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Old 11-25-2012, 11:49 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by peytonracer4 View Post
That makes absolutely no sense. Shocks determine 0% of the ride height.
Is this happening in front or rear? More often than not the person doing the install will put the spring in a different location on the spring pad instead of the mark that's already worn in and it will make the car sit higher.
I can guarantee its not because of the shock though
Struts can absolutely alter the car's height.
The bottom plate which holds the coil spring can be higher up compared to the OE strut.

If you took the same old coil spring mounted it in the new strut, it would sit more compressed since it has less room to travel. That equals increased ride height.
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Originally Posted by mjpgolf1 View Post
The e46 M3 is by far the most boring and worst M3 that BMW has made to date.
It's amazing to me that a non M E46 is such a beautiful car but the E46 M has never done much for me.
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