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  1. E46 318i Bump stops after fitting Eibach Pro Kit Springs 
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    Hi All,

    I was having a look at my suspension at the weekend, doing a quick once over etc. I have noticed that with the pro kit springs fitted, the bump stops are only about 10mm away from the shock top once the car is dropped and settled.

    I was wondering if aswel as fitting the lowering springs you should also change the bump stops

    I have done a fait bit of searching on the net to try and find an answer as there are so many of us running lowering springs etc. However the only answer I could find close was to do with the standard setup on the E60 M3. And that BMW have designed the bumpstops as an active part in the suspension setup! They did it so they could run softer springs for road use, (only 0.5" of travel before bumpsops are in use). And with 4 people in the car they are sat on the bumpstops anyway!!!

    Does anyone have any idea of how the E46 suspension compares with this?
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    With Eibach springs you should fit the bump stops from a Sport/M-Sport, as they're shorter. Or you could do what I did - instead of taking it all to bits again, get a stanley knife in there & cut about 2cm off the bump stop. Job done
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    That's brilliant mate, just the answer I was after!!! Thanks
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