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Old 10-12-2014, 06:58 AM   #1
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Ladies and gentlemen, does anyone know the maximum lift I can do on my e36 (m52 fitted to 318is) without causing issues with the prop angle etc? Has anyone done it? I've had people say from 20mm -25mm..

I've made some risers up @25mm that I can shorten if needs be, just trying to find some info before I fit them!

I'm trying to avoid this again..



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How are your motor mounts? The pan should be higher than the subframe and out of the way with good condition mounts.
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How are your motor mounts? The pan should be higher than the subframe and out of the way with good condition mounts.

They look fine. The sump is just visable lookin under from the front of the car, probs a few mm's. Enough to be a pain though. I don't want to change it again!!
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They're sagged then, and softer due to age. Get new ones and throw a washer or 2 on top for peace of mind and you should never have a problem again
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They're sagged then, and softer due to age. Get new ones and throw a washer or 2 on top for peace of mind and you should never have a problem again

Righto. I still want to raise it as much as I can though, get it as high as possible. Uk roads are shit..
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SS Autoworks make engine raiser kits. They're UK based, might be worth looking into
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SS Autoworks make engine raiser kits. They're UK based, might be worth looking into

I've seen pics of them. I've made the same sort of thing..

I can't find out how much it can be raised without compromising the driveline (prop/diff etc) and don't want it to vibrate like a dildo!
I've made mine at 25mm but don't know if it's too much, some say 20, some say 25mm. I might just chop 5mm off each and go from there.
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