Click to go to Forum Home Click to go to maXbimmer Home

Go Back   maXbimmer Forums > maXimum Tech > 3 Series > E46 (1998 - 2005)
User Name
Password


Welcome to Maxbimmer.com!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 02-22-2004, 12:37 AM   #1
E46coupe
E92 M3
 
E46coupe's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Mississauga
Posts: 894
rear height..

hey guys do you think my rear looks to high. I droped the car using uuc and took some shots the other day. Can the rear springs be improperly installed?
Attached Images
File Type: jpg bmw 328ci 001.jpg (262.5 KB, 169 views)
E46coupe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2004, 08:55 AM   #2
Bliss
Administrator
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Burlington, On
Posts: 3,326
They look fine to me...although i'm not sure how much of a drop the UUC springs are supposed to give, but it looks about right by comparing it to the front.

Also, remember that the springs need time to settle a little bit.
__________________


For maXbimmer decals, please email info@maxbimmer.com
Bliss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2004, 11:10 AM   #3
E46
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: toronto
Posts: 151
are they the uuc v2 ?
__________________

2002 325Xi Sport Wagon
www.europrojektz.com - Europrojektz Northwest
E46 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2004, 03:36 PM   #4
E46coupe
E92 M3
 
E46coupe's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Mississauga
Posts: 894
ya there v2's
__________________

Space Grey,Fox Red,DCT,EDC,Swift Springs,Carbon Fiber Roof,Diffuser,Splitters,Carbon Mirrors,M Performance Exhaust,ZCP Wheels,Caron Fiber Roof,15/12.5 spacers
E46coupe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2004, 04:31 PM   #5
Mystikal
Moderator/Event-Coordinator
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Stance
Posts: 12,845
How long have they been mounted? Give them at least a month to settle into their proper height, as Bliss pointed out.
__________________

@stancejay
Mystikal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2004, 04:35 PM   #6
SpoolinS6
6th Gear Member
 
SpoolinS6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Canada
Posts: 6,537
they will sag over time
so wat bliss said is right
or depending which lowering spring you also bought man ! if it was a slam spring or just a tuck spring ........
__________________
2000 Jetta tdi Bagged
1995 Audi S6
HI BOOST
SpoolinS6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2004, 05:02 PM   #7
E46coupe
E92 M3
 
E46coupe's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Mississauga
Posts: 894
well it's been a about 2 months but the car has been sitting in the garage for the most part of it. is it possible that the rear springs are not fitted or installed upside down...??
__________________

Space Grey,Fox Red,DCT,EDC,Swift Springs,Carbon Fiber Roof,Diffuser,Splitters,Carbon Mirrors,M Performance Exhaust,ZCP Wheels,Caron Fiber Roof,15/12.5 spacers
E46coupe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2004, 08:47 PM   #8
Bliss
Administrator
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Burlington, On
Posts: 3,326
Quote:
Originally posted by b1ewch79
well it's been a about 2 months but the car has been sitting in the garage for the most part of it. is it possible that the rear springs are not fitted or installed upside down...??
If i can remember correctly, you can't fit the rears upside down, someone correct me if im wrong. If your car is just sitting without driving it, the springs won't settle. You need to drive it in order for them to settle properly.

I personally think it LOOKS ok. Unless you're hearing noises, and feel that they aren't installed properly, i wouldn't worry about it. The H&R race springs are MUCH higher than that in the rear for the E46's. The lowest drop in the rear for the E46's that i have seen with only springs are the Eibachs.
__________________


For maXbimmer decals, please email info@maxbimmer.com
Bliss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2004, 03:23 AM   #9
E46
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: toronto
Posts: 151
V2 springs dont sit that high, even if they need time to settle they wont drop that much more.

Theres something wrong.


Intrax supersport's has a pretty crazy rear drop too.
__________________

2002 325Xi Sport Wagon
www.europrojektz.com - Europrojektz Northwest
E46 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2004, 03:28 AM   #10
E46coupe
E92 M3
 
E46coupe's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Mississauga
Posts: 894
what could be wrong. the box said springs for e46 sedan or coupe. and they are v.2. this is another pic of v.2's same set up. do you think it looks the same
__________________

Space Grey,Fox Red,DCT,EDC,Swift Springs,Carbon Fiber Roof,Diffuser,Splitters,Carbon Mirrors,M Performance Exhaust,ZCP Wheels,Caron Fiber Roof,15/12.5 spacers
E46coupe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2004, 03:35 AM   #11
E46coupe
E92 M3
 
E46coupe's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Mississauga
Posts: 894
pic

..
Attached Images
File Type: jpg img_0005.jpg (222.5 KB, 124 views)
E46coupe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2004, 03:36 AM   #12
E46coupe
E92 M3
 
E46coupe's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Mississauga
Posts: 894
older version v1's
Attached Images
File Type: jpg tint.jpg (140.0 KB, 121 views)
E46coupe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2004, 01:07 PM   #13
E46
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: toronto
Posts: 151
oops, sorry i was thinking about the V1 in my last post

your drop looks the same as the uuc pics so i guess nothings wrong

the v2 sit pretty high in the rear
__________________

2002 325Xi Sport Wagon
www.europrojektz.com - Europrojektz Northwest
E46 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2004, 06:35 AM   #14
pip328
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Mississauga
Posts: 231
Send a message via ICQ to pip328
Re: rear height..

Quote:
Originally posted by b1ewch79
hey guys do you think my rear looks to high. I droped the car using uuc and took some shots the other day. Can the rear springs be improperly installed?
I like it as it is. It's good. The silver coupe before in my opinion is too low.
__________________
pip328 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2004, 07:16 AM   #15
Jase
twisted beyond reason
 
Jase's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Chatham
Posts: 3,281
Send a message via MSN to Jase
some springs are different front and rear. the back would be naturally higher. looks good to me
__________________
Jase is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:01 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Maxbimmer Copyright 2001 - 2014