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      07-02-2009, 01:11 PM   #23
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forget realoem pictures, if you see the part in person, the hole in the lower control arm does not have a suitable flat strong surface to hold the adjuster, i know what you are saying but with these control arms on the e90/92/93 it is not a good place to have the adjuster unless it is like the hr that is shaped to form to the control arm and has the bottom half that screws onto it from the bottom to secure it from wobbling around and eventually wearing out the contol arm hole or causing stress cracks.
I agree 110%.... RealOEM pics are not very clear and the hole in the lower control arm is not a suitable flat surface. Plus, it would be almost impossible to adjust them sitting down there anyway. OP, they are def installed wrong and upside down. Take it back to the shop and have them fix it for you.
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      07-02-2009, 01:20 PM   #24
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forget realoem pictures, if you see the part in person, the hole in the lower control arm does not have a suitable flat strong surface to hold the adjuster, i know what you are saying but with these control arms on the e90/92/93 it is not a good place to have the adjuster unless it is like the hr that is shaped to form to the control arm and has the bottom half that screws onto it from the bottom to secure it from wobbling around and eventually wearing out the contol arm hole or causing stress cracks.
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I agree 110%.... RealOEM pics are not very clear and the hole in the lower control arm is not a suitable flat surface. Plus, it would be almost impossible to adjust them sitting down there anyway. OP, they are def installed wrong and upside down. Take it back to the shop and have them fix it for you.
Finally some people that are on the same page as me and know what I am talking about
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thats all very simple to make sure its installed correctly!
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      07-09-2009, 04:35 PM   #27
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My H&Rs adjuster sat in the 'cup' on the bottom of suspension arm (e36) and i almost installed my KW V2's the same way on my e92 until i noticed that the adjuster didnít sit tightly in the bottom 'cup' and on top of that, it would be next to impossible to adjust to height due to the fact that it adjuster sits too low inside the suspension arm to easily adjust it.
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      07-29-2009, 12:12 AM   #28
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I can POSITIVELY confirm that the placement of the perch those make a difference.
mine was on the bottom too. the problem is that the cup those not sit flush with the hole in the arm so when you hit a pothole or a big dip the perch moves making noise and potentially deforming the aluminum arm.
sexye you were correct
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I can POSITIVELY confirm that the placement of the perch those make a difference.
mine was on the bottom too. the problem is that the cup those not sit flush with the hole in the arm so when you hit a pothole or a big dip the perch moves making noise and potentially deforming the aluminum arm.
sexye you were correct
thanks man. hope you had that corrected.
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Ok had my rear springs properly installed with the perch on top.
It turns out that when you do this it really drops the car, before the instaler had to remove a ring to get the car lower, now I had to raised about 1.25 inch to get it to where it was before. no more noises
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nice drop what kind of coils are those.
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