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Old 07-01-2010, 04:34 PM   #1
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Default H&R Sport Springs or Race Springs?

I just bought Bilstein Sport shocks and I don't know if I want the H&R Sports or Race springs. I am a monthly autocrosser and I live in MA. If i get the race springs will I have too much camber?
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I have that same setup, my rear alignment is pretty messed up, cambers not terrible but I do have quite a bit of toe-in on the back, no problems with it so far but it will wear tires prematurely
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Sorry it took so long for me to respond... 4th weekend. I'm thinking i'm going to get that set up, is there anything i can do about the camber or toe? Or do i just have to live with it?
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There are offset bushings and a kit to put adjustable mounts on the rear subframe. You have to cut up the subframe to do the latter.
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Really? Thank you I will look those up. Are you talking about rear trailing arm offsets? I have offsets up front and i didn't know that they made them for the rear.
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Really? Thank you I will look those up. Are you talking about rear trailing arm offsets? I have offsets up front and i didn't know that they made them for the rear.
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You'll have a lot more neg camber in the rear with the race springs than with the sports. e30tech.com has a whole forum dedicated to the rear suspension on our cars and there are a few detailed installs on there of the weld on alignment adjusters.

I remember reading that one of the two, toe or camber, couldn't be adjusted all that much with the weld on kit.

Also, I don't recommend bilsteins on our tis, they don't seem to be valved properly and if I could I'd go with Koni adjustables. TC Kline has a koni street kit that is pretty fairly priced.
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Thank you for the advice spidertri, that helped a lot!
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