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#1 (permalink) Old 02-24-2005, 12:37 PM
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i want to buy a set of M3 springs from a 98 M3 and i'm wondering if it will lower my 93 325is. if they will, do i HAVE to get new shocks too or will it be ok with the stock 325is shocks?
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the only problem i could see with m3 springs would be that they will be much stiffer and your car weighs less because of the smaller motor so it might actually ride higher. it will not compress the springs as much.

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just get the lowering springs, and you will probablly need new shocks too, to compromise for the stiffer springs

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with lowering springs i would recommend getting new shocks just because you might as well do them while your strut assymbly is out, but you dont absolutely have to depending on how low you want to go, with the m3 springs if they lower it at all it wont be much, and again you might as well put in new shocks while you have your strut apart, and your car doesnt way that much less than an m3 the motor isnt necessarily smaller, maybe 30 pounds engine wise, and the M has a body kit but that isnt enough weight to noticably change the ride height
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i second e30fanm3, and stated above, you need new shocks to compensate for the drop

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