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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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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

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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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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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E9x M3 Parts-[Steering rack/Rear Subframe/Rear upper arms/Front LCA & Tension arms] Megan Racing toe arms. CDV delete. E46 M3 trans mounts.

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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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