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Old 10-09-2012, 02:29 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Bayerische E46 View Post
Don't bother changing the springs as the KW shocks are made to work with the KW spring "rate." Get yourself some wheel spacers (with either extended wheel bolts or upgrade to studs) and you'll solve the problem. It's much cheaper and tons faster.
Depending on the wheel size, that might not work actually. Seeing that the OP has an M3, he's probably running something around a 18x10 I would imagine, probably a low offset. A spacer would do the trick, but to make up for how much wheel is sticking past the fender, you'll need to add camber, and then we're back to square one. Adding in a linear spring will help, and I've had multiple customers change to swift springs to avoid clearance issues on KW's due to their beehive shaped spring.

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