Suspension clearance

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Rodent
Joined: Mon 22 May, 2017 08:34
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  Z3 roadster 2.2i

Suspension clearance

Post by Rodent » Mon 07 Oct, 2019 11:07

When i had my z3 MOT’d, the tester pointed out that the offside front wheel has very little clearance between the tyre and the suspension strut. There is only about 1/2 inch between the tyre and the part of the strut that supports the bottom of the spring. On the nearside there is a much wider gap.
The car drives fine and the tyre has never touched the strut. Both front struts were replaced last year and fitted with Monroe E7039R and E7038L, which i believe are correct for my 2.2 litre Z3 MSport.
Is this normal?
Thanks

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pingu
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Re: Suspension clearance

Post by pingu » Mon 07 Oct, 2019 19:44

Check your details are correct.

According to https://www.autodoc.co.uk/monroe/7436549, the correct shocks should be E7038R & E7039L, not E7039R & E7038L.
Pingu

Rodent
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  Z3 roadster 2.2i

Re: Suspension clearance

Post by Rodent » Tue 08 Oct, 2019 08:15

Cheers Pingu, i’ll double check the part numbers on the actual shocks tonight. I’ve only done a couple of thousand mostly dry miles so hopefully the stickers will still be in place
Thanks
Will

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