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      10-02-2008, 01:56 PM   #1
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KW V3 Height Adjustment Post Install?

I just had my KW V3s installed on my 335xi and the rear is set a little low for my tastes. Anyone know how easy/hard it is to change the height setting? Is something that can be done without taking to a shop?
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It's fairly simple.

Lift car, take of wheels, use (included") spanner wrenches to adjust the height. make sure you count the number of turns or threads you adjust by so that you can do the same for the other side.
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Sounds easy....but

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It's fairly simple.

Lift car, take of wheels, use (included") spanner wrenches to adjust the height. make sure you count the number of turns or threads you adjust by so that you can do the same for the other side.

My suspension didn't come with the wrench! : Anyone know the size of the wrench so I can go buy one?

Also, is it obvious where to make the adjustment?

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It's fairly simple.

Lift car, take of wheels, use (included") spanner wrenches to adjust the height. make sure you count the number of turns or threads you adjust by so that you can do the same for the other side.
After doing this, do you need a new alignment?
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      10-02-2008, 08:28 PM   #6
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Found the wrenchs...

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My suspension didn't come with the wrench! : Anyone know the size of the wrench so I can go buy one?

Also, is it obvious where to make the adjustment?

Thanks
...now just need to figure out where on the suspension where to use them...
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My rear is not low enough on my V2's and won't go lower for some reason.

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how did it not come with a wrench..
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OK, so I went ahead and pulled a wheel off to give the ride height adjustment a shot. I easily identified where to use the supplied wrench and got to cranking. Easy, right? Wrong. What I quickly discovered is that the theaded portion rotates right along with the part that the wrench cranks on. There didn't seem to be any way to "anchor" the threaded part to prevent rotation.

Anyone else face this problem? How did you resolve it?

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      10-14-2008, 12:11 PM   #10
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U need 2 of the same wrench. My kit came with 2 wrenches. One to do the adjustment and the other to hold the opposite part.
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      10-15-2008, 08:22 AM   #11
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Yes.. you need to use both wrenches to be able to adjust the height. There should be two rings, one where the spring sits on, and the other to hold this tight..

2 wrenches are neccessary, ususally they are slightly different diameters..
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