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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 09-25-2005, 02:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question 325 lowering springs on a 318

I've been searching around for a set of lowering springs for my sisters e30 318is. I came across a set of Bavarian Auto lowering springs that were made for the e30 325is. I know that they will fit on the 318 what im curious about is the disadvantage of going with springs not made for the 318. If im not mistaken the 325 is a heavier car so im assuming that spring rates will also be a little stiffer, thus the car will not be lowered as much as the springs are supposed to. If anyone has any personal experience with this please let me know.

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yep.. the front end will sit a little higher then it would on a 325. I've looked around and not too many springs are made for the 318 specifically. expecially not H&R!

You can always remove the spirng pads on the front and use the larger 10 mm spring pads on the rear to help even out the ride height.
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yep.. the front end will sit a little higher then it would on a 325. I've looked around and not too many springs are made for the 318 specifically. expecially not H&R!

You can always remove the spirng pads on the front and use the larger 10 mm spring pads on the rear to help even out the ride height.
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