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Old 02-25-2018, 10:17 AM   #1
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e30 N3 with e36 M3 front suspension swap.


I know this subject has come up a lot and in all my reading it seems what I have done is correct but the outcome is not what I expected.

I have KW e36 M Coils, e30 Camber plates, Z3M Spindels and LCAs installed but my wheels are still thrusted toward the rear of the car. I have checked all my part numbers and from my reading they care correct. Are the Z3M LCAs not the same as the 96+ e36 M3s? This is the only thing I can think of that could be wrong.

Any insight?

Thanks a mill for the time.
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Old 02-25-2018, 03:23 PM   #2
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The Z3M shares the same control arms as the 96-99 M3, so you should have the correct parts. Even with use of the offset control arm bushings, the e36 M3 5-lug doesn't seem to achieve the same wheel placement as the e30 stock suspension when compared side by side (both e30 4-lug and e30 M3 5-lug).

Some people go as far as to use aftermarket adjustable control arms, or custom control arm bushings to add even more caster, but the e36 5-lug can be tricky to setup.
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Old 04-29-2018, 08:10 PM   #3
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Treehouse-style control arm mounts should give you the additional caster needed to center your wheels
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Old 05-11-2018, 08:35 AM   #4
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He doesnt even mention what CAB hes using
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Old 05-11-2018, 08:40 AM   #5
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e30 M3's have the front wheel opening pushed forward compared to regular e30's as well, so what centers a wheel on a regular e30 won't work as well on an m3. I've had to use the 96+ e36 arms on an m3 with just lowered suspension to prevent rubbing with larger tires.
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