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      02-08-2013, 01:25 AM   #1
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Camber shims and Toe

After installing camber shim washers on the front of my Z4 M coupe. I measured my camber at about -2.9 degrees (iPhone). Sounds about right. I expected since I added washers that I would have more toe-in. When I measure with my new Longacres toe plates I get about .5 degrees toe-out. Does that sound right? For some reason I thought by installing the washers I would make more toe-in.
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      02-08-2013, 02:18 AM   #2
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Yes, sounds right. More negative camber means more toe-out.

Shoot for zero toe with that much negative camber, unless you want to chew up the tires. That is tell out is nice for use on the track, but I wouldn't run it on the street.
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Sounds right. WHS
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After installing camber shim washers on the front of my Z4 M coupe. I measured my camber at about -2.9 degrees (iPhone). Sounds about right. I expected since I added washers that I would have more toe-in. When I measure with my new Longacres toe plates I get about .5 degrees toe-out. Does that sound right? For some reason I thought by installing the washers I would make more toe-in.
As the lower control arm (LCA) attaches to the bottom of the kingpin, adding the washers between the strut and the kingpin effectively causes the top of the kingpin to move inwards (intuitively you would think the bottom of the kingpin would move outwards, but this is not the case). Thus the toe-out will increase when the washers are added as the track rod end attaches to the kingpin above the LCA ball joint.
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