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Old 08-29-2013, 01:20 AM   #601
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Looks good. Few questions though. Is that at the lowest setting? Any issues so far? Though I know these are not for the track but how do they perform compared to stock sport suspension?

No, it's not the lowest setting I'm 7 clicks up from all day way down in the rear and in the front I'm 1 click up. No issues so far(crossed fingers) and they perform quite well compared to sport suspension it's more on the firm side in which I prefer! If your looking to DD your car this is the best bang for the buck but, if your looking to track I suggest you go with kw's.


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Old 09-05-2013, 01:01 PM   #602
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Any idea how low these coilovers are on an e36? Anyone have pictures of an e36 set to the lowest ride height?
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Old 09-05-2013, 03:42 PM   #603
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Any idea how low these coilovers are on an e36? Anyone have pictures of an e36 set to the lowest ride height?
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Front ***150; 1.6"-3.1"

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Old 09-08-2013, 10:39 PM   #604
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To those with "spring pop" replace the washer under the front upper mount and above the spring perch (a lil grease never hurts either).

Rode these on my e46 touring for 6 months. Rides so much better than factory sport suspension.

Just sold the touring and bought a coupe, time for another set!


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Old 09-09-2013, 01:16 AM   #605
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To those with "spring pop" replace the washer under the front upper mount and above the spring perch (a lil grease never hurts either).

Rode these on my e46 touring for 6 months. Rides so much better than factory sport suspension.

Just sold the touring and bought a coupe, time for another set!


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I have a Touring and been considering these. Do you have any pix? How hard was the install?
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Old 09-09-2013, 04:14 PM   #606
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I have a Touring and been considering these. Do you have any pix? How hard was the install?
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=981705

Hardest part is taking apart the interior in the rear. After reading this thread over I'm not sure i got the fronts all the way seated as I still had a lot of room in the front. In the pic below the fronts were all the way down.

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Old 09-21-2013, 11:05 PM   #607
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Old 09-21-2013, 11:07 PM   #608
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Curious, how does this suspension ride compared to a stock ZHP?

Anyone with updates or regrets on their purchase?
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Old 09-22-2013, 11:02 AM   #609
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I just passed the 5k mile mark on mine, still feel as solid as the day I put them on. No regrets at all. I might regret my decision to be lower come snowfall, but hey, I have a wrench for that. lol.
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Old 09-23-2013, 01:51 PM   #610
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Old 09-26-2013, 10:52 PM   #611
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Almost well I seem to have everything functioning at 90% but I am having issues with the front tires as there is the knocking sound on tight turns and in reverse with the steering wheel completely turned. If I'm correct, it seems that the perch and/or spring rubs against the weight clamped on the wheel. My concern is that it's still to close to the wheel even if I remove the weight and that it may rub against it as it did to the tires on my stock wheels (pictures 4, black mark on spring from tire rub). Here are the specs:

Body Type: 325ci convertible
Front Tires: 235/35/19
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Spacers: None
Perch Adjustment: 1/2 inch from the bottom

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1) adding a spacer, if so would a 5mm be ideal? (Refer to picture A)
2) error in strut installation, there is this needle on the strut which I have laying on top of the wheel clamp. Is this the proper way of installing it. (Refer to picture B)

Everyone has been of a great help in this forum and once I have this up and running I'll be glad to post final pics with details about the ride. Thanks!
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Old 09-26-2013, 10:57 PM   #612
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Almost well I seem to have everything functioning at 90% but I am having issues with the front tires as there is the knocking sound on tight turns and in reverse with the steering wheel completely turned. If I'm correct, it seems that the perch and/or spring rubs against the weight clamped on the wheel. My concern is that it's still to close to the wheel even if I remove the weight and that it may rub against it as it did to the tires on my stock wheels (pictures 4, black mark on spring from tire rub). Here are the specs:

Body Type: 325ci convertible
Front Tires: 235/35/19
Offset: 40
Spacers: None
Perch Adjustment: 1/2 inch from the bottom

Possible Solutions:
1) adding a spacer, if so would a 5mm be ideal? (Refer to picture A)
2) error in strut installation, there is this needle on the strut which I have laying on top of the wheel clamp. Is this the proper way of installing it. (Refer to picture B)

Everyone has been of a great help in this forum and once I have this up and running I'll be glad to post final pics with details about the ride. Thanks!
Ya you need spacers, id go with a 5 mm or larger


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Old 09-26-2013, 10:59 PM   #613
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Almost well I seem to have everything functioning at 90% but I am having issues with the front tires as there is the knocking sound on tight turns and in reverse with the steering wheel completely turned. If I'm correct, it seems that the perch and/or spring rubs against the weight clamped on the wheel. My concern is that it's still to close to the wheel even if I remove the weight and that it may rub against it as it did to the tires on my stock wheels (pictures 4, black mark on spring from tire rub). Here are the specs:

Body Type: 325ci convertible
Front Tires: 235/35/19
Offset: 40
Spacers: None
Perch Adjustment: 1/2 inch from the bottom

Possible Solutions:
1) adding a spacer, if so would a 5mm be ideal? (Refer to picture A)
2) error in strut installation, there is this needle on the strut which I have laying on top of the wheel clamp. Is this the proper way of installing it. (Refer to picture B)

Everyone has been of a great help in this forum and once I have this up and running I'll be glad to post final pics with details about the ride. Thanks!
and your struts are not seated all the way, that needle you speak of has to go trough the steering knuckle.


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and your struts are not seated all the way, that needle you speak of has to go trough the steering knuckle.


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Thanks for the info! Does it go midway in the knuckle and then you bolt it tight? Correct me if I'm wrong but that should leave about 1.5 to 2 inches of the strut showing in the bottom.
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Old 09-27-2013, 02:13 AM   #615
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Thanks for the info! Does it go midway in the knuckle and then you bolt it tight? Correct me if I'm wrong but that should leave about 1.5 to 2 inches of the strut showing in the bottom.
Thats right. Loosen the pinch bolt and rotate the strut until the pin drops into that gap that the bolt pinches. It wont go all the way through but it will bottom out in the knuckle about half way through.
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Old 09-30-2013, 11:35 AM   #616
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Old 10-01-2013, 10:13 PM   #617
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