2003 E46 316ti compact - Rear Coilovers Finally Fitted!!

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  1. 2003 E46 316ti compact - Rear Coilovers Finally Fitted!! 
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    Hey guys,

    Been busy this morning!

    Set to work fitting the coilovers took about 2 hours to do the whole thing.. was pretty simple really!



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    Fitted new top mounts and z3 reinforcers...
















    Question is guys, When installing the rear spring it says to use the spring pad from the top at the bottom which all made sense but the spring pad that goes on top wont fit in that adjuster? The pics kind of explain...

    Is this how its ment to be? Just left out as below?




















    Hope you like! I think it looks saweet! Not wanting to go any lower as i use it everyday for work and have passengers and live in the highlands so its not practical...

    Going to bring the front down like 40 mm though get some nose down stance!
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    Looks sweet. I've noticed that on my 323i the front is much higher than the rear so going for coilovers to drop the front much more.

    Nice wheels!
     
     

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    Looks good mate - if I was 100% sure I was keeping mine, it would be getting lowered as well. I never thought it looked that bad until I joined this forum, and realised that the front looks like a tractor its so high with such a large gap between the wheel and the arch.

    Looking forward to seeing some pics with the front lowered as well.
     
     

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    Thanks guys! I have done my front sam... just not low enough yet...
     
     

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    needs to go lower!!!
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    no sugar turkish, im sweet enough
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    ummm...spring pad on top needs to go on bottom?
    therefore bottom pad has to be fitted on top? (presumably?)...where were your instructions from? Edwin?
    what i've felt,what i've known
    never shined through in what i've shown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 328mark View Post
    ummm...spring pad on top needs to go on bottom?
    therefore bottom pad has to be fitted on top? (presumably?)...where were your instructions from? Edwin?
    Yeah from edwin... it diesnt mention the one that was on the bottom to go on the top... it wont fit onto the adjuster but it has rubber on the adjuster.....
     
     

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    oh thats ok then lol.
    as long as it doesn't drop out on full extension
    so, it looks the dogs...are you happy with it? ride is good?
    what i've felt,what i've known
    never shined through in what i've shown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 328mark View Post
    oh thats ok then lol.
    as long as it doesn't drop out on full extension
    so, it looks the dogs...are you happy with it? ride is good?
    Nah it aint movin!

    Yeah im a happy man... ride isnt tooooo bad.... lol
     
     

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    Looks sweet! Same as I've fitted mine, as you said the rubber won't fit and the adjuster thingymajig has its own rubber bit!
     
     

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