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Old 08-10-2020, 02:07 PM
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Thanks for the info. I think the safest way to get what I'm after will be coil overs, or you never know how the car will it on springs, as they are one height only, and its too late once they are on, and doing the job twice would be a pain.
Generally speaking, it's the rear that is often a bit on the low side (fronts tend to sit nicely). But fortunately the rear is more easily adjusted by playing around with thicker spring pads or doubling the spring pads to get the desired rideheight.
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So do you think h and r with standard suspension the 30MM drop will not too low on the front?, don't want to be scraping speed humps again ;) as I did with my last E36 M3 that was on H&R race springs.
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Dear all

Other than taking out the rear spring pads is there a why based chassis number to know which thickness ones were in originally installed?
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Other than taking out the rear spring pads is there a why based chassis number to know which thickness ones were in originally installed?

Pretty sure the lower rear spring pads on the "M" are 7.5mm as standard which is the thickness of the edge you can see.






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cheers Dave, so if I were to go from 7.5 to the smallest 5 option, its not really worthwhile, lol cheers.
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I’m pretty sure the original lower spring pads are 5mm. Some comparison pics on my journal page here https://www.z3mcoupe.com/forum/showt...t=16881&page=6

Edit: Just checked realoem, originals are 7.5mm unless you have different springs. How could I have doubted you Dave
https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/sho...diagId=33_0459
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Edit: Just checked realoem, originals are 7.5mm unless you have different springs. How could I have doubted you Dave :crazy:
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cheers Dave, so if I were to go from 7.5 to the smallest 5 option, its not really worthwhile, lol cheers.

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as always thanks for the invaluable info.
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Does anyone have experience or thoughts on these "KW ST X Coilovers"

https://www.macgracing.co.uk/shop/bm...coup_0298.html

I know the fully adjustable ones are the best options, but I have a budget and would prefer a B12 kit from Bilstein, but they are not seemingly available. And OEM though the nice to have is also very expensive, and the same issue with the rear spring height.
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