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daveion2002 05-01-2013 06:37 PM

Spring or shock absorber problem?
 
So the right side of my rear wheel rubs like crazy when i go over dips, leave driveways, and hit larger bumps in the road. The Left is totally fine and is at the same height as my right. My question is: Do you guys think the spring or the shock is bad?

HELLBOUND 05-01-2013 06:49 PM

First thing which would come to mind is the shock is blown and has no damping. If the spring where bad and or broken this would change ride height I would think.

daveion2002 05-02-2013 09:49 AM

Spring or shock absorber problem?
 
Alright sounds fair enough that's what the people I bought the shocks from so I was just getting second opinions before buying a new one


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Solidjake 05-02-2013 10:18 AM

+1 on checking the spring. The rear ones are known to crack.

daveion2002 05-03-2013 05:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Solidjake (Post 15391275)
+1 on checking the spring. The rear ones are known to crack.

They are actually aftermarket coil springs and shock absorbers. They look okay no rust or cracking. You're right about the oem cracked the originals were totally snapped when i replaced them

HELLBOUND 05-03-2013 08:19 PM

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Originally Posted by daveion2002 (Post 15395523)
They are actually aftermarket coil springs and shock absorbers. They look okay no rust or cracking. You're right about the oem cracked the originals were totally snapped when i replaced them

By this reply it seem like a brand new suspension is in place, so it could be something else. Kind of wondering if the battery location being just behind the rear right wheel well and with that extra weight there could be some effect.

daveion2002 05-04-2013 11:53 AM

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Originally Posted by HELLBOUND (Post 15395855)
By this reply it seem like a brand new suspension is in place, so it could be something else. Kind of wondering if the battery location being just behind the rear right wheel well and with that extra weight there could be some effect.

Yeah they are about 3 months old. I dont think its the battery though. I had my girl and her friend sit on top of each other on the good side and i could not get that one to rub. they weigh about 100 each

Drew@Swift Motorworks 05-08-2013 01:55 AM

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Originally Posted by Solidjake (Post 15391275)
+1 on checking the spring. The rear ones are known to crack.

I can't fathom how you guys manage to live in a place with that dreadful season the call winter. Out here in California I've never even seen a remotely rusty spring on an e46.

Op can you pin point where you're rubbing? Is it in fact on the fender? It could be rubbing on something like the stud for the bumper clips. Iirc there are slight differences in the left and right wheel wells


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