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      08-30-2007, 10:31 PM   #1
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One More Coilover and Ride Height Question

Can anyone who drives a 2007 335i Sedan tell me which of the following coilovers, Bilstein PSS9's or KW's, offers the most height adjustment once installed.

I'm having a hard time determining the following:

Where exactly the car will sit after they are installed BUT before any height adjustments are actually made. Some say 1/4'', some say 1/2'', etc.

The reason I'm asking is that recently I had an off brand installed, and even at the highest setting my car was too low.

I recently talked to a shop who said that PSS9's and or KW's are going to give me the same problem, even at the highest setting...

However, I've read a few posts on this board that say just the opposite. That after installation, the car can either be raised to a stock height or lowered for a more "slammed" look.

I know every car sits differently so I'm really hoping to hear from 07' 335i sedan owners.

Thanks again, and sorry if this is too similar to my previous post but I'm still new to aftermarket stuff and it's all a bit confusing.
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      08-31-2007, 01:49 AM   #2
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I will help this weekend with your question. I suggest that those with the KW and Bilstein, as well as the Tein do the same. I will measure my TCK coilover struts the following way:

I think the measurements should be from the botton of the strut to the starting thread of the coilover Then add the thickness of the two adjustable collars. This will give you the maximum drop or lowest ride height (assuming that the same spring rates are used!) To measure the minimum drop, or highest ride height, you would measure from the bottom of the strut to the top thread of the coilover minus the thickness of the collars.

Any other suggestions are welcomed here. This is good info to have.
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