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#1 (permalink) Old 10-06-2006, 11:42 PM
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Rear Tilt

I know, the title seems odd. If you look at the rear of my car, the right side sits higher then the left side. This was something I noticed before I swapped out suspension components and it still does it. I just did the subframe bushings as well and still have it. Is it possible that the rear trailing arm bushings are causing this? As far as I know they are original and I intend to swap them out. Any help would be great.
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Not odd at all, many people have the same problem but can't pinpoint it.

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egk, I posted this over at BF and didn't get very far. E30tech had a little more insight. You obviuosly have a lot of experience with these cars, is it possible it could be due to lack of a factory battery? I'm sure BMW factored that in to the suspension geometry and am thinking that aftermarket batteries don't weigh as much?

BTW, you have created an amazing car. Glad to see you are on these forums as well. Things seem a little more civil over here.
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Nah, I have a factory battery in my car and it is a hair lower on the left,
subframe bushing are still good, spring pads are new, springs are new, rsm's new, etc..., I had an e36 that rubbed only on the left rear as well , I just live with it, only I notice it.

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