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      02-02-2023, 04:42 PM   #22639
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I’d have to know more about the specific bearing. In my case, I used a PTFE line rod end which is holding up much better than the Teflon lined BW ends.
Teflon is just DuPont’s trade name for PTFE but yeah, there are different quality rod ends out there.

McMaster or Fastenal higher end stuff is definitely the way to go. Too much counterfeit crap out there.

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You say that, but I hear envy (or is it lust?).
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You say that, but I hear envy (or is it lust?).

letís be real, snap on is the devil lmao
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Was doing spark plugs today and just giving a look over the camber plates and I noticed that the driver side appears to be at full negative but the passenger side does not. I didnít adjust anything, so I donít know for sure, just basing this on the relative position of the strut top nut/visual. But this is new to me so I just wanted to post a picture and see if anything looks obviously out of check. Look okay?
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I should add that I did get an alignment and the numbers checked out, but the visual is just throwing me for a loop.
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I should add that I did get an alignment and the numbers checked out, but the visual is just throwing me for a loop.
Even brand new cars arenít truly square so I would not worry. If the alignment from trusted shop are per your spec Iím sure itís fine. For the visual youíll likely need want confirmed level surface upon which you could measure camber with your phone.
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I had that happen to me with ground control plates a few months back. Original positions of the pins was 2/3 inward with -3.5 camber.

After a track event involving a spin, I noticed both plates fully inward. Went for an alignment and both sides were -4.2 camber, and had them realigned back to -3.5.

Asked Bimmerworld what could have caused it and they said the spin was most likely. I also experienced significant wheel vibration due to the loss of wheel weights that event, and that may have perhaps contributed to the issue as well.
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Iím going through the same thing with my height adjustment. Passenger front is 5mm higher on the strut just to get to the same height on both sides.
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I should add that I did get an alignment and the numbers checked out, but the visual is just throwing me for a loop.
Your alignment shops laser calibration is whack, go somewhere else. Another reason for string, toe & settling method. Takes longer but as accurate as it'll get.
If it was really a spin, your torque seal on the top mount studs should have broken loose imo. Yet there is no sign of that.
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Pop the strut bar mounts off and verify the studs are in the same position (in their respective slots). Alignment shops many times won’t check if they are even before adjusting your camber plates.
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Your alignment shops laser calibration is whack, go somewhere else. Another reason for string, toe & settling method. Takes longer but as accurate as it'll get.
If it was really a spin, your torque seal on the top mount studs should have broken loose imo. Yet there is no sign of that.
The torque seal was broken; I did check that. What you see in the photo is after I cleaned them off and re-sealed. Iíll check with a string but the shop that did it said he noticed it too and assured me it is even.
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Pop the strut bar mounts off and verify the pins are in the same position. Alignment shops many times wonít check if the pins are even before adjusting your camber plates.
What are the pins your referencing? Curious if that has anything to do with my slight height difference.
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What are the pins your referencing? Curious if that has anything to do with my slight height difference.
Shit, not the pins, the three studs of the top mount. Check whether each top mount has its studs pushed inboard fully or not.

Iíll edit my post above.
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What are the pins your referencing? Curious if that has anything to do with my slight height difference.
The threaded studs on the damper top hat/camber plate.
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