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#1 (permalink) Old 10-03-2004, 09:35 PM
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Since I couldn't find any other topics about lowering springs, figured I would ask here.

I've been given the oportunity to have suspension work done in the way of lowering springs and new shocks. So i've heard a couple of people say Eibach springs and shocks are nice. Blistein shocks also.

If I want to be able to choose how much I lower the car, what springs should I go for?

Other then Blistein shocks. What others would you recomend?

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honestly im very happy with my h&r and bilstien setup. it seems to be the tried and true setup for BMW's

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i just obtained a set of bilstein PSS-9 coilovers. i havent had the chance to install them yet, but ill keep ya informed.
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I stopped by Kauffman Tire today and got prices on the springs and shocks. Heres the deal.

Eibach Springs - $240
Bilstein Shocks - $720 (pair of fronts only)
Labour - $225
Alignment - $70
Camber Kit - +/- $200 (havn't found one yet)

Total: +/- $1450

That just doesn't add up to me.

Why are the shocks front only? They carry rear shocks but they are just OEM parts. Couldn't I find springs online for about $180 - 200? And this deal about a camber kit. Could someone knowledgable enlighten me on why this is required and what effects not having one would cause.

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You could always go with a Dinan like I have in my car. I can handle the curves like no ones buisness.... except with these damn SNOW TIRES ON!!!!

Just click in my sig.... I've got the stage one kit. Not to shabby, and not that expensive.

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you can get a set of Bilstein PSS height adjustable coilvers for $955 at www.renn-sport.net

add a couple hundred ontop of that for alignment and install and you are good to go.
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Nice site.

$955 for springs is like. woah. maybe i'll stick with set height.

im liking these.

Eibach Springs: Pro Kit - 323/325/328/330i E46 1999-up [Lowering 1.4(front) 1.4(rear)] $215.00

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Nice site.

$955 for springs is like. woah. maybe i'll stick with set height.

im liking these.

Eibach Springs: Pro Kit - 323/325/328/330i E46 1999-up [Lowering 1.4(front) 1.4(rear)] $215.00
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i was speaking of coilvers. If you do not know, coilovers are pretty much the pinical of suspension work. System includes springs and shocks...some more elaborate than others, like adjustable shocks, or adjustable dampening.

$955 for coilovers is an excellent deal
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