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Re: E8x Camber plate project

Post by tbt » Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:44 am

Can you PM me details too of how much and if you have some of the fast road ones available please?
I just fitted an M3 steering rack last weekend so need to get an alignment anyway.


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Re: E8x Camber plate project

Post by Tradtx » Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:48 am

Are you still selling these?

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Re: E8x Camber plate project

Post by rob180bhp » Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:50 am

tbt wrote:Can you PM me details too of how much and if you have some of the fast road ones available please?
I just fitted an M3 steering rack last weekend so need to get an alignment anyway.


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Re: E8x Camber plate project

Post by THETYRANT » Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:25 pm

Tradtx wrote:
Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:48 am
Are you still selling these?
Yes :)... im on making a few more sets now which should be done this week before I head off on holiday for a week.

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Camber plate project - http://www.babybmw.net/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=96465

Suspension Quest thread - http://www.babybmw.net/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=80208

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Re: E8x Camber plate project

Post by tbt » Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:26 am

rob180bhp wrote:
Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:50 am
tbt wrote: I just fitted an M3 steering rack last weekend so need to get an alignment anyway.
How are you enjoying the steering rack, what's you opinion on it
I love the M3 rack, and now I have M3 alloys and the steering is even nicer which I didn't think was possible
The M3 rack is a brilliant addition to the car and I think it should have come from the factory this way.
The more I drive the car the less I am aware of the increased weight in the steering. It's a very subtle change and not at all heavy, just a nice sense of weight and rack speed is perfectly suited for fast road use. If anything I would say the standard rack speed makes the car feel vague and this sharpens it up just the right amount. I measured a difference of stock rack 2.9 turns lock to lock to 2.4 after fitting the M3 one.
The car feels a lot more alive and fun to drive as you can make direction changes with less angle on the wheel and counter steer quicker to catch the back end if you want to play around with the balance of the car. For tight corners you don't need to adjust the position of your hands around the wheel which is a welcome addition and inspires confidence in pushing on in corners as you know you can dial in opp lock so much quicker and still have your hands positioned where you want to keep them.
I tweeked the toe yesterday as it was too far toed in initially. Now I've backed it off turn in feels superb.

What is the difference in feel of the steering since fitting the M3 alloys then? Are they the 18's or 19's and what offset and width?

I've just ordered some of the stage 1 camber plates off Ian, so will get an alignment done post fitting and post back with a comparison review.
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Re: E8x Camber plate project

Post by THETYRANT » Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:45 am

Off to get some more welding wire today as im out!... will get this next batch finished off asap for you guys :)

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Camber plate project - http://www.babybmw.net/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=96465

Suspension Quest thread - http://www.babybmw.net/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=80208

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Re: E8x Camber plate project

Post by AidanZ130 » Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:38 am

With coilovers and LCAs, do you think I'd comfortably get to -2 degrees (or slightly over) with the stage 1s? Or am I better off with the stage2s? Not sure I want to be running -3 degrees on the road (where the car spends most of its time) though, so would the stage 2s be adjustable to nearer -2 if the struts are pushed outwards?
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Re: E8x Camber plate project

Post by THETYRANT » Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:32 am

AidanZ130 wrote:
Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:38 am
With coilovers and LCAs, do you think I'd comfortably get to -2 degrees (or slightly over) with the stage 1s? Or am I better off with the stage2s? Not sure I want to be running -3 degrees on the road (where the car spends most of its time) though, so would the stage 2s be adjustable to nearer -2 if the struts are pushed outwards?
It depends how low you go but at what i would call sensible/proper ride heights -1.6- -1.8 is more realistic without slotting top of your strut towers to allow it slide inboard further, if your a lot lower then -2 might be possible but ive not had anyone go mega low (which increases the camber) as it can spoil handling if too low so not recommended, -1.5 to -1.8 is plenty for a road car i think hence why stage1 plates are at that level :)

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Camber plate project - http://www.babybmw.net/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=96465

