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      01-24-2020, 08:16 PM   #1
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Coil-over ride height spacer

Hey all, I recall a thread a while back talking about but I can't find it. Does anyone make ride height spacers that slot in between the the strut top/camber plate and the strut tower? Or, if they aren't commonly made, does anyone have measurements for them before I disassemble the front end to measure and make them myself?

My TCK struts don't have independent pre-load adjustability, so the only way I can get the car up to a moderate front ride height is to bind the crap out of the front springs, reducing max travel.
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Check this thread - custom height addition using cheap E36 camber plates, would these work?

https://www.1addicts.com/forums/show...0&postcount=33

Also - there is a BMW part that is similar, it's part of the "rough road kit" or something, pretty sure if you google that you'll find what is effectively a height spacer...
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51717180143 is the PN for "rough road kit" strut support. I never measured it, from memory it's about 3mm thick.
31306772226 - paper gasket
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Update: In case anyone else is interested in this issue, BMW offers a 20mm ride height spacer PN 31306779671. Pricey, but cheaper than the cost of designing one-offs and having a machine shop make them for me. Ordering them and will update accordingly.
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I have always wondered how to hyperlink a forum member name. Looks like "@" then start typing their name.

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Thanks for that. I needed your one word post to figure that out.
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Update: In case anyone else is interested in this issue, BMW offers a 20mm ride height spacer PN 31306779671. Pricey, but cheaper than the cost of designing one-offs and having a machine shop make them for me. Ordering them and will update accordingly.
Looks like fair pricing to me. I have made spacers for another forum member to raise their camber plates, but the BMW solution looks pretty slick.
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Hey all, I recall a thread a while back talking about but I can't find it. Does anyone make ride height spacers that slot in between the the strut top/camber plate and the strut tower? Or, if they aren't commonly made, does anyone have measurements for them before I disassemble the front end to measure and make them myself?

My TCK struts don't have independent pre-load adjustability, so the only way I can get the car up to a moderate front ride height is to bind the crap out of the front springs, reducing max travel.
you still have your car? suhweet. Why did i think you sold it for some reason?
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Update: In case anyone else is interested in this issue, BMW offers a 20mm ride height spacer PN 31306779671. Pricey, but cheaper than the cost of designing one-offs and having a machine shop make them for me. Ordering them and will update accordingly.
That looks totally reasonable btw. Hopefully it works. Look forward to your findings.
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you still have your car? suhweet. Why did i think you sold it for some reason?
No longer tracking it, it's just a daily beater now. Tracking my Civic and drifting my E46.
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Would you mind measuring the ID of that 20mm spacer when you get it, I'm wondering how that ID matches up to the strut tower opening.
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Would you mind measuring the ID of that 20mm spacer when you get it, I'm wondering how that ID matches up to the strut tower opening.
Yeah I'm wondering this too. My guess is the ID is the same as the opening. It is a bmw part after-all and they would engineer it so the top hat and suspension can be serviced. Looks really interesting because I wouldn't have to run my coilovers at max height. I would also have more space up top to actually adjust rebound without removing my strut brace. Not that I like to ever touch rebound once I found a good settings, but, it would be nice. Changing camber plate settings would be easier too.

Studs would have to be pressed out...
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