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    can any one give me some advise please, i have an e46 320d touring which i have fitted eibach springs to i also have m sport mv3 alloys with run flat bridgestones the trouble i have is the ride is a bit wollowy??? do i need sports shocks now? and will an adjustable lower wish bone be required to get the correct camber?
    thanks guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by bubbleandsqueek View Post
    can any one give me some advise please, i have an e46 320d touring which i have fitted eibach springs to i also have m sport mv3 alloys with run flat bridgestones the trouble i have is the ride is a bit wollowy??? do i need sports shocks now? and will an adjustable lower wish bone be required to get the correct camber?
    thanks guys
    Was the ride wallowy before you fitted the eibach springs?
    What is the mileage of the car?

    Uprated dampers are almost a pre requisite after fitting lowering springs because the standard dampers really cant take the pace for long!!

    I would suggest the following as a cure for the cars ills.

    1/ Buy a set of Bilstein dampers and get them fitted.

    2/ Fit uprated Powerflex poly bushes wherever possible.
    here
    http://www.powerflex.co.uk/products....3&catalog=0303

    I would say that the primaries are anti roll bar bushes, and front and rear wishbone bushes.

    I dont advise subframe poly bushes as they make for a bit of a hard wooden feeling in the ride quality.


    3/ It might be painful but I would say to bin the run flats....
    There has been a lot of members on BF who have grown to dislike them for their hard ride and they have changed to normal tyres.
    Just carry a can of tyre weld in the glovebox

    4/ Get a 4 wheel aligment done at your local competent place

    http://www.asashop.org/autoinc/dec98/mech.htm

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    Run flats are a lot heavier than standard tyres so this will accelerate wear in the dampers and bushes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bubbleandsqueek View Post
    can any one give me some advise please, i have an e46 320d touring which i have fitted eibach springs to i also have m sport mv3 alloys with run flat bridgestones the trouble i have is the ride is a bit wollowy??? do i need sports shocks now? and will an adjustable lower wish bone be required to get the correct camber?
    thanks guys
    Just wondering mate does yer touring have the air ride suspension, my e39 has and I have been told the sports suspension route is a no go-er? Yes they are wallowy at the best of times though.

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