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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, Mar-12-2010, 01:57:21 AM   #11
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Default Me too...

I had the same problem a month ago after turning around in a parking lot on a slight grade. It only rubbed for a brief moment and hasn't happened since.

FWIW, I am installing RE Wheel Spacers 10mm rear/ 15mm front to completely avoid this problem from ever happening again (plus it looks great!).

Here's my original post:

Let me know if you ever establish root cause and what your corrective actions are...

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Old Wed, Sep-24-2014, 04:59:25 PM   #12
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Default Re: Front tire rubbing lower spring pad

Hey guys sorry to hijack this thread but i have a similar problem. My car was originally lowered so i re installed the stock suspension. After completion i go to install my tires and the passenger side tire does not fit. It is hitting the spring perch. Is it possible i screwed something up? I just re aligned the spring on the orginal markings on the rubber, and made sure the shock was completely seated. It can only go in one way right? The driver side clears but barelly. Also im running 245/40/19 in the front.

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