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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 12-12-2012, 08:34 PM
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Suspension

I have a 97 M3 and just recently it felt as if the left front was laying down on me while driving, but once at a complete stop it would raise back up. At first I thought i had a shock problem, so one day I decided to check my fuses. After replacing a few especially one for the anti roll over protection the car raised up on all 4 again, Well today as I was driving I felt the driver side rear sink lower than the rest of the car!


Does anyone know what this problem could be? None of my shocks are leaking.....
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:04 PM
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Fuses? Suspension?

Did it sink or something? Only thing I would suggest is jack it up and wiggle the tire and see if you get any movement.

It wouldn't droop from a leaky strut. I suppose a cracked spring?? But there is nothing really that would caause that then be able to come back up.










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Old 12-12-2012, 09:21 PM
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:06 PM
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it feels like it does but just now as I was driving the car felt just fine, I must be imagining things but you just know the feel in your own car and its limitations. Who knows? Maybe its time to replace the entire suspension! You got any good suggestions on a brand? The cars already a beast and I dont want to sacrifice anything thats below the stock Bilsteins......
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Bilsteins sports aren't stock. But if you use them get the sport springs too.
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For what? Suspension? There's quite a few good brands out there, but it's ultimately up to you and what you want out of it. Coilovers/Springs/Struts and Springs/Cut Springs.Bilstein struts/H&R springs is quite popular and pretty low in cost.


For other stuff like control arms and bushings, look into FCPGroton for kits and knock it out all at once so you only have to get 1 alignment. And get the upgraded brand so I've been told. Lemfoerder or soemthing like that.
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