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Old 10-20-2013, 03:46 PM   #1
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Koni/ FSD Eibach pro kit, very noticeable Rake

hello all
i installed the koni FSD Eibach Pro kit over the summer
i gave it a few months thinking they would settle but they are not
the front is alot lower than the rear, and its very noticeable
i read somewhere that this tends to happen with this kit but i cannot find the thread about it
anyone have any ideas, should i remove the spring pads?
i just do not know what to do
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Old 10-20-2013, 03:57 PM   #2
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i would like to make the rear lower to match the front
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Old 10-20-2013, 03:57 PM   #3
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Re: Koni/ FSD Eibach pro kit, very noticeable Rake

I have the same kit and had the same issue--so, I removed the upper/lower springs pads with great results. It'll make you smile. Do it.

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Old 10-20-2013, 04:20 PM   #4
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but how about metal on metal contact, wouldnt that be a bad thing.
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Old 10-20-2013, 04:28 PM   #5
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Re: Koni/ FSD Eibach pro kit, very noticeable Rake

The weight settles onto the spring and doesn't allow it to move, unless you raise the car with a jack. The pads are on there to help with any possible rattle and what not. Many have done this with no negative results and great outcomes. I also did it and I love it, absolutely no rattling and it looks awesome.

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Did you do it?

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Old 10-21-2013, 06:55 PM   #7
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Old 05-07-2014, 09:23 AM   #8
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How thick are the pads when installed? How much more drop is gained by removing the spring pads? Is there any problem with keeping the springs centered in position with the spring pads removed? Would it be possible to cut a piece of 1/16" thick polyurethane sheet, and install it in place of the spring pads? I plan to install the same springs (with Koni Yellows) soon and would love to get an even drop for my 2005 330ci with Sport Suspension. Thoughts anyone??
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How thick are the pads when installed? How much more drop is gained by removing the spring pads? Is there any problem with keeping the springs centered in position with the spring pads removed? Would it be possible to cut a piece of 1/16" thick polyurethane sheet, and install it in place of the spring pads? I plan to install the same springs (with Koni Yellows) soon and would love to get an even drop for my 2005 330ci with Sport Suspension. Thoughts anyone??
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Old 05-13-2014, 12:42 AM   #12
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niceeee, it doesnt clunk?
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