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      05-31-2006, 02:07 AM   #1
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h&r, eibach, vogtland, etc springs owners... height survey

interested to see how various aftermarket springs have lowered our e90's. let's do a survey similar to this: http://www.bmwdiy.info/suspension-survey/index.html

measure from bottom edge of the fender arch to the center of the wheel emblem in inches, like as seen in the picture below.


(HRC, hope you don't mind me using your pic.)

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- LF:
- RF:
- LR:
- RR:

thanks for your participation!!
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even though my car has stock sport suspension, i'll start it off...

model: 325i
year: 2006
spring company: stock bmw
spring model: stock bmw zsp (sport package)
shock company: stock bmw
shock model: stock bmw zsp (sport package)
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- LF: 14.50"
- RF: 14.38"
- LR: 13.75"
- RR: 13.75"
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No Problem Rob! I will measure when I can and post my results!

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Originally Posted by shragon
even though my car has stock sport suspension, i'll start it off...

model: 325i
year: 2006
spring company: stock bmw
spring model: stock bmw zsp (sport package)
shock company: stock bmw
shock model: stock bmw zsp (sport package)
measurements
- LF: 14.50"
- RF: 14.38"
- LR: 13.75"
- RR: 13.75"
how comes your RF is diff ? maybe the tires under inflated
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how comes your RF is diff ? maybe the tires under inflated
going by the link i posted in the first post, measurements from the bottom edge of the fender arch to the center of the wheel emblem "...are taken in this manner to account for any deviations due to wheel/tire sizes, tire pressures, or ability to measure to true ground." going by past experience, most suspensions will not have perfect heights and can be slightly off. the difference between 14.38" (14 3/8") and 14.50" is just 1/8 of an inch (~ 3mm).


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No Problem Rob! I will measure when I can and post my results!

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model: 330i
year: 2006
spring company: H&R
spring model: Sports
shock company: Stock ZSP
shock model: as above
measurements
- LF: 13 3/8. . .(13.4) Inches
- RF: 13 5/16. .(13.3) "
- LR: 13. . . . . .(13.0) "
- RR: 13. . . . . .(13.0) "
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Cool thread! Someone post a non-ZSP 330i so I can see the difference in my stock 330xi.

I'll post my 330xi when I get a chance so others can see, too.
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keep 'em coming!
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- LF:13/4/16=13.25in
- RF:13/4/16=13.25in
- LR:12/15/16=12.93in
- RR:12/13/16=12.81in
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thanks guys for taking the time!
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thanks guys for taking the time!
Rob, we measure tomorrow?

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model:325i
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spring company:KW
spring model:V3
shock company:KW
shock model:V3
measurements
- LF:13.5"
- RF:13.5"
- LR:13.5"
- RR:13.5"

thats what my garage dude told me...ill measure later since i got to raise my xenons anyways so ill correct them
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model: 330i
year: 2006
spring company: H&R
spring model: Sports
shock company: Stock Sport
shock model: Stock Sport
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- LF: 13"
- RF: 13"
- LR: 12 1/2"
- RR: 12 5/8"
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sweet! thanks for the responses!
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Here you go....

model:330i
year:2006
spring company:Vogtland
spring model: red violet sport
shock company:Koni
shock model:FSD
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- LF:13"
- RF:13"
- LR:13"
- RR:13"
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thanks for the replies fellas!
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I think we should do it again with different air pressures or would that not make a difference?
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^ going by the original link...

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The measurements in the table below are from the bottom edge of the fender arch to the center of the wheel emblem. They are taken in this manner to account for any deviations due to wheel/tire sizes, tire pressures, or ability to measure to true ground.
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ksfrogman & ini both have 2 exact same cars, same suspension setup, same h&r sports and difference is considerable.

- LF: 13 vs 13.4
- RF: 13 vs 13.3
- LR: 12.5 vs 13.0
- RR: 12.6 vs 13.0

Did you guys make sure the ground level is even? no uphill or downhill?
Can you two specify how many miles you put on those H&R sports?
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ksfrogman & ini both have 2 exact same cars, same suspension setup, same h&r sports and difference is considerable.

- LF: 13 vs 13.4
- RF: 13 vs 13.3
- LR: 12.5 vs 13.0
- RR: 12.6 vs 13.0

Did you guys make sure the ground level is even? no uphill or downhill?
Can you two specify how many miles you put on those H&R sports?
You are measuring to the center of your emblem right?
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updated my car with h&r sport springs...

model: 325i
year: 2006
spring company: h&r
spring model: sport
shock company: stock bmw
shock model: stock bmw zsp (sport package)
measurements
- LF: 13.00"
- RF: 13.00"
- LR: 13.13"
- RR: 13.25"
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- LF:15 1/16
- RF:14 7/8
- LR:14 7/16
- RR:14 1/2

after H&R sport set:

model:330xi
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spring company:H&R
spring model:Sport 50494
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- LF:14 3/16
- RF:14 1/16
- LR:13 1/8
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