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Old 04-01-2006, 02:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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looking to lower my car

about 3 or 4 inches preferrably. what are my options? how much am i looking at spending?
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Old 04-01-2006, 08:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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3-4 inches? That sounds CRAZY low! I think most people would drop 1.5-2 inches...
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Old 04-01-2006, 08:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I don't hitnk there are any reputable lowering kits that go that low. Most sport springs go as low as 1.5" - 2.3"

You may be looking at costum work.

Why would you ever want to go that low?
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Old 04-02-2006, 03:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I think you're thinking this out like a civic. Those cars can be lowered 3-4 inches. A BMW is already semi-low so you could really only do about 2.x inches max.
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Old 04-02-2006, 06:28 PM   #5 (permalink)
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2.5" is about the most you can lower without doing drastic things to your wheels and tires. But if you are set on slamming the car as much as possible check out bimmerworld, they do eibach custom springs. I am planning on putting them on my car in early may. They will be able to tell you how low you can go and what else you will need to change to get that low.
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Old 04-02-2006, 06:53 PM   #6 (permalink)
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if u plan on going any lower then 2 inchs.. ud have to get some custom work done, and coilover kit... which will run you some money
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i dont actually want to slam it, i just want it pretty low. i dunno. 1.5 - 2 inches would probably make a bigger difference then i think it would. i cant afford m3 bumpers or anything like id really like, so id just like to make the car looks sportier other ways. but the thing is my new wheels and tires made the car a bit taller, so i wasnt sure how much id need to lower it to get the look im after.

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My car is 4cm lowered in front and 6cm in the back, so that would be 2.5~3 inches in the rear.. which is to low. Rides nice, but grip is less.. I would go with the rest, about 2 inches max.

Like 1.5 in the front and 2 in the rear, or the other way around
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All the costum work to lower it 3 or 4 inches would be far more expensive than an M3 bumper. Bilstein sports shocks and H&R aprings is a very popular setup that gives you pretty good lowering.
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That's what I have, but it's to low. You can see it more or less in my sig, have blue H&R springs, dunno what kind of type. Shocks are Bilstein B8 Sport.

But thinking about replacing to AST
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All the costum work to lower it 3 or 4 inches would be far more expensive than an M3 bumper. Bilstein sports shocks and H&R aprings is a very popular setup that gives you pretty good lowering.
know of any sites i could get them at for a good price? id like to get at least 2 inches lower if possible.
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Cheapest way would be just to get sport springs... but that wouldnt be best. Your looking at a price much higher than an M3 bumper... You also realize that you will feel a penny when you run over it...
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what is the cheapest way to lower as much as possible for under 600 bucks? sport springs i guess? im not too concerned about the smoothness of the ride.
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