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Hi guys,

Does anyone know where I can get my camber adjusted? 

Or does anyone has the camber adjusting kit by any chance?

I need it for my front wheels. 

I could really make use of it. :D XD

Cheers guys.

 

 

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So what car is it for? If you are doing it for track days or street performance. If you are doing it for the Stance look then this may not be place where you get much support.  

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You can buy camber plates, or possibly get a small camber gain at a wheel alignment specialist.

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E65..street performance and stance i guess.. I looked online, buh fingers crossed someone has a camber kit... it is much easier doing it yourself than going to a specialist really if you have the toolkit. 

 

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yah i was thinking of going to a specialist, buh i dought most specialists carry bmw camber adjustment kits.. buh yah ill have to see a few places and see what i can gain..

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buh yah without the front cambers the car slides like crazzy when taking corners... 

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You are expecting to improve cornering ability with a camber kit? Are you sure camber's the issue there? Those are big heavy cars made for comfort, they aren't going to be the best at cornering.
What tyres are on it? 

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If you get adjustable camber plates you'll need a cert and that makes it an entirely different proposition.

You might get enough with camber shims.

You're going to need an alignment after any adjustments so you're going to need to take it to a proper shop anyway.

Talk to the guys at Autolign in Mt Wellington, they'll tell you what you can and can't do and will set you right.

 

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7 hours ago, ArabMonkeys said:

buh yah without the front cambers the car slides like crazzy when taking corners... 

car slides like crazy taking corners, so I'll use mechanical aids to change the suspension setup that took specialist engineers millions to develop?
Start at the start;

  • how are the tyres (condition), are they good quality,
  • how is the alignment,
  • are there worn steering and or suspension components,
  • are your pressures within the recommended pressure ranges,
  • how are the shock absorbers?  
  • Is the dynamic drive system funtioning correctly?  
  • How are you driving it?  
  • What's happening for you to provoke 'car slides like crazy'?


My spidey senses tell me we're only getting part for of the story here.

7ers are usually excellent handlers, not at all what one would expect from a large luxury car, and given half a chance they'll get around a corner very smartly thank you
 

okay his lines are a bit naff and he's not actually going that fast, but his e65 745i is negotiating The Nurburgring without sliding out...

 

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On 10/1/2018 at 12:34 PM, Matth5 said:

You are expecting to improve cornering ability with a camber kit? Are you sure camber's the issue there? Those are big heavy cars made for comfort, they aren't going to be the best at cornering.
What tyres are on it? 

should really be driven in. Not much comfort while driving. although you are right.. it is heavy... just standard tires.. not too big of a deal.. I just need more road holdingness.. if that is a word. 

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On 10/1/2018 at 3:38 PM, M3AN said:

If you get adjustable camber plates you'll need a cert and that makes it an entirely different proposition.

You might get enough with camber shims.

You're going to need an alignment after any adjustments so you're going to need to take it to a proper shop anyway.

Talk to the guys at Autolign in Mt Wellington, they'll tell you what you can and can't do and will set you right.

 

wow.. camber shims look hella complicated dude.. nah not touching those... i think your advise on taking to a proper dude should do the trick... now gotta find a time.. they always busy.. 

 

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On 10/1/2018 at 6:11 PM, Olaf said:

car slides like crazy taking corners, so I'll use mechanical aids to change the suspension setup that took specialist engineers millions to develop?
Start at the start;

  • how are the tyres (condition), are they good quality,
  • how is the alignment,
  • are there worn steering and or suspension components,
  • are your pressures within the recommended pressure ranges,
  • how are the shock absorbers?  
  • Is the dynamic drive system funtioning correctly?  
  • How are you driving it?  
  • What's happening for you to provoke 'car slides like crazy'?


My spidey senses tell me we're only getting part for of the story here.

7ers are usually excellent handlers, not at all what one would expect from a large luxury car, and given half a chance they'll get around a corner very smartly thank you
 

okay his lines are a bit naff and he's not actually going that fast, but his e65 745i is negotiating The Nurburgring without sliding out...

 

speechless.. but I would rather add that those cars are not meant to be track cars for obvious reasoning.... The car on the video is simply more road holding than mine. Widder tires, probably third-party lowering kit as well as proper camber setup to go with the traction... see how the weight distribution swings when taking corners.. its insane.. its like driving a water tank... water splashing left and right and so does the g-force.. i can't lie, i do not use it as a passenger vehicle by all means.... meh.. can't complain.... but on the track, i could do some more road holding as the front is very heavy when taking corners... a little gravel, regardless of the thread of the tires, it spins out..  

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You still havnt stated what tyres you have

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29 minutes ago, ArabMonkeys said:

wow.. camber shims look hella complicated dude.. nah not touching those...

Wut?

A shim is easier to install than a washer is on a bolt. Yes, I mean a washer on a bolt.

I think you've misunderstood.

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One thing I learned driving heavy cars is that they seem even more reliant on good tyres. I recently drove an HSV GTR and I was not expection it to handles as well as it did, the owner was adamant that his old GTR on lesser tyres was an absolute death trap.

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9 hours ago, ArabMonkeys said:

should really be driven in. Not much comfort while driving. although you are right.. it is heavy... just standard tires.. not too big of a deal.. I just need more road holdingness.. if that is a word. 

"Standard tyres" doesn't really answer the question. 
Even in stock form this car should not be "sliding like crazy" or "spinning out on gravel", although even there these are very vague descriptions and I still don't see how you've come to the conclusion that adding more camber than BMW specs is the magical fix. Your answer as very vague and I feel like you've gotten stuck on camber because you read or heard somewhere that someone else made their car handle better with more camber. 

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On 10/3/2018 at 11:05 PM, ArabMonkeys said:

speechless.. but I would rather add that those cars are not meant to be track cars for obvious reasoning.... The car on the video is simply more road holding than mine. Widder tires, probably third-party lowering kit as well as proper camber setup to go with the traction... 

the car in the video is clearly a bog-stock 745i.  it doesn't have "Widder tires" (whatever brand that is 🙄), nor a third-part lowering kit, nor "proper camber kit".

please, answer the questions:

  • how are the tyres (condition), are they good quality,
  • how is the alignment,
  • are there worn steering and or suspension components,
  • are your pressures within the recommended pressure ranges,
  • how are the shock absorbers?  
  • Is the dynamic drive system funtioning correctly?  
  • How are you driving it?  
  • What's happening for you to provoke 'car slides like crazy'?

there's a great deal of collective expertise that you can access - if you engage in a conversation.  Would you like some assistance, or do you prefer to make vague incoherent statements?

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