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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
Total Produced: 71,212 - Years Produced: 1992 to 1999


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Old Sun, Feb-10-2019, 12:17:48 AM   #1
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Default Stock 95 alignment specs?

Does anyone know the stock specs for a 95? The bentley manual didnít mention anything and not sure if the package on m3 (i.e lux, auto, manual) would have impacted the specs
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Old Sun, Feb-10-2019, 01:35:50 PM   #2
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Default Re: Stock 95 alignment specs?

Weeeeellllll...

Depends on what you are trying to accomplish.

In stock form, front camber and caster are not ajustable, just the front toe.

In the rear you can adjust camber and toe.

If you want decent tire life, and reasonable street handling,

go with close to zero toe in front, (erring on toe in)

Something like -1 to -2 degrees of rear camber, and again close to zero toe.


If you are tracking the car... say-3 degrees camber in front, zero toe, -6 to -8 caster

-2.5 or so rear camber, and just a touch of toe in in the rear..

Of course that will be dependant on what springs and shocks you have, tire width and compound... Your mileage may vary...

Oh and the alignment spec are most def in the Bentley.
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Default Re: Stock 95 alignment specs?

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Weeeeellllll...

Depends on what you are trying to accomplish.

In stock form, front camber and caster are not ajustable, just the front toe.

In the rear you can adjust camber and toe.

If you want decent tire life, and reasonable street handling,

go with close to zero toe in front, (erring on toe in)

Something like -1 to -2 degrees of rear camber, and again close to zero toe.


If you are tracking the car... say-3 degrees camber in front, zero toe, -6 to -8 caster

-2.5 or so rear camber, and just a touch of toe in in the rear..

Of course that will be dependant on what springs and shocks you have, tire width and compound... Your mileage may vary...

Oh and the alignment spec are most def in the Bentley.
not looking to track the car. just trying to keep it stock and purist since the suspension I overhauld was all oem stuff.

I take it BMW themselves didn't issue stock specs either?
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Default Re: Stock 95 alignment specs?

Best I could find.
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Old Sun, Feb-10-2019, 11:15:45 PM   #5
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Default Re: Stock 95 alignment specs?

Of course they did, and it’s in the Bentley.
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Default Re: Stock 95 alignment specs?

Even for the road you'll benefit from some additional camber at the front. Assuming you don't have camber plates then just use a longer bottom bolt and some shims - any alignment shop worth their salt will be able to advise you and do that for you. It won't be stock but it will be better.
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Default Re: Stock 95 alignment specs?

Agree with everything above, although I would suggest zero toe all around for a street car. I even run zero toe on my car which I track (although it's not a "track car" specifically)
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