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Old 03-04-2005, 11:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hi all, this is my first time on here so i hope this question is in the right etc! i am the proud owner of an e36 320i se auto and despite taking my vehicle to several bmw specialists i still have not been able to resolve the unequal ride height on the rear of my vehicle. the front appears fine and the car is on standard shocks that were replaced a couple of years ago. however the right hand rear of the car sits lower than the left. thanks in advance for any advice and i hope this is not too much of a silly question!
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well, to the forums...

about your problem.. do u know id your springs are coil overs.. because that could be the very easy fix
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Old 03-04-2005, 12:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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hi thanks for replying, no i am pretty sure that the shocks are just the standard items as i am aware that coilovers are often adjustable and you can tailor the ride height to what you want. i have a feeling it could be some of the bushes on the rear of the vehicle but i suppose i am wondering if its a common generic fault on the e36?apart from a couple of minor niggles the car is ultra clean and is without doubt the best car i have owned.
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hi thanks for replying, no i am pretty sure that the shocks are just the standard items as i am aware that coilovers are often adjustable and you can tailor the ride height to what you want. i have a feeling it could be some of the bushes on the rear of the vehicle but i suppose i am wondering if its a common generic fault on the e36?apart from a couple of minor niggles the car is ultra clean and is without doubt the best car i have owned.
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According to www.mwerks.com's FAQ on the E36, they have a natural lean when driverless. However they do not expound on this statement. Now I'm wondering about my car (325I).
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Old 03-04-2005, 02:08 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thats funny because I was out washing my car on this gorgeous day and noticed that my 328i had a little lean to the passanger side...not by more than 3/4" or so but I have also heard that the E36 M3 had a natural lean when driverless...but was not too sure about mine. I will have to do some more research with the M3 owners to find out.

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Thats funny because I was out washing my car on this gorgeous day and noticed that my 328i had a little lean to the passanger side...not by more than 3/4" or so but I have also heard that the E36 M3 had a natural lean when driverless...but was not too sure about mine. I will have to do some more research with the M3 owners to find out.

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So it will be level when the driver gets in? Just a guess.
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Thats funny because I was out washing my car on this gorgeous day and noticed that my 328i had a little lean to the passanger side...not by more than 3/4" or so but I have also heard that the E36 M3 had a natural lean when driverless...but was not too sure about mine.* I will have to do some more research with the M3 owners to find out.

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So it will be level when the driver gets in? Just a guess.
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Another guess. A heavy battery in the right rear?
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I'm not too sure...I thought about the battery, but you also have all the driver's shit on the left side.
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maybe its just a shot spring....
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thanks for the comments, wow thats a nice saloon you have there! mine is not too different looks wise except its arctic grey in colour and runs on different 17" rims. i have fitted clear lenses all round and a discreet boot spoiler but im not going mad with the exterior changes as i like how it looks now. im in the uk so maybe the lean on the car is to balance out the camber all our roads have due to all the rain! i have heard that m3's have a natural lean from the factory. the car is in the garage next week so maybe ill find out whats going on? i know its only a tiny thing but im very obsessive regarding my rides and like everything to be right.
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