Suspension Quest thread - http://www.babybmw.net/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=80208

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Re: E8x Camber plate project

Post by AidanZ130 » Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:50 am

I'll have a pair of the Stage1s then, when they're available :)
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Re: E8x Camber plate project

Post by THETYRANT » Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:41 pm

On with another batch now should be finished this weekend :)

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Camber plate project - http://www.babybmw.net/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=96465

Suspension Quest thread - http://www.babybmw.net/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=80208

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Re: E8x Camber plate project

Post by jonwilli » Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:47 pm

Can confirm these are top quality!! Bargain for the price compared to the Dinan option
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Re: E8x Camber plate project

Post by rob180bhp » Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:22 am

tbt wrote:
rob180bhp wrote:
Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:50 am
tbt wrote: I just fitted an M3 steering rack last weekend so need to get an alignment anyway.
How are you enjoying the steering rack, what's you opinion on it
I love the M3 rack, and now I have M3 alloys and the steering is even nicer which I didn't think was possible
The M3 rack is a brilliant addition to the car and I think it should have come from the factory this way.
The more I drive the car the less I am aware of the increased weight in the steering. It's a very subtle change and not at all heavy, just a nice sense of weight and rack speed is perfectly suited for fast road use. If anything I would say the standard rack speed makes the car feel vague and this sharpens it up just the right amount. I measured a difference of stock rack 2.9 turns lock to lock to 2.4 after fitting the M3 one.
The car feels a lot more alive and fun to drive as you can make direction changes with less angle on the wheel and counter steer quicker to catch the back end if you want to play around with the balance of the car. For tight corners you don't need to adjust the position of your hands around the wheel which is a welcome addition and inspires confidence in pushing on in corners as you know you can dial in opp lock so much quicker and still have your hands positioned where you want to keep them.
I tweeked the toe yesterday as it was too far toed in initially. Now I've backed it off turn in feels superb.

What is the difference in feel of the steering since fitting the M3 alloys then? Are they the 18's or 19's and what offset and width?

I've just ordered some of the stage 1 camber plates off Ian, so will get an alignment done post fitting and post back with a comparison review.
Changing to the 18s has made my steering even nicer If that's possible
Old wheels were front avant-garde m359
9x19et20 ( that included 15mm spacer)
Rear
10x19et23 (that included 15mm spacer)
Mich super sports

New rims m260
8.5x18 et 19 ( including 10mm spacer.)
9.5x18 et 13 ( including 10mm spacer)
With used stock old Bridgestones

Now I love driving again



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Re: E8x Camber plate project

Post by THETYRANT » Sat Jul 08, 2017 2:00 pm

jonwilli wrote:
Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:47 pm
Can confirm these are top quality!! Bargain for the price compared to the Dinan option
Thanks Jon glad your happy, now you just need to get them on the car :)

Got a few sets out there now has anybody got them fitted and more alignment numbers yet ? if you can give basic spec of car/suspension setup and front camber achieved it helps others see what they will give :)

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Camber plate project - http://www.babybmw.net/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=96465

Suspension Quest thread - http://www.babybmw.net/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=80208

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Re: E8x Camber plate project

Post by krisabf » Sat Jul 08, 2017 2:29 pm

Not got mine fitted yet due to one thing or another but I can confirm they are top quality and absolutely worth every penny.
E82 135i N54 - MHD stage 1+, Forge FMIC, Turbosmart Plumback diverter valves, VRSF charge pipe. M3 LCAs +TS, THETYRANT camber plates, Whiteline bush inserts, resonator delete, Dare DR X2 alloys, MB Quart QM-200.3 + Pioneer D8604 amp.

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Re: E8x Camber plate project

Post by tbt » Sat Jul 08, 2017 4:19 pm

Got mine a couple of weeks back but due to my gearbox problems I had to use the time to do a gearbox swap instead!
New gearbox has been on a week and all good so will probably fit the camber plates Friday. Will report back with pre and post camber figures.


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