
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