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      08-17-2012, 01:35 PM   #23
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Thanks Mart.

Good spot, I am on square setup wheels (9.5JX4) but staggered rubber. sounds silly, but works brilliantly.

I guess I need proper geo now. I am giving it two weeks time and then taking it for geo.
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And once car is settled possibly 10mm rear spacers + rolled fenders.
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I am getting weird noise only when I go down from speed bumps and my speed > 20MPH.
Sound is like shocks are reaching their limit (inner range) and pressure is going on bump stops. My mate has driven this on speed bump (while I watched) and I can confirm that wheels are not touching wheel arches, and it is down to shocks / bump stops.
I am not sure what is happening down there, but I will get this checked by professionals in few months.
Sam, before you go too far,I'd take off your front wheel spacers and then see if you experience the rubbing,looking at the last pic you've posted I'd be amazed if the tyre doesn't catch somewhere on the arch.

Do you get any rubbing when turning?
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Sam, before you go too far,I'd take off your front wheel spacers and then see if you experience the rubbing,looking at the last pic you've posted I'd be amazed if the tyre doesn't catch somewhere on the arch.

Do you get any rubbing when turning?
Thanks mate. I have no spacers at all. Front need proper geo. And I have 9.5J all over.
Zero rubbing on turns or when passing over speed bumps. The gaps goes down minimum to 3-4 mm on max loading but zero rubbing.

I guess sound is from shocks when they reach their inner limits and load goes more on shock bumps. But this is guess mate.

Any other suggestions?
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And I have 9.5J all over.
Ohh!............and the offsets are?
Front tyre size?
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      08-17-2012, 02:05 PM   #28
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What shocks are you running? M sport? Are they new or worn?
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looks good mate! liking the stance!

what tyres set up have you got on there?
as I have a square set up OZ on mine at the moment.

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Sam, before you go too far,I'd take off your front wheel spacers and then see if you experience the rubbing,looking at the last pic you've posted I'd be amazed if the tyre doesn't catch somewhere on the arch.

Do you get any rubbing when turning?
Mate, after reading you post, I went out and checked again with my mate.
My friend drove >20 MPH over speed bump and front wheels hit wheel arches.

And that produced the sound I was referring to.
So sound was not from shocks, but wheels hitting on front arches.

If he drives <12-15MPH, then its all good.


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Ohh!............and the offsets are?
Front tyre size?
9.5J, 30 offsets all fours.

Fronts are 235/ 35 /19
Rears are 265 / 30 / 19


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looks good mate! liking the stance!

what tyres set up have you got on there?
as I have a square set up OZ on mine at the moment.

Cheers
sam
Thanks Sam.

Fronts are 235/ 35 /19
Rears are 265 / 30/ 19


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What shocks are you running? M sport? Are they new or worn?
Mart they are M sport shocks taken out of 2011 (was on 4K). Shocks were like brand new with all tags, clean and nice. Even bump stoppers were like new and had their normal yellow colour.
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Liking the drop from the springs, good result there!

However:

1. Why on earth are you running staggered tyres on non-staggered wheels?
2. Your front wheels look way, way too far out - hence the rubbing you've discovered. Geo setup won't change that. I'd very seriously consider changng the front wheels completely, they just don't fit

Is an 8.5J version available?
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Liking the drop from the springs, good result there!

However:

1. Why on earth are you running staggered tyres on non-staggered wheels?
2. Your front wheels look way, way too far out - hence the rubbing you've discovered. Geo setup won't change that. I'd very seriously consider changng the front wheels completely, they just don't fit

Is an 8.5J version available?
Yup, can get 8.5J. It was experiment (though expensive) and does not make sense having staggered tyres on squared wheels. I had few discussions on wheels forums and finally bought this setup.

I did not like 8.5J as they were not concave enough at fronts. My last option would be to go for 8.5J.

How about negative camber?

Has anybody tried it here? I have read about inner part of tyres wearing out quickly, but I can afford that on the expense of aggressive looks.
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To get enough negative camber to tuck your wheels inside the arches, you'd have to be virtually running on the corners of the tyres - I don't think it would be safe even if it was possible.
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Go F1 style lol
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To get enough negative camber to tuck your wheels inside the arches, you'd have to be virtually running on the corners of the tyres - I don't think it would be safe even if it was possible.
Thanks mate.
Will sell these in couple of months. They are ideal setup for track days on M3, although fronts can take wider rubber.
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thats a perfect stance
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Drop looks spot on bud!
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3 Weeks down the line Review:

I had updated my car with nearly new M sports suspension couple of months ago. So springs, struts and bump stops were nearly new.

I was not happy with aesthetics of M sports suspension therefore I added Eibach Sportsline Springs to M sports suspension.

As I mentioned earlier, I felts that my car was less springy compared to OEM M sports suspension.

However I have sat in 06 and 07 M sport E90 320d and both were smoother compared to mine. Both were on 19 and infact one of them was on RFTs as well.
I could not figure out why their car were smoother? Were they smoother due to worn out bump stops, settled springs or worn struts or was there any other reason?

All in all in terms of comfort, Eibach Sportsline are very much like M sports suspension of E90 320i however you get decent drop on them.

I have a little more drop in 2-3 weeks as I have to be carefull now not to hit lower part of front bumper when I am parking in supermarket bays. Simple solution, park it in reverse!


Boring part ends here and interesting part (photo)


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Car looks excellent mate, gotta say thats prob the perfect drop
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Car looks excellent mate, gotta say thats prob the perfect drop
Thanks mate.

Where about are you in Essex?
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Im Wickford, where are you based?
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Im Wickford, where are you based?
Grays.

Never seen your car around. Someday, if I see you car, I will be flashing on you
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Grays.

Never seen your car around. Someday, if I see you car, I will be flashing on you

hahaha

there seems to be a few of us around the Essex area, we should have a mini meet.
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