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      04-01-2014, 09:32 AM   #1
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KW sleeve kit installed wrong?

I've been a member since 2008. I rarely post but I get on here almost everyday. I recently had the KW sleeve kit installed on my 11 E90 M3. I could have done it myself (I put springs on my previous 08 M3) but I was lazy this time and took it to a shop.

With the driver's side all the way down, it is higher than the passenger side that is several turns up. I jacked it up and took off the wheels. It seems the spring perch on the driver's side is sitting on the shock about a half inch higher than the one on the passenger side. How is this possible? I thought it only fit one way. Any ideas on how to fix this without taking the whole thing apart? I really don't want to take it back to the shop either as it wasn't the best experience and it's 90 miles away. Thanks!
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There is only one thing I can think of aside from improper install.

Most likely, the threaded sleeve/body of the KW may not be completely seated on the shock body and sitting a bit higher. If this is the case and not something more serious, the sleeve should seat itself after a drive and level out

Also, be aware that rear height differences can show up as front mis-adjustment as well so be certain that the rears are even (hence corner weighting).
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There is only one thing I can think of aside from improper install.

Most likely, the threaded sleeve/body of the KW may not be completely seated on the shock body and sitting a bit higher. If this is the case and not something more serious, the sleeve should seat itself after a drive and level out

Also, be aware that rear height differences can show up as front mis-adjustment as well so be certain that the rears are even (hence corner weighting).
That's what I thought originally. I've only driven it about 100 miles since the install. I guess I'll drive it some more and see what happens.

I did adjust the rears yesterday to make them even. It helped some, but the front still looks jacked up a bit.
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