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      06-09-2013, 06:52 AM   #1
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Ride height difference - driver and passener sides

I was checking the ride height of my '07 ///3, and found the right side, in my case the driver's side - 79 cm compared to the passenger side - 77 cm. This is of course from the ground to the edge of the wheel arch. I am on standard OEM suspensions and planning to swap to H&R soon. Can anyone enlighten me as to why this is?

The only thing I can think of is that it's compensating the driver's weight and brings it to level.
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Don't measure ride height from the ground because the ride height at each corner is influenced by tire pressure and remaining tread depth. Also, make sure you are taking measurements on a flat surface. Most people measure either from the bottom lip of the wheel or the center of the wheel (center of center caps) to the fender.

All manufactures have side-to-side and front-to-rear ride height (or frame) tolerances - not sure what the M3 "acceptable" ranges are but most cars are on the order of 1/4-1/2".
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Don't measure ride height from the ground because the ride height at each corner is influenced by tire pressure and remaining tread depth. Also, make sure you are taking measurements on a flat surface. Most people measure either from the bottom lip of the wheel or the center of the wheel (center of center caps) to the fender.

All manufactures have side-to-side and front-to-rear ride height (or frame) tolerances - not sure what the M3 "acceptable" ranges are but most cars are on the order of 1/4-1/2".
Thanks ... will try again with the suggested points.
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I don't have an explanation but all 3 of my e92's were lower on the rear passenger side. Even after changing springs (Dinan, Eibach) they were still lower there.
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