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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Sat, Jul-29-2017, 10:31:16 PM   #1
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Default Wheel alignment help

Taking the car in for an alignment next week before I head out on a bit of a road trip. I've looked thru countless info and the more I look the more confused I get. Just wondering what the best specs would be for a strictly nice day driver car, never will be tracked. Car is lowered and I'm running 19" x 9.5" ET23 wheels with 275's on the rear and 245's up front. I'm guessing I'll have to have some camber up front to eliminate rubbing. I've looked but I'm not really sure what all the numbers mean. Is just the stock alignment specs okay with this setup or should I ask them do adjust certain specs?
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Default Wheel alignment help

Stock specs will be fine (or as close as they can come to it), though likely do to lowering you will have more camber up front. That could be adjusted out IF you have camber plates, otherwise Toe is the only adjustment up from.
In the rear there is Toe and some camber.


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Stock specs will be fine (or as close as they can come to it), though likely do to lowering you will have more camber up front. That could be adjusted out IF you have camber plates, otherwise Toe is the only adjustment up from.
In the rear there is Toe and some camber.


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On a lowered but strictly street car I aim for the minimum negative value on the F camber, which might still be more negative than specs due to the lowering. I try to get both sides the same, or as close as practical/possible, as adjustment range is limited. Stock toe in settings are fine.
I aim for the minimum neg camber spec in the rear, and stock spec rear toe in.
Tires are more forgiving of too much negative camber than they are of improper toe... don't buy into the theory of F toe out or zero F toe for 'improved turn in' on a street car, unless you like buying tires.
, but I've done a whole sh*tload of alignments.
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Thanks for the info. Taking it in tomorrow so we'll see how it.
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