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      05-08-2013, 08:23 PM   #1
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Anyone with H&R and alignment issues?

I've had the H&R springs installed for a few months now. Car drives great and haven't had any apparent issues. The car was aligned right after the install.

With the springs installed should alignment be all within BMW spec?

All my numbers are within spec EXCEPT front camber. It is slightly negative but I have yet to see any uneven wear on the fronts. Alignment guy could not figure out how to adjust front camber.

Is the front camber adjustable?

I hope the shop guys can clear this up for me as mine was the first F10 M5 suspension my shop had worked on.
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      05-08-2013, 09:10 PM   #2
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Was this done at Motorwerks?? I had mine done last week and they did my alignment immediately and it's pulling right and I have a steering vibration at 85+ MPH. I'm guessing I need to have it realigned, when I do, I will find out about the camber on the front.
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      05-08-2013, 09:22 PM   #3
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Not Motorwerks for me but I hear the've done quite a few M5's already. I don't want to call out my shop until I get more info.

I've had no issues with vibrations, pulling, or uneven wear and that's with about 2000 miles put on it since the install. I'm just concerned since front camber is out of spec and if a little negative camber is worth the concern.

I'm -1.3 on the fronts btw
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      05-09-2013, 12:07 PM   #4
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usually with springs, it is recommended to let the springs settle for a couple days to a week before getting an alignment.

OP regarding negative camber, it wont hurt you too much in our opinion. the main concern would be toe, but even on our cars as long as toe is straight we run about -2 camber all around, up to -4 for the track in the front.
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      05-09-2013, 04:25 PM   #5
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This is why i didn't bother with the springs. The car handles great, so this is a largely cosmetic upgrade. I'd rather have the suspension assembled by German BMW engineers, than Rusty Smith in bumblefuck, America.

Anyway hope it gets fixed soon.
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I will get mine tomorrow and I will use the car for 200 miles and then alignment.
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This is why i didn't bother with the springs. The car handles great, so this is a largely cosmetic upgrade. I'd rather have the suspension assembled by German BMW engineers, than Rusty Smith in bumblefuck, America.

Anyway hope it gets fixed soon.
you sound like me.
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you sound like me.
I agree with you on this one.
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All fine on this end for 2 or 3 months. Prior to my install Motorwerks asked me if I wanted any specific alignment specs and I just told them stock is fine.
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Any one knows the OEM alignment spec ?
I have H&R springs and I want to check alignment..
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I drove mine for a week then took it to BMW for alignment and everything turned out fine.
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All fine on this end for 2 or 3 months. Prior to my install Motorwerks asked me if I wanted any specific alignment specs and I just told them stock is fine.
Good to know as I will go to them when I'm ready for the install.
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      05-24-2013, 11:09 AM   #13
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Anyone know specs? Alignment shops will say everything is "fine". I'm told there is no front camber adjustments.
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