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#1 (permalink) Old 12-01-2005, 12:22 AM
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how much should i lower my 318is

i just got 17'' rims on my 95 318is and i was wondering how much i should lower my car... my friend gave me springs but theyre 2.7'' in the front and 1.9'' in the back i think thats way to much what do u guys recommend?
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that is quite a lot your gonna be pretty unhappy with the ride but very happy with the look , that is if they fit what size are the tires you have on the rims? you may have to roll fenders if the rubber is a bit too wide or you will rub a whole lot.

ride will be a bit harsh like i said with a drop that low, but your performance and looks will be amazing.

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my wheels are 225/45r17 i think those springs are way to big im probably gonna have to lower it only like 1.5 inch
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good choice, here is a pic of my car with 17s and lowered 1.5" from 2 years ago
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damn thats nice man! my car looks exactly the same but i dont have the wing! but the lights are the same ill post some pictures later on.. but yeah 1.5 should be great i love it
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nice dude. my car doenst look like that anymore, shes changed alot, but i love that look still though

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Just out of curiosity, what brand are these springs your friend gave you?


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i wouldnt lower my 318is for nothin man

i'd raise it before i'd lower it....

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I run 19" rims and mine is lowered 15mm in the front, 30mm at the back.

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