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looks good on your car! just wondering do you get an alignment after installing coilovers?
Yes. Your camber will be off (negative), so it requires an alignment.





To the original poster, I'd like to see a picture of how low your front adjustment is to achieve the final height pictured here:







My fronts are at their lowest setting and they must be sitting close to or slightly higher than yours! :banghead:

I've already contacted KW and am currently filling out their tech sheet/ sending pictures. Something is wrong!
 

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looks good on your car! just wondering do you get an alignment after installing coilovers?
Thanks!! & Yes, you will need an alignment afterwards.. but normally what people do (or should i say what i do) is wait about a good week or so to allow the coilovers to settle/break in.. then make any final adjustments on height if necessary then get an alignment!
BTW you're car looks good to what color is it???

HEY a little neg camber didnt hurt anyone.... well except for uneven tire wear lol

Yes. Your camber will be off (negative), so it requires an alignment.





To the original poster, I'd like to see a picture of how low your front adjustment is to achieve the final height pictured here:

My fronts are at their lowest setting and they must be sitting close to or slightly higher than yours! :banghead:

I've already contacted KW and am currently filling out their tech sheet/ sending pictures. Something is wrong!



Is this what you were asking for??
the second shot is from a lower perspective thats why it looks like it has massive wheel gap lol

I didnt mess with the height adjustment knob.... so i basically pulled it out of the box and installed them as they came...

but if yours is at the lowest setting and it is at my ride height then i think you should contact KW... because i know their is alot of thread to lower mine at this ride height!

wow i can't believe you let your friend just hang your rotors like that by the brake line :facepalm: not to mention, he probably also broke your auto-leveling arm by doing that lol
LOL.... ooops!!! ill keep that in mind next time i do something in that area!
Live & Learn huh?? lol
 

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I was actually referring to the front strut itself. Was wondering how many more threads you had left to drop is some more. If you say there is a lot more thread, I'll take your word for it.



One more thing. Would it be possible for you to send me a close up image of this picture?






More specifically I am interested in reading the printed number on the front spring itself (in left side of the picture).
 

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The thread should be untouched... we didnt move anything during the install...although i plan on lowering soon so ill post a pic sometime this week..

as for the numbers on the actual front SPRING... it reads:

60-200* 05 VO 12 (thats what the lower one says)

as for the upper numbers it says

20-60-80 5OJ11
 

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The thread should be untouched... we didnt move anything during the install...although i plan on lowering soon so ill post a pic sometime this week..

as for the numbers on the actual front SPRING... it reads:

60-200* 05 VO 12 (thats what the lower one says)

as for the upper numbers it says

20-60-80 5OJ11
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Looking good!!!!

I recently got some ST's myself and installed them a week before Bimmerfest. They really are a great set up!

The thing i love about these coils are that they are just stiff enough to notice a difference from stock but still nice and smooth as stock!
 

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Looking good!!!!

I recently got some ST's myself and installed them a week before Bimmerfest. They really are a great set up!

The thing i love about these coils are that they are just stiff enough to notice a difference from stock but still nice and smooth as stock!
Thanks!!! That why I love em to.. they are perfect for what im doing!!
Your car looks pretty sweeet!! just needs a little drop!! lololol

Great choice. Make sure to wait atleast 300miles before aligning the car.
Thanks for the advice!! :thumbsup:
 

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Hahaha nope its just right.

And I heard to align asap after install

Sent from my LG-P509 using Bimmer App
Do not align immediately, you'll want the suspension to settle first... Roughly about 250-300 miles first, then once that's done, get an alignment. If you align before hand, and then the suspension settles, the camber adjustments will be off kilter and you'll have wasted your $$ on an alignment to begin with.

I hope that helps :)
 

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Just to clarify is this the lowest setting? If not how much lower do you think it can go? I just bought these and wanna make sure before I install. I don't wanna end up installing and then having to take apart because they didn't go low enough :(
Thanks!! & Yes, you will need an alignment afterwards.. but normally what people do (or should i say what i do) is wait about a good week or so to allow the coilovers to settle/break in.. then make any final adjustments on height if necessary then get an alignment!
BTW you're car looks good to what color is it???

HEY a little neg camber didnt hurt anyone.... well except for uneven tire wear lol






Is this what you were asking for??
the second shot is from a lower perspective thats why it looks like it has massive wheel gap lol

I didnt mess with the height adjustment knob.... so i basically pulled it out of the box and installed them as they came...

but if yours is at the lowest setting and it is at my ride height then i think you should contact KW... because i know their is alot of thread to lower mine at this ride height!



LOL.... ooops!!! ill keep that in mind next time i do something in that area!
Live & Learn huh?? lol
 
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