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      11-30-2013, 01:55 PM   #1
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why doesnt my e90 sit even with coilovers?

hello everyone i installed bc coilvers about 2 weeks ago and after i drie the car for about 2 weeks to let the springs sit in i noticed the rear passenger side is higher than the driver passenger.. took of wheel and tried to adjust/lower more. drove it again for a cople days but it just does sit even. this is only from the rear? any ideas?
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I believe it is the weight from the gas tank so when you are full of gas then it sits properly but when your tank is empty, it will look lopsided. I had same issue so I lowered my right rear a lot.
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I believe it is the weight from the gas tank so when you are full of gas then it sits properly but when your tank is empty, it will look lopsided. I had same issue so I lowered my right rear a lot.
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Why? This is why you need to get things done professionally. In my opinion you are barking up the wrong tree by just guessing that it is level. I had mine adjusted professionally from a place that does Ferrari, Porsche, BMW, you name it. You could end up costing yourself a lot of money in the long run by being cheap.
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If you can count threads and/or use a tape measure you can adjust ride height. THEN get an alignment after its adjusted and settled. Unless you are getting corner balanced (which requires you to sit in the car, specialized weighing equipment and little regard for aesthetics) all your paying for is wrench turning. You aren't paying for ANY professional expertise as there is none for basic "put it where I like it" adjustments.
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      12-04-2013, 08:03 AM   #6
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I have the same issue on my kw v2s. Its the make of the car. Its just more glaring once you lower the car, as opposed to the stock suspension. If you want it levelled just lower more on the rear passenger side.
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Why? This is why you need to get things done professionally. In my opinion you are barking up the wrong tree by just guessing that it is level. I had mine adjusted professionally from a place that does Ferrari, Porsche, BMW, you name it. You could end up costing yourself a lot of money in the long run by being cheap.
Its like you're telling me, "this is why I have light bulbs on my bed lamp changed by professionals. I paid some guy $100+ an hour to come in and take out the old bulb and put in a new one".

Seriously, changing out coil overs is about that easy....but will take more time. Adjusting it is even easier.
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