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Old 03-28-2011, 03:10 PM   #1
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What's Up With My Rear Trailing Arms?

Hey guys,

I started installing a coilover system on my 92 325i (build date 5/91, which i think may have something to do with this).

When installing the rear springs, I noticed a very large difference between the cars in the online guides I had been using, and mine.

The coilover adjusters are supposed to be installed -through- the hole in the trailing arm.... well, the holes appear to be large enough to insert the adjusters in everybody elses' car, but mine has piddly little 1/2" bolt holes that the adjuster cannot come even close to fitting through.

I don't want to drill out my trailing arm, can't see that having positive results, but if I install the adjusters both inside, I won't be able to reach them with the wrench to adjust ride height.

Anybody have any insight?
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Old 03-29-2011, 09:01 PM   #2
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Maybe fool around with a preset, adjust the drop on both then bolt it in, lower, see if you like it then adjust. Might make it a bit of a pain to adjust but i only change my height twice a yr or so, whenever i switchover tires. Sorry i cant be of much help. Worst case you might be able to swap RTA's? Anyone else?
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Old 03-29-2011, 11:01 PM   #3
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Post a pic of your issue if you would please. I had no problems with my C/Os at all, so I'm not picturing what you're asking. I'm sure it doesn't help that I've been awake 20 hours at this point.


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