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      11-11-2012, 11:07 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Sleeper519 View Post
Sort of. I was told that the converse is true, that when it dives the rear tends to toe out, which is why we toe it in a bit to give it more stability under hard braking.
I know with my E46 that it toes out when the rear squats, assumed the same for the E9X. But I'm being told that the multilink suspension actually toes in.

I haven't looked at it enough but the toe setting on the E46 was in front of the axle. Vrs the E9X where the toe setting is changed on a link that is behind the axle. If so then I would think that it would be the opposite. Its like rear steer/front steer for the front axle. If you lengthen the tie rod for a front steer car, it toes out. Rear steer, it toes in.

I think the rear rotates nicely because of the toe in which keeps the rear end more controllable vs toeing out.

But I would like to see some more info on this.
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