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Old 09-17-2012, 09:12 AM   #201
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They look virtually identical to the originals that came with the car
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Old 09-17-2012, 11:13 AM   #202
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For the guy with the issue rubbing on the inner wheel. When using coilovers you will need to use a 5mm wheel spacer. I recommend using this brand. I have these on my car. http://www.machtschnell.com/models/e...ries-1999-2006

ac_2007 a new spring will not fix his issue.
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Old 09-17-2012, 11:16 AM   #203
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Old 09-17-2012, 11:27 AM   #204
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So I installed them today and I'm pissed. Not because it didn't go low enough, but because the effin 17x8 Et 40 rubs up front!!
Wtf man problem after problem.
ac_2007 as you noticed he said it was nothing to do with the height.

The 50-200 and 60-200 are the same diameter and height. So I do not see how the spring would fix his issue.
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Old 09-17-2012, 11:34 AM   #205
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I'm saying one thing and you're replying to something entirely different.
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Old 09-17-2012, 11:41 AM   #206
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You're typing an awful lot of filler. If you have a specific point, you should've made it by now, its losing my interest to continue a baseless conversation.

I'll link the spec sheet, and you can go from there. One would assume ST's lowering rate considers an OE suspension still within spec. Therefore, the method I probably wasted my time explaining to you above is the most relevant information you need to know. Anything else aside from the "after" hub-centric measurement is irrelevant.

I guess i didn't make it clear, if this was your reply. this sheet shows me nothing. also, what does the size of wheel have to do with anything? think about it.. your center of wheel to fender should never change, unless the tire physically comes in contact with the fender. lol its pretty sad i had to go over that.. really. as far as my point goes- I'll just be quite until you admit this is an install error.
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Old 09-17-2012, 11:50 AM   #207
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I guess i didn't make it clear, if this was your reply. this sheet shows me nothing. also, what does the size of wheel have to do with anything? think about it.. your center of wheel to fender should never change, unless the tire physically comes in contact with the fender. lol its pretty sad i had to go over that.. really. as far as my point goes- I'll just be quite until you admit this is an install error.
Wheel size was only relevant for converting the way BMW measures their ride height, to the way KW does on their tech sheet, nothing more. I took you through the numbers because I sensed you'd get a nose bleed trying to figure that one out yourself, but to no avail.

If you can't comprehend basic math with numbers off of a spec sheet, then it is best to keep quiet.
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Hahah uh huh. I didnt ask for what you numbers SHOULD be. i asked for what YOUR numbers WERE, as in BEFORE you did the install. i guess that didnt reach through to you, did it?
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Old 09-17-2012, 12:02 PM   #209
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Hahah uh huh. I didnt ask for what you numbers SHOULD be. i asked for what YOUR numbers WERE, as in BEFORE you did the install. i guess that didnt reach through to you, did it?
First off, why are you being such a prick? You don't have this issue and know little to nothing of the people who do, or what they had to go through. 3 reinstallations, and seeking out multiple second opinions by qualified people cost my own time and money. If you're happy with the coilovers, enjoy them. There is no need to pollute this thread with your nonsense, grow up.


Second, if my suspension was sagging, the numbers I would've provided for this little calculation would've been off. In that case I would've been further away from the "claimed lowering range". ST doesn't claim a 70mm drop by comparing figures to a 12 year old suspension system do they? I eliminated that variable by assuming stock in-spec figures.


You litteraly have no argument, but I can hand you another shovel if you want to dig yourself deeper.

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Did not mean to come off as a prick, sorry for that.
Its hard to eliminate variables by assuming, especially with dimensions such as these. assume away.. your going to be here for a while.
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For the guy with the issue rubbing on the inner wheel. When using coilovers you will need to use a 5mm wheel spacer. I recommend using this brand. I have these on my car. http://www.machtschnell.com/models/e...ries-1999-2006

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Old 09-17-2012, 10:32 PM   #212
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The car isnt dropped fully due to me running big tires: 17x8 et 40 235/45/17. They do indeed look lower in person than in this pic.
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^ I really hope that those 5mm spacers helps me clear that strut area. And also i hope I don't have any problems clearing my outside fenders and having rubbing issues there since the spacers are gonna push them out a tiny bit.
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I believe I am running 15mm spacers in front with my oem style 135's and 225s for tires. The ST coils all the way low up front make the tire tuck SLIGHTLY in the front. These are def not coils for the slammed look, and I like it that way . Unfortunately I cannot run my 15mm spacers in the rear because my 255's might rub. I raised the rear up a bit now though so I might give it a shot.
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Hey guys I need a little help; how is the rear shock assembly suppose to be installed?... I believe I made an error and thus putting the adjuster at the top of the shock making it very difficult to adjust.
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^sorry I meant spring assembly. Not shocks lol.
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Hey guys I need a little help; how is the rear shock assembly suppose to be installed?... I believe I made an error and thus putting the adjuster at the top of the shock making it very difficult to adjust.
As per instructions, the height adjuster is supposed to be at the top.

Either way, it doesn't matter. Its still difficult to adjust if you put it on the bottom.
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Did you end up keeping your stock top and bottom rubber mounts where the old springs used to sit on? Or is it not necessary to use?
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As per instructions, the height adjuster is supposed to be at the top.

Either way, it doesn't matter. Its still difficult to adjust if you put it on the bottom.
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^ I really hope that those 5mm spacers helps me clear that strut area. And also i hope I don't have any problems clearing my outside fenders and having rubbing issues there since the spacers are gonna push them out a tiny bit.
You just need a little space to kick the wheel away from the housing. You should be fine.
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