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Old 11-26-2012, 02:27 AM   #1
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My Ride: 323Ci
Ride height too high

Hey all, need help

When I bought my 323ci, it had a relatively high ride height but I didn't pay much attention to it since I wasn't as familiar with the E46 chassis as I am now. When I see stock E46s on the road, they appear to be lower than mine ever was.

I upgraded to a H&R touring cup suspension several months ago and, while the car was lowered, it was still unusually high on the rear axle especially. Keep in mind I have the reinforcement plates up front which add about 3mm to the front ride height. I had a local speed shop install everything.

Today, I finally checked my spring pads to make sure they are not the 15mm "winter" pads. Sure enough, my pads are the standard 5mm variety. It's time I stopped ignoring this.

What could be causing my car to ride so high, both before and after the cupkit install?
How does one mess up suspension installation so that it increases the ride height?

Sabine, sit your ass down!

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After the cupkit install (as she sits now):


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