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Lowering tips
07-08-2012, 08:10 PM
Post: #21
RE: Lowering tips
(07-08-2012 08:02 PM)sclass Wrote:  I have Koni springs on my 328 and running style 194 rims (17") and no wheel arch issues. They fit perfectly, I don't even need spacers. Tyres are 225 (fr) and 245 ®. Hope that helps Bluebiggrin

It kind of does Ty
Like moranor said I`ll just have to wait and see when the new shocks are fitted if it looks better

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07-08-2012, 08:59 PM
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If it still touches after fitment on the one side, use your spare wheel

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07-08-2012, 09:01 PM
Post: #23
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(07-08-2012 08:59 PM)abmi0000 Wrote:  If it still touches after fitment on the one side, use your spare wheel

Thats gonna look K@K but ya, will see what it does when they lower it and drive it to the alignment pit

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07-08-2012, 09:25 PM
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(07-08-2012 09:01 PM)Thunder Wrote:  
(07-08-2012 08:59 PM)abmi0000 Wrote:  If it still touches after fitment on the one side, use your spare wheel

Thats gonna look K@K but ya, will see what it does when they lower it and drive it to the alignment pit

Put a lekker spinner wheel cap on the spare =)

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07-08-2012, 09:28 PM
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RE: Lowering tips
(07-08-2012 09:25 PM)abmi0000 Wrote:  
(07-08-2012 09:01 PM)Thunder Wrote:  
(07-08-2012 08:59 PM)abmi0000 Wrote:  If it still touches after fitment on the one side, use your spare wheel

Thats gonna look K@K but ya, will see what it does when they lower it and drive it to the alignment pit

Put a lekker spinner wheel cap on the spare =)

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07-08-2012, 09:30 PM
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Buy all man. Too lekka larnie Thumb

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07-08-2012, 09:31 PM
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(07-08-2012 09:30 PM)abmi0000 Wrote:  Buy all man. Too lekka larnie Thumb

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07-08-2012, 09:35 PM
Post: #28
RE: Lowering tips
Drop it!

Mine is on D2's running quite low, on 225/45/17, and no issues.
Chk the pics.

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Actually it does rub, front left, at speed, on full right lock (yes), but that's a different issue that i need to fix, damn cone filter mounted too far back inside the bumper..

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07-08-2012, 09:41 PM
Post: #29
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(07-08-2012 09:35 PM)Johnny8Bit Wrote:  Drop it!

Mine is on D2's running quite low, on 225/45/17, and no issues.
Chk the pics.

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Actually it does rub, front left, at speed, on full right lock (yes), but that's a different issue that i need to fix, damn cone filter mounted too far back inside the bumper..

Really looks very nice. Hope mine looks just as good and that the scraping is only caused due to the gone shock

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08-08-2012, 09:28 AM
Post: #30
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lol please no pac man wheels Rollsmile

well you should know soon enough if its going to rub lets hope it was just a shock issue...

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08-08-2012, 02:23 PM
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(07-08-2012 07:12 PM)Thunder Wrote:  I just checked the ride height, right side seems to be about 10 mm lower than the left, car is standing on a bit uneven ground but even on it, the clearance between the wheel arch and the top of the tyre differs.

All e36's are slightly lower on the right (drivers) side then the left (passenger) side because of the fuel tank, engine, etc etc.....

So even after fitting your new lowering springs + shocks, its not gona be level. The right side will always be slightly lower then the left.


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08-08-2012, 04:46 PM (This post was last modified: 08-08-2012 05:27 PM by Thunder.)
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RE: Lowering tips
(08-08-2012 02:23 PM)Doomsdaya Wrote:  
(07-08-2012 07:12 PM)Thunder Wrote:  I just checked the ride height, right side seems to be about 10 mm lower than the left, car is standing on a bit uneven ground but even on it, the clearance between the wheel arch and the top of the tyre differs.

All e36's are slightly lower on the right (drivers) side then the left (passenger) side because of the fuel tank, engine, etc etc.....

So even after fitting your new lowering springs + shocks, its not gona be level. The right side will always be slightly lower then the left.

