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      08-13-2020, 08:44 PM   #1
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2008 335xi: How do I raise the back end? Bilstein B6 and Dinan springs

Shocks / struts were blown out, decided to replace them with Bilstein B6s. Front end raised from 26.5 to 27, back end was at a 2 finger wheel gap, I know a very accurate description, and stayed there.

Did not like the front raised so much so replaced springs with Dinan -.5 front and 0/ no change in the back. Front settled at about 26.75 but the back end settled about .25 inch at first and now is probably down .5 inch lower. How do I raise the back end up a bit?

I know Dinan recommends Koni shocks.
I did not use the Dinan handling kit.

Bilsteins felt great alone, springs made it so much better but more aggressive/rougher, probably have 250 miles so far and still need an alignment.

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      08-14-2020, 07:49 AM   #2
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You may be able to use an adjustable spring perch but xi is suppose to have front rake

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Solo-Werks-....c100677.m4598
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      08-26-2020, 11:08 AM   #3
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Did you install the spacers on top of the springs in the rear?
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      08-26-2020, 03:03 PM   #4
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Dang that looks good. Why would you wanna raise it?
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      08-26-2020, 04:40 PM   #5
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You may be able to use an adjustable spring perch but xi is suppose to have front rake

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Solo-Werks-....c100677.m4598
Thank you for this info. BC racing also sells perches for $100.

I have not even purchased parts yet, but itís on the to do list.

Reason for wanting to raise is I decided not to lower the car to preserve ride quality and just want it back to stockish, 1/2 inch higher, since the front is pretty high.

So far love the new suspension set up and stiffer springs are a must. Hoping to find someone with coils and see what their ride quality is like for future reference.
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      09-06-2020, 07:12 PM   #6
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Well perches are not going to work wth the Dinan springs, need to be flat. Who knows the spring rate? Lol
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      09-08-2020, 11:01 PM   #7
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Can you throw an extra spring pad on the top or bottom of the springs? Some dense rubber about 0.25" thick (loaded) should get you about 0.5" ride height increase
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