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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Fri, Apr-10-2009, 07:02:25 PM   #21
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so whats the easiest way to achieve this as you would have to remove the wheels to adjust the coilovers.
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thanks for the info!

damn, sorry for hijacking again, but at these ride heights, how difficult is it to get the car towed? can you even get it on a flatbed?
That really isn't that low..... I mean we're talking about a one inch drop. These cars have excellent ground clearance stock so this doesn't compromise too much.

Now a 2" drop is a different story altogether.... Getting the car towed would be the least of your worries then....
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so whats the easiest way to achieve this as you would have to remove the wheels to adjust the coilovers.
You got it. It is trial and error until you get it just right.
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That really isn't that low..... I mean we're talking about a one inch drop. These cars have excellent ground clearance stock so this doesn't compromise too much.

Now a 2" drop is a different story altogether.... Getting the car towed would be the least of your worries then....
Its still low enough that you should carry a couple pieces of 2x4s in your trunk in the case that you do need a tow.
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You got it. It is trial and error until you get it just right.
So you change it until you get it just right, then you must do an alignment correct? And each time you change the height from then on, its a new alignment?
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heres 13.5 / 13.5 on mine

guess i will lower the back a bit later

what about the rebound settings?
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Ok, so looking at the 13.5 F & R, I guess I would like 12.5 drop for F & R and hopefully, I would still have a decent street ride if I adjust the spring rates right.
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Ok, so looking at the 13.5 F & R, I guess I would like 12.5 drop for F & R and hopefully, I would still have a decent street ride if I adjust the spring rates right.
12.5 up front is really iffy for ride quality. You need quite a lot more spring to cover for the huge loss of travel. Think 700lbs, instead of 400-450.
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Ok, I guess the cool thing is you can experiment until you get it right...
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