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Old 04-23-2013, 10:45 AM   #341
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yeah defintely not trying to spend that much ahaha just amature tracking i just dont want my car to fall apart on me. will it at least be a comfortable sturdy ride / stock quality?
Street Edge is great for daily driving and occasional heavy spirited driving. The V2s by KW for the E36 aren't too bad. Keep in mind your suspension plays a vital part of track times.
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:07 AM   #342
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Street Edge is great for daily driving and occasional heavy spirited driving. The V2s by KW for the E36 aren't too bad. Keep in mind your suspension plays a vital part of track times.
ok cool ill probably get a set until im ballin enough for major coil sets ahah are there any promotions right now or sales? or any coming up?
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:14 AM   #343
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:12 PM   #344
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Put the fronts in today with 15mm spacers. But the car doesn't seem to lower at all in the front.
Did everything right with a mechanic's help. Hopefully it will settle tomorrow before I get an alignment.


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Old 04-23-2013, 06:15 PM   #345
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Put the fronts in today with 15mm spacers. But the car doesn't seem to lower at all in the front.
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It will settle about 1/2" tops. Are you sure that the perch was adjusted the correct way to get the lowered stance?
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:34 PM   #346
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Installed today as well, stupid me put the washer on one of the rear strut mounts in the wrong place causing a clunking sound..also on the same rear drivers wheel forgot to pull out the old top spring rubber perch thing so the drivers rear is sitting about a 1/4th higher. Time to pull it back apart tomorrow to fix.

You are supposed to only use the bottle old rubber spring perches for the rear and just trash the top, so only the adjusting perch is on top of the spring, correct?

Also along with the post above I thought with the fronts 2/3rds down I would see much more of a drop..
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:52 PM   #347
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It will settle about 1/2" tops. Are you sure that the perch was adjusted the correct way to get the lowered stance?
Yup, I personally adjusted the perches. I didnt want to go all the way low, so I put them 11 threads above from the bottom(wheel side).

I will upload the pictures of before and after once I get home.
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Installed today as well, stupid me put the washer on one of the rear strut mounts in the wrong place causing a clunking sound..also on the same rear drivers wheel forgot to pull out the old top spring rubber perch thing so the drivers rear is sitting about a 1/4th higher. Time to pull it back apart tomorrow to fix.

You are supposed to only use the bottle old rubber spring perches for the rear and just trash the top, so only the adjusting perch is on top of the spring, correct?

Also along with the post above I thought with the fronts 2/3rds down I would see much more of a drop..
for the rear, the factory top rubber pad goes to the bottom of the street edge coils. The one with a hole in the middle.

The factory bottom pad, with a cone in the middle goes to trash.

Adjusting perch goes to the top, in place of the old pad with a hole in the middle.

I didnt see much of a drop. I didnt measure the before and after heights but looking at it I dont see much drop. May be I have to go all the way down.
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for the rear, the factory top rubber pad goes to the bottom of the street edge coils. The one with a hole in the middle.

The factory bottom pad, with a cone in the middle goes to trash.

Adjusting perch goes to the top, in place of the old pad with a hole in the middle.

I didnt see much of a drop. I didnt measure the before and after heights but looking at it I dont see much drop. May be I have to go all the way down.
Yeah just saw this on the last page...dang. Looks like I'm redoing the rears tomorrow.
Does anyone else find it almost impossible to adjust the rear height using the tool included? My adjusting perch is tucked up so the frame is pretty much in the way..
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Old 04-24-2013, 09:01 AM   #350
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Here is my before and after for the fronts. I installed the rears last week and I am happy with the height in the rear.
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This is where my spring perch for the front is

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Excuse the dirty pictures. We got a snowstorm yesterday. Yes we got 20 inches of snow in April alone.

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Old 04-24-2013, 09:47 AM   #351
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Here is my before and after for the fronts. I installed the rears last week and I am happy with the height in the rear.
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This is where my spring perch for the front is

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Definitely make the front perch lower...that's not very low at all
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I'm building a 2004 325ci for my daughter and i am trying to get a slammed staggered stance.how low will they go?
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Old 04-24-2013, 04:31 PM   #356
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Just finished fixing the rear clunk and spring perch issue..I love these coils, great bang for the buck and couldn't be happier!

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"Clunk issue" (Forgot washer on top of the rear strut mound causing the rubber to rip right through)
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Sorry for the cell phone pictures and brake dust, will do a better shoot once the car is clean and I drop the front a little more!
I do plan on dropping the front more, I'm very happy with the back as is. 20mm spacers in rear and 10mm front.
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^ do you have the fronts all the way down?
I have the same wheels and 10mm spacers at the front. I don't think it's low at all on mine.


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^ do you have the fronts all the way down?
I have the same wheels and 10mm spacers at the front. I don't think it's low at all on mine.


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No the fronts have at least an inch and a half of threads still to drop

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