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Old 03-04-2005, 02:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My question is for the E36 M3 owners....

I have heard from a few friends that own E36 M3's that they have a natural lean to the passanger side when driverless for the purpose of a more equal balance when the driver sits in the car. Is this true?

If it is, then is it true for all E36's? I noticed it today while washing my 328i that there was about 3/4" more space between the tire and the fender on the driver's side than the passanger side giving it a slight, but not very noticable, lean to the passanger side.

Just curious.....

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It's true most BMW's lean to the right, but some E36 snap rear coil springs worth having a quick look M3 springs are normally OK
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I was noticing my car had a slight lean to the right as well when there was no one in this. If this is true (that it is just to balance the driver), that makes me much more happy. I thought there might be shock problems - but for both on one side that would sound weird; especially without recalling having hit any nasty potholes.
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