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Can someone answer me this......

Why is the passenger rear quarter panel a full 1/2" lower then the driver's rear......I know the battery being there adds a little weight, but not enough to weigh it down an 1/2".......

As you know, I have replaced all my springs, spring shims, shocks, RTAB's, sways & links......

I also heard this is common on the E36....

I am somewhat of a perfectionist.......& very tempted to shim the spring to even it out........

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So when you sit in the car it levels out. It's designed that way.

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So when you sit in the car it levels out. It's designed that way.
Thanks.......I figured that much, when "I" sit in the car.....so, what happens when I have a passenger too? Back to square one......

Visually it's really not a problem......but since I staggered my wheels & had the quarters rolled, the passenger rear tire rubs slightly on the right outer edge of the quarter...... only on hard excelleration........


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It's not the ultimate passenger machine lol. Same reason the cup holders suck. If it bothers you and is causing issues I'd just shim it like you said.

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It's not the ultimate passenger machine lol. Same reason the cup holders suck. If it bothers you and is causing issues I'd just shim it like you said.
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Thanks again....SHAHAB.....that's what I am going to do......


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I'm impressed that you even noticed! How'd you do that?
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I'm impressed that you even noticed! How'd you do that?
Like I said, I am somewhat of a perfectionist.......plus I just wondered why only the passenger rear tire was rubbing on hard excelleration & not both rear tires......so I got my tape measure & measured from the bottom outside edge of the right rear quarter panel to the top of the rear wheel.....did the same on the other side, then came up with the 1/2" difference in the two........

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that was happening to me too!! what kind of suspension do you have on the car? i had a set of koni and the right side passenger rear was always rubbing for some odd reason. So i got tired and bought me a set of KW shocks and springs and it leveled out. some cheap springs and shocks are probably your problem i bet.

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