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    I am thinking about getting the Eiback pro kit for my e46 323ci coupe apparently they lower the car by 25mm on the front and 10mm on the back.

    I have 18" wheels on my car and don't want any rubbing. Is there anything I should consider before putting them on?
     
     

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    With the stated drop you should be more than fine

    Usually rubbing can be experienced when the drop is around or exceeds 40mm. Normally just the rear that causes the issue unless using after market alloys with an offset that is not 100% suited to the vehicle
     
     

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    bear in mind the sports are what 15mm lower as standard than a SE and they dont rub
     
     

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    Thanks for the reply guys, is there a way without using a tape measure to see how much gap I have? I ask this because the gap between the front arches and tyres isn't that much and on the back right theres about two fingers worth between the drivers rear wheel and arch and on the passenger side four fingers worth, so there's a 10mm difference between both wheels at the back. I know the passenger side rear always has a bit of difference but mine seems quite big for some reason.
     
     

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    Why do you not want to use a tape measure?

    I always take measurements from the bottom of the wheel lip to the arch, not the floor
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by A20 RYM View Post
    Why do you not want to use a tape measure?

    I always take measurements from the bottom of the wheel lip to the arch, not the floor
    I was just wondering if there was some more accurate way to do it, I will try it with the tape measure.
     
     

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    Maybe a vernier gauge would work. Used in engineering

    Would have to be a massive one to go from the bottom of the wheel to the arch

    They measure to the thou, won't get much more accurate than that although you will probably find you'll have to accurately measure the tread depth etc too

     
     

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    I measured it looks like I could go lower than the stated drop with these springs but I am not going to.

    Just need to figure out why my asc light doesn't flicker when I loose traction although asc is working and the light comes on when I start the car then goes of again
     
     

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    Will a dealer say anything about the car when I have it in for it's MOT or anything if I get these springs?
     
     

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    There shouldnt be a problem as long as the car is out of warranty mate
     
     

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