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What are the best lowering spring for my 328i....i dont have enough money for coil overs but would still like to drop my car about an 1-1.5".......Any suggestions of which springs i should get for lowering my car????

I got 18in M5 wheels but it needs a drop!

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H&R cup kit. Eibach pro kit.

Both are very good, but I think the drop might get you into some clearance issues?

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i have the h&r sport springs, you can see pics at www.so-l33t.com/car
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bavauto.com has a nice set for like $180

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what are som sites for the h&r kit....i looked at bavauto.com n saw the $200 ones....but i wanna check out some h&r spring

Thanks again for your suggestions
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Tirerack has the H&R cup kit. Springs and shocks. I think it's like 600 though.

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Not stealing your thread, but have another question to add. I noticed this oast Saturday that my left front is about a half inch taller than my right front. It's not noticable but I measured and can see a difference in the height between the tire and fender. What could be causing this? Thanks.

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for just springs get the H&R sports, that is what i got, about 1.4" in the front drop and 1" in the rear

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I checked out your pics. The angle of your pics wasn't too good to judge the tire/wheel well gap. You're 18's look good to me. Maybe the front needs lowering.
You might have clearance problems. Just my 2c.

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I was thinking about some Bilsteins (sp?). I'll have someone look at it. Thanks.

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the bavauto springs are actually quite good IMO. im runnin 17x8.5 with 235/40 rubber with it lowered. i was worried about clearance problems, but everything does fit beautifully.
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Originally posted by camnipotent@May 17 2004, 11:13 PM
I noticed this oast Saturday that my left front is about a half inch taller than my right front.
maybe the top of the spring shifted and isnt sitting quite right. take a look and see if it lines up
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