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Old 09-10-2012, 11:28 PM   #1201
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What for front bags are you running?
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Old 09-11-2012, 12:53 AM   #1202
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for those of you bagged guys who can't get the rears to drop, its either a bottomed out shock, your bag or you're running a cup bracket setup, fully compressed, is too high. i'm running UAS bags with stock rear shocks and could tuck tire and lay bumper back when i had staggered CHs and my current Classics. no rubbing issues on the inside either and the rear fenders literally sit on my tires with plenty of room to spare.
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Old 09-11-2012, 12:58 AM   #1203
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i'm on bags too, cant seem to sit that low either (at the rear).. Any ideas? ill try post a pic but atm the guard is just off the top of the rim (19"csl's) I've checked and the tyre is not sitting on anything..
your problem is 19 inch csls on a 3 series
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Old 09-11-2012, 03:12 AM   #1204
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I have r32 volkswagen rear bags with rokkor struts front and rear with bag over coil in the front.. debating on if i want to go 17s was going to get oz mitos.

Heres another




And these are the wheels i want to run.

Do you mind showing me a picture of your suspension set up front and rear ?
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Old 09-11-2012, 03:27 AM   #1205
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What for front bags are you running?
AirForce air sus all around

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for those of you bagged guys who can't get the rears to drop, its either a bottomed out shock, your bag or you're running a cup bracket setup, fully compressed, is too high. i'm running UAS bags with stock rear shocks and could tuck tire and lay bumper back when i had staggered CHs and my current Classics. no rubbing issues on the inside either and the rear fenders literally sit on my tires with plenty of room to spare.
well i am using the shocks that came with the air sus. i will have to try my stock msport shocks out then. When i release the air the rear comes to a stop with about 20-25psi left in the rear bags (shown on the gauge)... so they still have air in them. i think i will need to go shorter shocks!

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your problem is 19 inch csls on a 3 series
i know i know.... but they look better than my stock 17" style 68
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:16 AM   #1206
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well i am using the shocks that came with the air sus. i will have to try my stock msport shocks out then. When i release the air the rear comes to a stop with about 20-25psi left in the rear bags (shown on the gauge)... so they still have air in them. i think i will need to go shorter shocks!
most likely your shock, but could also be your rear fitment. can you still roll around with the rear fully aired out?
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Old 09-11-2012, 12:24 PM   #1207
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i know i know.... but they look better than my stock 17" style 68
Yeah true. I have 18" csls and they fit perfect
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Old 09-11-2012, 06:04 PM   #1208
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most likely your shock, but could also be your rear fitment. can you still roll around with the rear fully aired out?
Yeah i can. When i release the air until the rear stops going lower, it's at the same height as what it was when i had my coilovers in (guard just on the rim)... I think i have to swap out the shocks for the stock ones!
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Old 09-11-2012, 10:36 PM   #1209
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Yeah i can. When i release the air until the rear stops going lower, it's at the same height as what it was when i had my coilovers in (guard just on the rim)... I think i have to swap out the shocks for the stock ones!
99% sure it's your rear shock then. what rear bag do you have? is it integrated into the strut and removable? try throwing that on your coilover and setting your coilover to it's lowest setting. or you could also take your stock rear shock and cut/weld it shorter, which is what i had to do for my fronts before i upgraded to the bag-over-coil setup.
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:13 PM   #1210
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He has the AirForce kit all around.

His fronts are originally a bag-over-coil setup. Which allows him to adjust his height just like coilovers, lowering the perches.

However his rears, are separate. Just like oem suspension. Except he has an airbag in place of the spring and has a height adjustable shock.

Im guessing its his rear shocks too. He might need a shorter one..
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:24 PM   #1211
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99% sure it's your rear shock then. what rear bag do you have? is it integrated into the strut and removable? try throwing that on your coilover and setting your coilover to it's lowest setting. or you could also take your stock rear shock and cut/weld it shorter, which is what i had to do for my fronts before i upgraded to the bag-over-coil setup.
my rear bags look 99% similar to these and sit where the spring would sit



and the fronts look like these..



so the rears are not integrated into the shock like the fronts... i have the bag where the spring would be (bolted into the spring perch), and normal shocks just like any other e46, but the shocks are adjustable, they can be wound up/down. they still have another 2-3cm to be wound down but i doubt that will do anything major with my ride height.

i will have to give the stock shocks a go hopefully they are shorter.
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:27 PM   #1212
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Just testing to see if I can upload pics using my phone lol. Btw I am not running like this. This is when I put 20mm spacers on. The car doesn't even move so I took the spacer out lol!! The rear wheels are too wide to run with spacers at this height. I have to either camber in or raise the car lol
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:40 PM   #1213
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can't remember if I posted in here but here is my ruined not that low car with s10 wheels.

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Old 09-11-2012, 11:42 PM   #1214
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my rear bags look 99% similar to these and sit where the spring would sit
so the rears are not integrated into the shock like the fronts... i have the bag where the spring would be (bolted into the spring perch), and normal shocks just like any other e46, but the shocks are adjustable, they can be wound up/down. they still have another 2-3cm to be wound down but i doubt that will do anything major with my ride height.

i will have to give the stock shocks a go hopefully they are shorter.

did you try just unbolting the rear shocks at the bottom and dropping it to see if it goes lower? that would be the quickest way to find out
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Old 09-12-2012, 12:02 AM   #1215
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can't remember if I posted in here but here is my ruined not that low car with s10 wheels.

Damn that's hot! Where can I find those wheels???!
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Old 09-12-2012, 12:19 AM   #1216
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did you try just unbolting the rear shocks at the bottom and dropping it to see if it goes lower? that would be the quickest way to find out
valid, i didnt even think to do that.

Will that be safe to do though with the weight of the car on the bags only? or is that a dumb question.. do the shocks even carry any weight? im abit of a noob.
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Old 09-12-2012, 02:01 AM   #1217
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i was actually going to mention it earlier too but thought it wouldnt be safe lol. but give it a go anyways since the bags are holding up your car in the first place
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Old 09-12-2012, 03:16 AM   #1218
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my rear bags look 99% similar to these and sit where the spring would sit



and the fronts look like these..



so the rears are not integrated into the shock like the fronts... i have the bag where the spring would be (bolted into the spring perch), and normal shocks just like any other e46, but the shocks are adjustable, they can be wound up/down. they still have another 2-3cm to be wound down but i doubt that will do anything major with my ride height.

i will have to give the stock shocks a go hopefully they are shorter.
i keep forgetting our rears are separate shocks and springs. it might not be the shocks then. those cups look pretty high. what brand bags are they? i bet if you ran the UAS bags without any sort of top cup you should be fine. that's what i'm doing and i've been running like that for years now.
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Old 09-12-2012, 03:17 AM   #1219
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valid, i didnt even think to do that.

Will that be safe to do though with the weight of the car on the bags only? or is that a dumb question.. do the shocks even carry any weight? im abit of a noob.
bags were built and designed to fully compress, otherwise they wouldn't be safe to inflate and deflate all the time. all bags will have a minimum compression height. you should be fine putting all of the corner's weight on the bag. shocks don't hold any of that weight anyway, they simply "dampen" it.
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