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    as the thread says, i need a bit of help basically i have a set of hot tuning coilover which look great but the problem is i dont know the height of the oem springs and there are no instruction with the hot tuning springs so , can someone please tell me what is the height of the highest part of the rear arch on a E46 saloon or touring?

    or is they a better way of measuring as my springs are f@#$ed!!!!!!!!!

    please help
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by grommet View Post
    as the thread says, i need a bit of help basically i have a set of hot tuning coilover which look great but the problem is i dont know the height of the oem springs and there are no instruction with the hot tuning springs so , can someone please tell me what is the height of the highest part of the rear arch on a E46 saloon or touring?

    or is they a better way of measuring as my springs are f@#$ed!!!!!!!!!

    please help
    PM Cendrian, he just did a full coilover convertion on his E46 Compact.

    I suspect the answer is a high as you want them! adjust the rear first and then match the front to ensure the car is level back to front and side to side... Also you need to drive it before making the measurements, if you lift or drop a single corner it tends not to return rest position immediately
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by matthew_henson View Post
    Also you need to drive it before making the measurements, if you lift or drop a single corner it tends not to return rest position immediately
    You can do it by rolling the car 2 meters forward then back and a bounce on the sill will suffice. Much quicked than taking it for a driver every time
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    thanks guy and touringking i have looked at that site and trying to find my tape measure now, i think i need to raise the rear 20mm tho, this should be fun in the dark?
     
     

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