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Default 02-21-2017, 12:39 AM

An inch difference is huge. Strut / shock failure normally doesn't result in lower ride height on one side like that. A bad spring might, or some other hardware damage or failure in the suspension. Check the strut mount, bent arms, faled bushings, etc..first.


EDIT/UPDATE:
May also check that the front strut are clamped by the hub at the same height on the strut body - sometimes it can be tough to get the hub clamp slid up as far as needed on the shock, which would mean that side would ride higher.
Also - if the difference is more like a 1/2" or so that may be normal - I have heard, but not confirmed, that most BMW's sit a little higher on the front drivers side to compensate for the drivers weight, which when in-car will bring it back down close to level with pass side. This is supposedly normal.


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