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    looks good, thanks for that
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by gbl View Post
    I am going to get some Eibach lowering springs (pro kit) for my car and somebody mention that I have Mcpherson struts, whatever they are (I know nothing about cars) will this cause an issue when I get the Eibach pro kit installed?
    Do us a favour, measure the distance from the centre of each wheel to the bottom of each wheel arch and post up the results!
    i have just measured mine again and it is as follows,
    fp= 34.8
    fd= 34.5

    rp= 34.2
    rd= 33-3
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by vauxfan View Post
    Do us a favour, measure the distance from the centre of each wheel to the bottom of each wheel arch and post up the results!
    i have just measured mine again and it is as follows,
    fp= 34.8
    fd= 34.5

    rp= 34.2
    rd= 33-3
    I have put the eiybach pro kit on and it has dropped 35mm I wish I could post some pics but my camera phone is all I have and it's crap.

    Vauxfan mine look very similar to yours but I have Bayern multi spoke 18" on mine.

    I am just wondering what to do with the old oem springs now, any ideas?
     
     

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    i have kept mine incase i have any subframe problems and need to put old 1's back on for free repair! also if i sell it, i may want my springs to either put on the new 1 or sell on! as alot of cars arn't worth as much is modified.
    Can you measure your drop on each corner for me? do it center of each wheel to bottom of each arch! how long have yours been on?
    eibach sent me an email saying my car should be 350mm front, 345 rear.
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    Mine have only been on a few days but mine has dropped 30 front and 34 back with a couple of mm difference on the passenger side.
     
     

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    I have just examined my old springs and think I have been very lucky.

    Two of them have cracks in them (both rear ones), the cracks are not too bad but would worry me if they were on my car.

    I just wonder if that was the reason the back of my car sat very high compared to my last e46
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    Anyone think this is why the car sat higher?
     
     

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    Anyone think this is why the car sat higher?
    don't know m8? mine was also high before, is your car level at the rear?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by gbl View Post
    I have just examined my old springs and think I have been very lucky.

    Two of them have cracks in them (both rear ones), the cracks are not too bad but would worry me if they were on my car.
    Are you sure it's not just the power coating that's cracked / crazed? It's like a plastic coating on the springs - they're not bare metal.
    E46 330i Touring (Sold)
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by vauxfan View Post
    don't know m8? mine was also high before, is your car level at the rear?
    Yes it's level before I couldn't reverse properly by looking out the back window because it was so high. My other e46 wasn't like that.
     
     

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