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Old 03-19-2013, 03:11 PM   #1
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Megan Lowering Springs-sways too easily in snow

hi i for the first time did major work on my e46 323i 2000 model. I needed rear passenger side spring but since summer was coming around i decided to buy lowering springs.i did it with a friend going for auto tech. drives nice,sits low enough and feels expensive. question is?, where i am we still have snow and now i realize the back sways in snow too bad when i had regular plus one broken spring it never did.anyone know why?i even have winter tires...see pix
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Old 03-19-2013, 03:15 PM   #2
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Should not have used those. Very unsafe, low-quality. I think they say off road use for a reason. they broke?
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Old 03-19-2013, 03:17 PM   #3
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yes i noticed it said off road only but no they are not broken been in there less than a week,it slips easily on ice,
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Suspenson work with a crappy jack and no jack stands. Megan coilovers. Likely no alignment, and a lowered car with stiff springs being driven on ice...and you wonder why it slides.

Darwin would make you a case study if he was still alive.
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Suspenson work with a crappy jack and no jack stands. Megan coilovers. Likely no alignment, and a lowered car with stiff springs being driven on ice...and you wonder why it slides.

Darwin would make you a case study if he was still alive.
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looks like lcoleman aint the brightest but fyi if you have two 2 ton jacks on each side of car why the need for a jack stand.esp when you not getting under car.
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looks like lcoleman aint the brightest but fyi if you have two 2 ton jacks on each side of car why the need for a jack stand.esp when you not getting under car.
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if you have two 2 ton jacks on each side of car why the need for a jack stand.
You should write this down. Might look good in your obit.
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looks like lcoleman aint the brightest but fyi if you have two 2 ton jacks on each side of car why the need for a jack stand.esp when you not getting under car.
So if someone disagrees with you, they're stupid? Give me a break. You joined last month you're already lecturing us? You are certifiably retarded. Do humanity a favor and sterilize yourself.
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No wonder 323 drivers get such a bad rap on this forum. Jeez.
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Same here. BTW those speakers you sold me have been working great. I just wish the damn deck didn't rattle so badly back there.
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Are you talking about your parcel shelf behind the rear seats? Mine rattles like crazy too.
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Are you talking about your parcel shelf behind the rear seats? Mine rattles like crazy too.
Yeah. I had it out a few months back to paint it and I put some double faced tape around the rear grill and it didn't do anything. I've just learned to live with it at this point. My old car did it to so it's nothing new.
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