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.
Ok Im startin to figure this stuff out now. Our car has some very nice Bilstein shocks but she sits to high. in the old days we used to cut the springs to lower the car or space them to raise it. Is this a practical solution or total insult to this fine German machine. Im thinking the latter. If so what is a reasonable way to go about lowering the car 1-2 inches without departing from the already great handleing. Tell you what guys I can build a vet from scratch and know a Jaguar pretty well, but these cars are a whole different stroke. thanks, blazein
Depending on your budget, you can go for coilovers (expensive, but you can control the lowering distance and get superior handling - I no6te with my H & R coilovers the distance between my front wheels and chassis is ridiculously small, like 1/2 inch maybe and it handles a cloverleaf traffic circle at 75 without so much as a sweat), or just various types of springs - go for a major name brand for your baby if possible like Bilstein). I would agree as above that you def check BavAuto as they have many companies of quality just for Bimmers as well as often carrying their own brands and are quire reasonably priced. Don't be my hot yet geto poor neighbor with her beat up Honda Civic with its..... CUT springs. Do the RIGHT thing - any version of it will do....
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lol you guys are the bomb! Thanks for the well spoken words and the gasps! We will seek a economical solution and swap the springs. I am a firm father and will help with the work but the young man must supply his own parts, as well as attend the performance driving class in our area with performance results. Wanna drive? Drive WELL!! Thanks, Blazein
judging by your lean it looks like you could justify higher spring rates I tease...
I actually have to agree, that picture is before the sways so it doesn't lean as much any more but the Dinan springs rates could be higher and when i can get to it I will probably get some stiffer springs since the car isn't really a daily anymore, although i have been driving it about the last month.
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