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      11-07-2020, 10:22 AM   #111
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@Megabass what color are the calipers? Very cool look.
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I'm back to report my numbers after using a proper measuring tape.
My best effort is
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627.5mm rear
That's based off taking the measurement with cm and converting.
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I want to say thank you for letting me waste/take up 2 pages of this thread, you guys really helped me out a lot. Super appreciate it.
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I'm back to report my numbers after using a proper measuring tape.
My best effort is
615mm front
627.5mm rear
That's based off taking the measurement with cm and converting.
The tape measure you bought from Amazon has millimeters / centimeters on the same side.
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The tape measure you bought from Amazon has millimeters / centimeters on the same side.
Thanks I am aware, however the digits are listed in cm, not mm. Perhaps conversion was the word you took exception to? Thanks for your post
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The tape measure you bought from Amazon has millimeters / centimeters on the same side.
Thanks I am aware, however the digits are listed in cm, not mm. Perhaps conversion was the word you took exception to? Thanks for your post
The tick marks are in both cm and mm on the tape measure. The smallest tick mark is mm. Remember, 10 mm = 1 cm.
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After driving for 200 miles over the course of a week after install of my MP HAS, my ride height did not change a mm. So for those of you who get MP HAS installed, save yourself time and get your alignment done immediately after install—same day.

Today, I just got back from dealership to get my car's ride height re-adjusted and an alignment check. Here are the final heights:

Heights measured on Wed. 11/12/2020
Front Driver: 622 mm
Front Passenger: 625 mm
Rear Driver: 610 mm
Rear Passenger: 610 mm

When measuring ride height, make sure your car is parked on a level ground. Even parked on a slight incline can change your ride height measurement by up to 4-5 mm!

Here are what the above heights look like. FYI, I have Burger Tuning 10 mm spacers front and rear. (I think I could've gotten away with 12 mm front and rear with no rub.). I'm running factory size Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires.

The front height is perfect. Not too low to scrape on driveways and entrance ramps, but still aggressive fit. If I could change one thing, I'd raise the rear to 613 mm to have it look more balanced with the gap in the front.
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FYI, I have Burger Tuning 10 mm spacers front and rear.
Your car looks great! I just ordered 10mm front and rear spacers from Burger
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My car did settle almost a 1/4"
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My car did settle almost a 1/4"
That's a lot of settling. How many days did the settling take and how many miles did you drive?
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My car did settle almost a 1/4"
That's a lot of settling. How many days did the settling take and how many miles did you drive?
300 miles over a two week period. 4mm is what it settled or 0.16". That's what I get for doing the conversion In my head lol.
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I wonder why do new springs need to settle? Is this really true or a myth? After all, when a new BMW comes off the assembly line, it comes with new springs, too. The new BMW will probably have been driven less than 1 mile when it comes available for sale from the dealership. (Granted, it's probably been off the assembly line for about 4 weeks before it arrives to dealership.). So with new BMW cars, are the springs actually settling (due to weight of the car) and by the time the owner buys the new car....is the settling complete due to several weeks of sitting?
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I wonder why do new springs need to settle? Is this really true or a myth? After all, when a new BMW comes off the assembly line, it comes with new springs, too. The new BMW will probably have been driven less than 1 mile when it comes available for sale from the dealership. (Granted, it's probably been off the assembly line for about 4 weeks before it arrives to dealership.). So with new BMW cars, are the springs actually settling (due to weight of the car) and by the time the owner buys the new car....is the settling complete due to several weeks of sitting?
I think it's more about weight on the springs and them softening. The rigors of driving probably speed up the process.
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