I have a 1990 e30 318i which is riding too high at the front.
According to my measurements it is 25mm higher at the arches than dad's 320i touring.
It's got the thin (38mm?) struts. My previous 318i Saloon had "thick" struts, with 45mm inserts. That rode at the correct height. The struts were not standard i think.
I'm not sure if these struts are right. the thin 38 mm shocks are the correct shocks for the car, but these struts could be wrong (came with the car) - I have 45mm struts from a wrecked
318i touring, and could fit them (and buy 45mm shocks :wink )
I dont want a lowered ride height, and don't want invalid insurance/ a modified vehicle (costs enough as it is!) - what i want is for it to be right.
When we fitted the replacement shocks (thin 38mm shocks) we measured the extended length of all the shocks (new, old, scrap) and they all extend to the same length.
The gist is: what would make it 25mm too high? is there an easy way to check if the springs are correct? is there long and short struts?
oh, and visual checks with other parked e30 318i's show mine is considerably higher - it's not just the 320 that's lower... but the 320 is the only one i've actually measured.