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Old 02-17-2005, 07:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi there!

Just a quick question i hope you can help me with! I have a 97 plate 328i sport coupe and i want to get some new suspension springs. I am looking at a set of H&R springs that lower the car 40mm/15mm all i was wondering was will there be any problems with the wheels scrubbing on the arches i am running 17" alloys

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No problems....stay within 235 wide tires and you'll be fine....
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im using that setup myself H&R with bilstein sports on top of that, im running 235's on my 17's no rubbing
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Excellent!! Thanks a lot for that! I have the bilstein shocks as well so i should be ok then. I assume there's no rubbing with paasengers in the back because that's what i get at the moment hence why i want to change the springs!! haha

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i honestly cant be sure, ive had passengers in my back seat only a few times, but the few times i have , i dont recall any rubbing. H&R sports are just fine, the Race ones will give you a bit of trouble.
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Ok that's excellent, one last stupid question i want to ask and then i'll stop pestering you all!! haha

40mm/15mm drop i take it thats rear/front? And will that not make the front higher than the back?

opps that's two questions! haha

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i think thats front/rear i think because if you look at the car already the back is already pretty tucked while the front has lots of fender gap, so im assuming that the drop would even out the look and make it look more uniform.
which model of springs are they exactly? that will help me out a bit better.

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Hmm thats a weird angle to lower it at? Mine dropped my e34 in the front about 1.25 inches and the rear about 1 inch.

I don't think those drop measurements are correct.
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Hi thanks for the replys

I've been doing a bit of reading and it is 40mm at the front and then 15mm at the back. The web page below has the springs on product number 29824-2

http://www.needforspeed.co.uk/pages/sbv_pl...&PartType=SUH03

I think i will give them a ring today and then see what they think about whether or not the wheels will rub on the rear arches when i have passengers in the back and then go from there!

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what shocks would you get?
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I was planning to leave the original bilstein shocks in
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