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    just lowered my car on H&R cup kit 40/15 and new top mounts all done, drove for 200 miles and parked it up on level ground and noticed that the drivers side rear sits 10mm lower than the passenger side and the front sits about 5mm ish lower measured a couple of times, is this because there something wrong with the suspension? the ride however is more comfortable with the H&R than the standard m-tech suspension also handling is 20 times better and my back doesn't hurt on long trips, and no body roll, so would recomend to anyone for comfort unless ther is a problem with the suspension, but took it to a garage and they looked over the car and said that it was all straight underneath, any help please
     
     

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    left hand side sits higher as standard to allow for the weight of the left hand drive driver. bmw didnt make the right side higher for RHD cars. basically when a fat german sits in left front seat, suspension is the same all round the car.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by 318i View Post
    left hand side sits higher as standard to allow for the weight of the left hand drive driver. bmw didnt make the right side higher for RHD cars. basically when a fat german sits in left front seat, suspension is the same all round the car.
    Correct

    H&R produce an awesome kit and it is what I use on my coupe

    If you have everything set equally then what you see is correct. The driver side as mentioned sits lower due to a manufacturing flaw on RHD cars.

    The beauty of your kit is you can actually adjust it to compensate for this

    Take a measurement from the bottom of the wheel lip (not the ground) on all four corners, then move the car about a foot and measure again and then repeat for a final time.

    Work out the measurements and re-adjust accordingly

    Do you have any pictures
     
     

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    with standard springs could you swap the drivers side rubber bits for thicker ones to get a more even look and keep the thinner ones on the passenger side without disturbing geo etc
    i saw a post recently where a company made thicker
    part number 16
     
     

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    That is also correct

    I believe Ronnie may know of the part number?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by A20 RYM View Post
    Correct

    H&R produce an awesome kit and it is what I use on my coupe

    If you have everything set equally then what you see is correct. The driver side as mentioned sits lower due to a manufacturing flaw on RHD cars.

    The beauty of your kit is you can actually adjust it to compensate for this

    Take a measurement from the bottom of the wheel lip (not the ground) on all four corners, then move the car about a foot and measure again and then repeat for a final time.

    Work out the measurements and re-adjust accordingly

    Do you have any pictures


    Thats ok then, nothing wrong witht he car or suspension, thats a relief as I bought them from germany for £400 inc P+P, Its not the coilovers though so I can't adjust it, but will ring bmw on monday and see if they do thicker spring seats or something, I'm having trouble with uploading photo's for some reason, will try again, but highly recomend this kit to anyone

    Quote Originally Posted by 318i View Post
    left hand side sits higher as standard to allow for the weight of the left hand drive driver. bmw didnt make the right side higher for RHD cars. basically when a fat german sits in left front seat, suspension is the same all round the car.


    lol I'll buy a fat german guy to sit in the car, save making any changes lol


     
     

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    funny now the suspension has evened itself up slightly now which I thought was odd the front is almost level and the back is off by 5mm, also I've just finished putting powerflex bushes allround exept for the rear trailing arms, the bolts are in there tight lol, but what a difference in steering response, a little trade off in comfort and road noise but for the results highly recomended, bloody weather though I had to drive through a 2ft flood today with new tyres, the car didn't like it much though coughed a bit after
     
     


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