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    Still a very nice looking E36 you have.

    You will absolutely love the M3 mate but be warned once you go ///M not much else will satisfy. I'm on my 4th one now. Every time I sell and buy something else it just isn't good enough, I end up going back!

    I'm getting worried aboutmy rear springs, they have raised the car by 20mm!! Should they do that? surely not. I've heard of lowering springs requiring bedding in time where they lower slightly at first then the full amount over a month or so. Not bloody raise the car 20mm, this means they have to settle a whopping 45mm!
     
     

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    I remember the last time I put springs on-they dropped quite quickly after a few days but took a further few weeks till they settled-I would check in a week or so to see how its coming along
     
     

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    thanks mate, will do. It's just that 45mm is a lot of settling. I've heard of 5, 10mm but 45mm??
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by StK View Post
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    I have the OEM M3 Bilstein suspension on mine though as Steve says though I shouldn't waste my time and should just go ahead an get an M3
    That made me sound like a right A-hole....


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    You will absolutely love the M3 mate but be warned once you go ///M not much else will satisfy. I'm on my 4th one now. Every time I sell and buy something else it just isn't good enough, I end up going back!

    I'm getting worried aboutmy rear springs, they have raised the car by 20mm!! Should they do that? surely not. I've heard of lowering springs requiring bedding in time where they lower slightly at first then the full amount over a month or so. Not bloody raise the car 20mm, this means they have to settle a whopping 45mm!
    Thats whats worrying me now Kash, No other car I can afford will be the same and I will never be happy...

    Give it a week with those springs mate, when I fitted the Eibachs to my old 325 it took a good couple of weeks before they settled, they dropped about another inch. If no better after that get in touch with Intrax.
    I would have thought that after they settle the rear arch lip should be level with the top of the tyre....
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve23002 View Post
    That made me sound like a right A-hole....
    Sorry Mate,didn't mean it that way You are right though I should get an M3 Saw a nice black one for sale.....mmmmmmm
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by StK View Post
    Sorry Mate,didn't mean it that way You are right though I should get an M3 Saw a nice black one for sale.....mmmmmmm
    Got your brain ticking over the idea now then......
     
     

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    Cheers guys. Will wait and see what happens.

    STK, you absolutely have to get an M3 mate, you'll smile every time you drive it, ear to ear.
     
     

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    Well the rears didn't settle so i got on the phone to evolve who i had bought the springs through. They were fantastic, got me to give them measurements and pics of how it sat and cc'd me into all correspondence with Intrax in Holland. They agreed that it was way too high at the back and also took into account my feedback that they were very bouncy. Intrax made some new ones and sent them out and once fitted the drop was much better and the bounciness went away totally. I think maybe a manufacturing error. They seem very simialr to the eibach height with the front maybe being a few mm higher than eibach (which i prefer actually as it doesn't catch on anything). So the drop isn't 25mm ll round but more like 18-20mm front and around 15-17mm rear. Here how it sits now













     
     

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