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      07-05-2013, 09:38 PM   #1
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Need help!! Car sit lower on one side... why??

I just realised that the RHS of my F30 sits lower than the LHS by about 50mm (yes, measureed on level ground), both front and rear. I am currently using H&R Sport Spring and Bilstein B8 Structs. But the car's handling seems to be normal and when I let go of the steering wheel, it goes perfectly straight.

(FYI, the springs have settled and I haven't hit any major potholes or curb or anything since installation for the spring&struct.)

I read some threads on F10, E90, E46, etc. and people are saying that BMW intentionally made one side lower than the other side to compensate for driver's weight. Anyone know if this applies to our F30 as well? If it does, would it compensate to LHD car? But I have a RHD one.

Any ideas??

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I just realised that the RHS of my F30 sits lower than the LHS by about 50mm (yes, measureed on level ground), both front and rear. I am currently using H&R Sport Spring and Bilstein B8 Structs. But the car's handling seems to be normal and when I let go of the steering wheel, it goes perfectly straight.

(FYI, the springs have settled and I haven't hit any major potholes or curb or anything since installation for the spring&struct.)

I read some threads on F10, E90, E46, etc. and people are saying that BMW intentionally made one side lower than the other side to compensate for driver's weight. Anyone know if this applies to our F30 as well? If it does, would it compensate to LHD car? But I have a RHD one.

Any ideas??

Sorry, typo. RHS sits about 10mm lower than the LHS.
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      07-07-2013, 12:23 PM   #3
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Is your fuel tank on the right side of the car for rhd?
if it is it could be the weight of the gas bringing it down.
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