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Re: Bilsteins are in, but car has lifted a bit... (archive)

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Posted by Jim Hodel on February 10, 2000 at 23:26:37:

In Reply to: Bilsteins are in, but car has lifted a bit... posted by PM3 on February 10, 2000 at 21:02:44:

: Hmmm, I can't say specifically relative to your M3, although I have experienced varying ride height measurments from different modifications in a variety of cars.

I did have a increase in ride height on an Alfa from the installation of Bilsteins. Also, be sure to drive the car for awhile and re-measure the ride height several times. It is sometimes difficult to produce consistent measurements. Have you verified that you have a level place to measure the car?

I hope this helps. I used a level and some vinyl tiles to create a level spot in my garage in order to fuss with ride heights.


Is it me or does the car get higher? Looks like it lifted about .5". Anyways, the rears looked as if they settled a bit (could be my imagination, don't know if shocks 'settle')..I did the rears on Sunday myself, and they were fine the next day (plus I went to a 5mm spring pad from the 10mm one that I had in [stock is 7.5mm]). Anyways, will the car settle at all? Any ideas? Thanks, PM3
: PS, They are installed with EIBACHS.

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