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Old 24-06-2019, 05:48 PM
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Default New suspension - Bilstein B8 & Eibach springs with 10mm spacers

Am new to the forum so hi all,

I had the above fitted last week and generally I'm pleased, apart from, IMO I feel the front wheels protrude more than the rears, and the front is very slightly higher than the rear. I've attached a pic.

I removed the spacers today but then the wheels rubbed, and for the life of me (and embarrassingly!) I can't see what the wheels are rubbing on. The inner rim isn't scraping on anything like the shock, which you'd expect. Any clues?

I bought the spacers voluntarily, nobody advised I needed them. I just bought them to improve the stance, but maybe I do need them?

Also, with regard to the front, I'd like it 5-10mm lower than it is. What are the options, H&R springs (currently installed Eibach 25mm) or thinner rubbers?

FYI I'm not at all a mechanic!
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Old 24-06-2019, 07:35 PM
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Old 24-06-2019, 08:40 PM
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Welcome Brad
Do you have standard wheels fitted?
H&R springs go well with the bilstein shocks and give a 30mm drop all round. If you want to adjust the rake then there are different thickness rear spring pads available
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Old 24-06-2019, 09:26 PM
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Thank you Dave.

Thanks for the tip Ian_C. Yes standard wheels. Yours looks mighty fine, what setup are you running? Any idea on the rubbing?
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Old 24-06-2019, 09:54 PM
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Theres not much scope to adjust the front rideheight with fixed springs. On the rear you can get thicker spring pads to adjust height easily; is itnot that the rear is too low rather than front too high?
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Old 25-06-2019, 12:21 PM
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In fact, I wish both the rear and front were lower, more like that of Ian-C's.

Can anyone recommend a set of springs to lower the car more than the Eibach's I currently have?
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Old 25-06-2019, 04:48 PM
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What's IanC got?
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Old 25-06-2019, 07:56 PM
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I’ve got KWv3 coilovers fitted rather than fixed springs.
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Old 25-06-2019, 07:58 PM
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Thank you Dave.

Thanks for the tip Ian_C. Yes standard wheels. Yours looks mighty fine, what setup are you running? Any idea on the rubbing?
I used to have H&R springs fitted and had 12mm spacers all round. No rubbing at all.
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Old 26-06-2019, 07:19 AM
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Thanks.

I'm struggling to find images of lowered Z3M's identifying which springs have been used so I can see the end result. Whilst I considered the KW3's I decided I wanted to retain fixed shocks and springs.

It seems the Eibach's haven't actually lowered the car by 25mm as advertised, but I appreciate this can vary with car/shocks. So, I want to replace the Eibach's so it's another 10-15mm lower, but what springs are on offer? The H&R's drop by 30mm and V-Maxx 35mm but not sure if they're good quality?

I've scoured the forum but can't find many 'end result' images of dropped Z3M's telling what setup was used (sorry if I've missed them!).

Ideally if there's anyone with Bilstein shocks and springs different to Eibach, would be great to hear your views and see your results.
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