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      12-02-2014, 02:13 PM   #1
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Strut/Wheel Clearance - KW Street Comfort vs Stock?

Hello all. I am looking at lowering my car. I have an e92 335i with stock sport suspension. I am running 20x9 up front, and 20x10.5 rear +5mm spacer as it rubbed a tiny bit during compression. Offsets not shared by company, so I don't know what they are.

My question is this: Will KW Street Comfort coilovers need more or less strut clearance than stock? Rear ride height is okay, but front is too much for me right now. I want to lower it and maintain stock like ride quality.

As a side note, I just ordered an m3 control arm kit for the front and m3 guide rod kit for rear. THey needed replaced, so I figured I would upgrade. Don't know how much this will change things. (Front doesn't I know for sure.)

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KW strut tubes are the same diameter as oem, but if you lower the front the KW adjustable spring perch may rub the inside of your front tires. My KW spring perch is positioned just above the front tires but my front isn't super low and my tires are 235/40-18.
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How much are you looking to drop? I got a 1/2" drop up front when going with lowering perches; even with using the factory rubber isolator.
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Thanks guys. I have about 8mm clearance from the stock strut tune up front. Just trying to avoid causing a bunch of issues while attempting to improve the stance.
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It all depends on what your front wheel offset is. If its et31 or less, you should be OK. Otherwise you might need a 5mm spacer.

FYI. I have 245/35R19 tires on 8.5" et35 rims with KW S/C with no issues.
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^that is reassuring. I think I should be good to go then. Thanks! -P
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