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      07-01-2009, 02:08 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by The HACK View Post
Really? Unless the E9X platform has a completely redesigned rear suspension, and from the pictures it does not look like it, almost all the so-called "coil-over" rear suspensions I've seen for BMWs can be installed one way or another, meaning the spring orientation does not matter, and the ride height adjuster can be installed on the bottom or top. Unless the springs are progressive coils with one end wider than the other (which I've yet to see on the rears of any 3 series), it's impossible to install them upside down.
I am with you, the E30/E36/E46 that I have seen and worked on have had the adjustable perch on the bottom? Unless the spring or perch unseats or moves around as it is now, I don't think its the end of the world.

But if you have the time, and the shop is standing by their work (which they should) might as well get it installed as the manufacturer designed them to be. And based on the posts already I guess that is with the perch on top.