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The BMW E46 ///M3 is the M version E46 and puts out an amazing 333 HP and 262 lb-ft of torque at stock specs! There are an amazing amount of modifications for both the coupe and convertible models so read up and get started modifying your cars today!

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Old 02-06-2014, 07:08 PM   #1
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Lowering problems. Need help please!

Ok I am having problems with lowering the car. No matter what I do I can't get the rear low enough! I first tried with eibach springs which hardly moved on the rear, front dropped enough. So then tried h&r and it sat a hair line lower at the rear. It won't go lower on the rear and I don't know why. It's really getting to me as I want it to look like everyone else's with these springs on. I have fitted them right and can't think of what is actually stopping the car from going lower or why this is happening. I've just fitted some koni shocks and now it sits a tiny bit higher at the rear than it did with the standard shocks! I've drove about 400 miles or more with both springs and still the same. Does anyone know why this is happening? I don't want to buy coilovers, the car should be low with just these springs. Can some one help me please? Here's a few pics, not the best though

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Old 02-06-2014, 08:47 PM   #2
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if i remember correctly, the H&R sport springs drops the car a lot lower than the regular H&R, if all else fail coilovers.
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Old 02-07-2014, 06:14 AM   #3
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Old 02-08-2014, 10:40 PM   #4
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Your daughter is a lucky girl, not to get off topic but how does her car ride on the racelands? And OP get Tein springs they will sit you nicely.


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Old 02-09-2014, 08:48 AM   #5
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Your daughter is a lucky girl, not to get off topic but how does her car ride on the racelands? And OP get Tein springs they will sit you nicely.


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I know racelands get bashed bad on this forum but I had these on her 04 325 that had sport suspension and they rode a lot smother
And when I got her the m3 it beat me to death between the suspension and the 19" rims and lo pro tires so I put the same racelands on it and it rides great.
I have the rear as low as it can go and has never bottomed out or rubbed tire even with passengers and 100 pounds plus of amps and subs.
The front can still go down about 1/2" but with the 225/40-19 it will rub on the top of the wheel well on big bumps and the turning radius stinks
But her new rims came in last week and I'm going to run a lower profile tire in the front and play with the front fitment
I think there great if you just want a good ride and low stance
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Old 02-20-2014, 01:46 PM   #6
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I know racelands get bashed bad on this forum but I had these on her 04 325 that had sport suspension and they rode a lot smother

And when I got her the m3 it beat me to death between the suspension and the 19" rims and lo pro tires so I put the same racelands on it and it rides great.

I have the rear as low as it can go and has never bottomed out or rubbed tire even with passengers and 100 pounds plus of amps and subs.

The front can still go down about 1/2" but with the 225/40-19 it will rub on the top of the wheel well on big bumps and the turning radius stinks

But her new rims came in last week and I'm going to run a lower profile tire in the front and play with the front fitment

I think there great if you just want a good ride and low stance

I got bashed on for asking about these. So do you recommend me getting them on Mine.?


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Old 02-20-2014, 02:14 PM   #7
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Old 02-20-2014, 03:25 PM   #8
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I've had Eibach's on my car with Koni Yellow's for about 6 years now. It takes time for them to settle. Be patient.
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Old 02-20-2014, 06:34 PM   #9
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Order a set of st's they are decent ride quality. Mine were not too rough traveling from Montana to South Carolina few weeks ago.
I think can go lower but due to the cocaine on the ground where I currently live I'm not lowering any more.
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Old 02-20-2014, 07:14 PM   #10
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Yep they work and ride great the only problem I've seen is the finish doesn't hold up so put anti seize on the adjuster nut threads
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