Good to know thanx.

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So I went on 40 mm front and 25 back. Looks good.

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08-08-2012, 05:35 PM
Post: #33
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Any rubbing?
My 1992 e36 with 110000km was also lower on right even after new springs & shocks fitted. So its a e36 thing.

Car looks nice & low. 4cyl e36s always look so high on standard springs.

I busy saving for springs from moranor for my e46 but not going as extreme as you.

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08-08-2012, 05:38 PM
Post: #34
RE: Lowering tips
I heard rubbing once with a weirdish slanted dip on my way home after the fittment, but nothing major.
Will look at rolling out just a little more to be safe, and its about 5-10 mm lower on right so no major difference.
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08-08-2012, 05:47 PM
Post: #35
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if you can please post pics of where its rubbing... im sure it will help others out that have a more aggressive offset than stock wheels Bluebiggrin

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08-08-2012, 05:50 PM (This post was last modified: 08-08-2012 05:51 PM by Thunder.)
Post: #36
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(08-08-2012 05:47 PM)moranor@axis Wrote:  if you can please post pics of where its rubbing... im sure it will help others out that have a more aggressive offset than stock wheels Bluebiggrin

Will take them in the morning, its basically just the outer side wall on the rear wheels scraping the arch, and the front its only on sharp turning on the plastic covers.

(08-08-2012 02:23 PM)Doomsdaya Wrote:  
(07-08-2012 07:12 PM)Thunder Wrote:  I just checked the ride height, right side seems to be about 10 mm lower than the left, car is standing on a bit uneven ground but even on it, the clearance between the wheel arch and the top of the tyre differs.

All e36's are slightly lower on the right (drivers) side then the left (passenger) side because of the fuel tank, engine, etc etc.....

So even after fitting your new lowering springs + shocks, its not gona be level. The right side will always be slightly lower then the left.

How much lower did you go on your E36?

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12-08-2012, 09:57 PM
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Okay so the weekend is past.

Didn`t get a chance to take pics of where it is scrapping but will do asap, did figure out where though.

Most is when I've got people in the back when going over bumps, but did see that it is just the rear bumper lip part that scrapes, need to cut it of, on locking front wheels when say turning in and out of parkings it scrapes the plastic inner wheel arch covers, and then on higher speed corners I can hear scrapping just need to make sure if it is on front or rear wheels.

Do have one question though.
Is it suppose to be so hard when going over bumps on the road? For example some of the Jhb roads have tar drops or climbs for no particular reason, and if I go over them it really sounds if my wheels are being torn from the car.

Might it be the shocks needs to set in first or might my tyres just be pumped to hard?

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12-08-2012, 10:12 PM
Post: #38
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the springs should make it a bit harder than stock (similar to sports pack) but the shocks should help smooth it out some what...

the STR.T shocks are preset at the factory so no adjustment there...

what tire pressures are you using?

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12-08-2012, 10:13 PM
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the little L shaped lip on the back wheel arches is there for support to strengthen the arch..don't cut it off completely..rather find a place who knows how to roll it in without cracking the paint so it stops touching and doesn't leave the arch as weak..

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12-08-2012, 10:20 PM (This post was last modified: 12-08-2012 10:24 PM by Thunder.)
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(12-08-2012 10:12 PM)moranor@axis Wrote:  the springs should make it a bit harder than stock (similar to sports pack) but the shocks should help smooth it out some what...

the STR.T shocks are preset at the factory so no adjustment there...

what tire pressures are you using?

Well it was 2.6 bar when i put the wheels on, but they kept looking like they are flat, so I moved it up to 2.8 bar. Might the be the cause?

(12-08-2012 10:13 PM)mo_s Wrote:  the little L shaped lip on the back wheel arches is there for support to strengthen the arch..don't cut it off completely..rather find a place who knows how to roll it in without cracking the paint so it stops touching and doesn't leave the arch as weak..

Its not the car that scrapes its the bumper itself and I`ve checked wont influence the support in any way at all. But will get Leonard`s opinion as well. The L shape on the arch you are talking about I rolled out already, so that is out of the way.

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