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    Having some spare cash i bought an eibach pro kit for the bimmer! As i always thought it sat a little high on the front end,the springs claim a drop of 30mm on the front, and 20mm on the rear, so i took a measurement from the center of the wheel to the bottom of the wheel arch, front = 36.6 cm
    rear = 34.8cm, and after fitting the eibachs the front was 34.7 and rear 34.6!, so that means the front has dropped 19mm and the rear has dropped---well nothing! the most apparent thing though, was the springs were shorter, the rears were beefier, but the ride is still as it felt before,,which is a good thing for me!
    Any way, i was going to do a how to, but if you saw the thread the other day i had some bad luck, and doing a how to suddenly went to the back of the list!
     
     

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    Ok, been out for a drive and just returnedhome, went over some speed bumps and on a long straight, through a good few corners in for good measure!
    So rechecked the heights, front is now 34.2 drop of 24mm over originals, rears now 33.5 wich is now 13mm lower than original. ride is still smooth as well!
     
     

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    Glad you are happy...
    Where are the pictures though...

    It will take a while for the springs to settle mate. A few weeks worth of use and they should bed down nicely...
     
     

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    here are a few pics, not from side though, as i took them to show the under bumper wind deflectors i have just suttely painted


     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve23002 View Post
    Glad you are happy...
    Where are the pictures though...

    It will take a while for the springs to settle mate. A few weeks worth of use and they should bed down nicely...
    thats correct.. when i lowered mine 60mm it still sat fairly high for about a few hundred miles or so.. however i was avoiding all speed bumps as i was worried it might catch, and i never pushed it at the time either due to an intermittent engine fault..
     
     

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    funniest thing is though, when the car had standard set up, it was slightly lower at drivers side, noww i have put on new springs, it is still slightly lower drivers side
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by vauxfan View Post
    funniest thing is though, when the car had standard set up, it was slightly lower at drivers side, noww i have put on new springs, it is still slightly lower drivers side
    mine too.. Its always been slightly lower exactly as you describe, ever since i bought it.. I wonder what it could be, well i know mine been in a shunt at some point in its life as there were loads of little tell tale signs when i first bought the car, like the rear offside door not being lined up correctly etc etc..

    Maybe that affected it somehow..
     
     

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    Design fault-BMW designed the cars like this so when in germany the driver sits in the car it balances out but didn't convert it for right hand drive cars so it sits lower on the drivers side
     
     

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    you can obtain a thicker rubber spring mount for the offending side to even things up
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by StK View Post
    you can obtain a thicker rubber spring mount for the offending side to even things up
    wikid. do you have a part number for this?
    or can you guide me on where i can get this part from?

    thanks!
     
     

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