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Old 10-23-2013, 10:47 PM   #21
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thats a pretty great idea i must admit! will check in when it is done, how hard is it to get the pads out and the springs so i can put the rubber hosing
Super easy! Jack up car and put on stands. Remove rear wheels. Disconnect rear shock bolt. Put OEM jack between RTA and car to loosen the spring. Then just pull spring out! Remove pad, and install rubber hosing. Put spring back. And reverse process! There are videos on youtube as well. Should take less than 30min theoretically.
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Old 10-23-2013, 10:48 PM   #22
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what size width and offset are your rims by the way?
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Old 10-23-2013, 10:48 PM   #23
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thanks for the help!
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Old 10-23-2013, 10:49 PM   #24
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what size width and offset are your rims by the way?
Fronts: 19x8.5 ET40 with 245/35 tire,
Rears: 19x9.5 ET45 with 265/30 tire.

No rubbing issues even after lowered! Still looking into some spacers... but not sure what sizes i wanna run yet.
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Old 10-23-2013, 10:52 PM   #25
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reallly? even with a 265? are those vmrs? no fender rolling?/pulling? im thinking of getting vmr vb3 19X10 et38 in the rear and 8.5 in the front
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Old 10-23-2013, 10:55 PM   #26
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reallly? even with a 265? are those vmrs? no fender rolling?/pulling? im thinking of getting vmr vb3 19X10 et38 in the rear and 8.5 in the front
Yes they are VMR VB3's. The rears are slightly rolled because of my previous setup, but these would fit without any fender modification. Hence why i wanna run a 5 or 10mm spacer in the rear.


19x10 might be hard to pull off, unless you wanna go for a stretch tire look. But do some research and find out
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Old 10-23-2013, 10:56 PM   #27
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Mine raised slightly in the rear, but it has since then settled a bit and now its SLIGHTLY lower in the rear than before the install. See thread below for measurements...

http://e46fanatics.com/forum/showthr...1007539&page=2
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Old 10-23-2013, 11:11 PM   #28
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Re: *pics* so my car sits higher in the rear after Koni/Eiback set up. any suggestion

I thought about adding those brembo caliper covers myself but wasn't sure how it would look. Not bad, would be better with slotted or slotted drilled rotors but the size of it does seem a tad bit larger than I expected. Perhaps 19s would help it look smaller
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Old 10-24-2013, 12:12 AM   #29
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yeah i got em for 13 bucks shipped on ebay so im just trying em out. i wants the vb3s in 19x10 so bad
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