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      02-18-2013, 08:19 PM   #44
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Drives: E90 ///M
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Aloha State

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Finally put in some wrench time on the E46 ...

Installed the KW V2 coilovers on all four

Replaced the front upper spring pad

After the install I noticed the rears were a little low and felt stiffer ... Did some research and found out that you could use E36 rear upper spring pads to replace the stock E46 lower spring pads. I decided to switch them out cause the E36 pads are 15mm thick compared to the stock E46 at 5mm. The end result was more adjustable range in height and more even stress distribution on the cast arm.

Installed 18" Advan RGII (18x9 et22 & 18x10 et25) ... Need to get them repainted (long story)
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