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The E46 XI was produced from 01-05 in sedan and touring body styles. Powered by either a 2.5L inline 6 in the 325xi or a 3.0L inline 6 330xi. Discuss all thing about BMW AWD E46 'Xi' here.

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Old 05-14-2010, 11:22 PM   #1
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Req help from XI/XIT owners with aftermarket suspensions.

Could XI/XIT owners with aftermarket suspension let me know (or take a pitcure showing) how much travel they have between the top of their front strut bumpstop and their upper spring mount?

Also what strut/spring combo you have (i.e. Bilstein/H&R, Koni/Eibach, etc.)?

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Old 05-28-2010, 10:22 PM   #2
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Bump...any help out there?
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Old 05-28-2010, 11:38 PM   #3
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i dont recall but my bumopstops are cut .75 inch shorter, im on h&r sport with stock shocks btw...not sure if that will help...

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Old 05-29-2010, 08:32 AM   #4
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I never thought cutting my bump stops shorter before i did the install to myself

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Old 05-29-2010, 09:08 AM   #5
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Well i'm not quite sure I understand your questions because my bump stop actually sits right up by the mount, so the space is actually between the strut and the stop. That said, I also cut an inch or more off my OE bump stop. I'm not sure what the total distance is between the two, and that space will expand and contract when the car is lifted in the air or on the ground.
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Old 06-11-2010, 08:05 PM   #6
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Thanks for the replies. Been away on business for a week.
Basically, my bumpstop is sandwiched between the upper spring pocket (#9) and the lower spring perch (not pictured), so there's no space above or below the bumpstop.

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