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E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014)
4th generation E90 M3 sedan, E92 M3 coupe and E93 M3 convertible. The last of the naturally aspirated M3s, powered by a 4.0 liter V8 making 414hp and 295 lb-ft of torque.

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Old 04-15-2012, 04:05 PM
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What is this part?

Is this yellowish ring a shipping block? Just curious, since my M3 is sitting so much higher in the front than in the back.
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Old 04-15-2012, 04:17 PM
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That's the bump stop (#8):

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Old 04-17-2012, 05:38 AM
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Is this yellowish ring a shipping block? Just curious, since my M3 is sitting so much higher in the front than in the back.
the bump stop doesn't set ride height, springs do that. these cars do sit higher in the front than the rear, at least in terms of wheel gap that is.
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As the guys said it's just a bump stop. What it does is limits the travel of the suspension, when your car "bottoms out" the suspension it "lands" on the bump stop which softens the impact slightly.
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