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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.

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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