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Old 05-01-2013, 06:37 PM   #1
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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?
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:49 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:49 AM   #3
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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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Old 05-02-2013, 10:18 AM   #4
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+1 on checking the spring. The rear ones are known to crack.
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Old 05-03-2013, 05:55 PM   #5
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+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
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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.
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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
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Old 05-08-2013, 01:55 AM   #8
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+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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