Front Adjustable Camber/Caster Plates - E46 M3 - Turner Motorsport Track
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These our the Turner Camber Plates used on our Championship-winning E46 M3 race cars. These plates adjust camber and caster and have a lot of important motorsport-developed features that other camber kits do not. These were a clean-sheet design when we raced the E46 M3 for five seasons in the Grand-Am/IMSA GS class. Design Highlights -
- preserves the correct E46 M3 geometry
- separate sliding camber and caster adjustments
- maximum shock travel
- light weight
- durable materials
- large surface area
- ease of use
The Turner E46 M3 Race Camber Plates are the most advanced design on the market. These are designed specifically for the E46 M3 - no shortcuts or cookie-cutter components. We started with a fresh design to make these very user friendly and easy to install and set up. The E46 M3 front suspension has unique geometry and the strut is mounted at an angle that can put significant side loading on the strut shaft if it's not located properly. The location and angles for the main bearing were carefully engineered to allow the proper motion ratio and strut angles during adjustment. This greatly reduces bending forces on the strut itself which improves performance and longevity. By designing for one chassis we're able to focus on what works best in that application - proper fitment and operation without unnecessary adapters, easy-to-use camber and caster adjustments, and an intelligent modular design.
Another important feature of the Turner Camber Plates is the size of the upper plate. Our plates have a very large surface area to better spread strut forces through the strut tower. A smaller upper plate, like those found on competitor's kits, will localize strut forces and contribute to strut tower deformation ('strut tower mushrooming'). This is a very important feature especially as these cars get older and spend more time on the track. Deformed strut towers are a serious performance and safety concern and our camber plates are properly designed to handle the loads. The factory strut reinforcement plates are not required with our camber plates (but you can use them if you want to).
Since this design is specific to the E46 M3, we can build it with the bare minimum of adapters and extra hardware. This not only cuts down on confusion but makes it easier to assemble and operate. We use the correct-sized bearing for the 16mm strut shaft; no sleeves or bearing adapters required. Only a small stainless steel spacer and the upper spring hats from your coil over kit are all that's required to install. We also produce the upper spring plates if you need them (see Additional Items below). We have used our camber plates with most of the major strut manufacturers on the market - AST, Koni Motorsport, Moton, Ohlins, MCS, Bilstein, and KW.
There are four upper spring hat options with our Race Camber Plates:
60mm60mm I.D. coil over racing spring; select a 14mm or 16mm shock stem; select a tapered or square shock stem base
2.25"2.25" I.D. coil over racing spring; select a 14mm or 16mm shock stem; select a tapered or square shock stem base
2.50"2.50" I.D. coil over racing spring; select a 14mm or 16mm shock stem; select a tapered or square shock stem base
stockstock-sized springs; 16mm shock stem; select a tapered or square shock stem base
Click here for the full listing of E46 M3 upper spring perches. or call us directly. The price for the camber plates does not include upper spring hats.
Clickhere for more information and installation and setup instructions.
This item fits the following BMWs:
2001-2006 E46 BMW M3