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      06-14-2012, 12:53 PM   #33

Drives: 2009 135i
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: So Cal

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Originally Posted by BiscottiGelato View Post
Lately I'm noticing that there's a small tick sound times when I am turning my steering wheel. Otherwise the presence of the camber plate, aside from handling differences, is hardly discernible.

Any clue why the clicking sound? It's as if the central rod of the strut is being turned. Before with the stock hat, the hat turns fairly freely. The Ground Control Camber plates does not turn on itself as freely. Is it because of that, that the struct rod gets turned instead when I'm steering, leading to the clicking sound? Anybody notice that?

On the handling. It's definitely much better. Turn-in's easier. More cornering grip. At -1.6 up front, on an AutoX I went to this weekend. I'd say it's not enough camber up front. It can definitely use some more. That said there is no excessive shoulder wear despite aggressive AutoXing. So I say -1.6 is good for street and ok for AutoX. But you definitely want more if you want to bias the car more for AutoX than street.

Track day coming up the next Monday. I will report back if I have more thoughts then!
I had a scraping sound when turning the wheel with mine, but only sometimes. Turns out the spring hat that came with the plates was too big, and rubbing the inside of the strut tower. GC replaced those with the correct ones, and since then it's been all fine. So check your inside strut tower for any rubbing just in case that's the issue. Otherwise, something may be loose.
2009 135i, Alpine White, 6MT, M-Sport, iDrive, iPod/USB, Heated Seats, Premium Sound, BMW Assist

Last edited by cpt97m3; 06-14-2012 at 04:32 PM.