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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 11-23-2004, 08:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Would a 1.25in drop all the way around on a 1991 318is look alright with 17in rims with 205/40/17 tires? Im getting my car lowered this weekend and i was just wondering, also do i need camber plates for the drop also or would it be fine, im just trying to make sure if ill get even tire wear cause where i got my tires will do the alignment for free if there are no camber issues.
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Would a 1.25in drop all the way around on a 1991 318is look alright with 17in rims with 205/40/17 tires? Im getting my car lowered this weekend and i was just wondering, also do i need camber plates for the drop also or would it be fine, im just trying to make sure if ill get even tire wear cause where i got my tires will do the alignment for free if there are no camber issues.
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itll look SLEEKER and handle much better on all corners and avoiding things in the road.

one thing NOT to overlook is to make sure the oil pan has the bolt protected by either grinding away the un-neccessary parts ( i read this today on this very board and im planning on checking mine tomarrow)) also the rear differential may be at risk ..

so avoid all holes and rises in the road (wich will make you all the more happy about your new suspension too.

and after i lowered mine i parked too close to a parking wheel stop and ripped off the front air dam ( wich i snapped back on and had to re-screw) very embarrasssing... ghead
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Thanks man, the roads over here in san diego are pretty good and if i do hit my front lip its alright i made the front lip by hand and have more materials if i need to make another. It only took me about 2 hours to make it as the material i used was flexible and all i needed was a heat gun to soften it up so it would form right to the stock mounting holes where i used screws to hold it on. I used this stuff from a hardware store like home depot and bought this plastic stuff that is used for separating grass from dirt. It cost like 10$ total for the plastic and paint.
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Would a 1.25in drop all the way around on a 1991 318is look alright with 17in rims with 205/40/17 tires?
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Absolutely.

Post some pics when it's lowered.
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