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      06-21-2016, 02:18 PM   #1
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Uneven ride height???

Hi all - has anyone ever measured their stock ride heights? I wanted to see if our cars sit slightly lower in the passenger-rear (relative to driver side). I wouldn't think they would, but mine seems to be and I can't figure out why.

I have an '08 e90 and am currently running H&R sport springs. I didn't check the ride height at each corner when it was stock, but noticed that the passenger rear sits a little lower - maybe 5-6mm - than the driver's side with the H&R's. (Fronts are even.) Thinking one of the springs began to sag (which H&R warranties against), I recently replaced the rears with brand new H&R springs and I still have the issue. Pics are below (this is on an even surface and we measured from ground to the top spring mount). Any clues?

Probably not a big issue, but it bugs me and I'm thinking the best solution will be to get coilovers. Just want to make sure nothing else is wrong with the other parts of the suspension.

Driver rear; you can see the fender is right at the tread:


Passenger rear; here the fender sits at the line below the tread:
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      06-21-2016, 03:02 PM   #2
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Normal. Every BMW since the 80s has been like this.
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      06-21-2016, 03:29 PM   #3
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yup. normal. i wouldn't worry about it.
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I'm sorry , personal I would be more worried about your swirls .
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Almost every car I've ever seen sags slightly. Just look at the engine bay -- there are some things off to one side, and some off to the other. It's usually far worse in FWD since one side will have the transmission.
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thanks, guys. i guess i hadn't noticed it before. i had an e46 M3 but put KW v3's on it so it wasn't apparent. doesn't bother me so much now that i know this is a normal thing.

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I'm sorry , personal I would be more worried about your swirls .
yup - detailing is planned for next weekend
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don't forget that your camber affects ride height.
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don't forget that your camber affects ride height.
yup this was snapped right after the alignment and camber is pretty even side-to-side.

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yup - detailing is planned for next weekend
I'm glad to hear this .
But sweat you will to reomove those swirls from hell ..
Let's say good job in advance ...
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don't forget that your camber affects ride height.
why is this? not saying your wrong... I also noticed when I got my alignment, my driver side front got a little lower.
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