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    I suppose there's not many threads in relation to highering the front end on an E46! Anyway, I've lowered mine all round with new struts and springs but it is too low! I'd like to higher it around 20mm or so. I've highered the rear with the extra thick 14.5mm spring pads you can get from BMW though BMW don't supply extra thick spring pads for the front. Besides buying a large quantity of front rubber spring pads to stack on top of each other (which may not work anyway) anyone got any ideas on how I can higher the front end? Thanks.
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    Anybody assist the OP here ?
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    Hmm, bit of a tough one this, how much have you lowered it? You could go back to original springs or another brand that might raise the car to the height you want. I'd be carefull of there being too much of a difference in height too, could cause stability issues at speed.
    Why did you use the spring pads at the back? You could remove these as well, I'm using Eibach springs which lower the car about 25-30mm, in this weather i'm struggling a bit if the snow is any deeper than about 4 inches, the front is a bit like a plough and it just stops me dead!

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    only safe way to do it is to put different springs on
    what i've felt,what i've known
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    Yep. I was thinking of putting the original springs on the shortened front shocks but then I'd have stiff sports springs on the back with normal springs on the front which may not be ideal handling wise. I'll find a way!
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    The only real way to do it is to get some longer springs. Bit of a ball ache though..
    Have you though about coilovers? You could have as high/low as you wanted then.
     
     

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    Was going to buy coilovers originally but the highest setting was still too low for me at a 40mm drop on the front. Going to put the original springs back on but with my shorter shocks and see the outcome. Thanks anyway.
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