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#1 (permalink) Old 01-12-2012, 02:24 PM
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How low to go?

Whats up everybody. I have a 1999 bmw 323i and I have a wheel gap that bothers the shit out of me. Its a 5speed 6cylinder motor with bbs rims 18x7.5 all around. I was just wondering what kind of suspension I could go with if I just wanted to lower on springs and how many inches lower would I need to get rid of the wheel gap for a cleaner look. I know about coilovers and whatnot but I don't really plan on slamming or dumping my car due to living in the bay area and this being a daily driver and commuter car. I just really want that wheel gap gone. PM or comment right on the forum. Thanks!

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My rule of thumb is- If you can put your fist between the tyre and arch then 40mm ! Anything more would be Slamming... HTH


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They guy above is retarted he comments on everything and is no help to anyone. If you are using your car as a daily driver I would only drop about 1 inch. IF a shop has to work on the car and they do not have ramp style lifts, it is going to be extremely hard to get the car up in the air. I would not lower the car since you already have 18's on it, Maybe just a wide body kit and some spacers or some new fenders could really set the car off.
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You missed his point... Many 3series owners Slam too far (like 60mm), I gave 40mm as a maximum!
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What suspension do you have on it right now? Stock? If so, going with something like Bilstein sports will probably give you what you are shooting for.

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With ST coilovers in the front you can get as low as 1.2"-2.8" / 30-70mm and the rear 1.2"-2.0" / 30-50mm
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Would that be a hard-ride if maxed?


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Would that be a hard-ride if maxed?
No ride quality difference if you have it a min or max drop. One of the best things about ST coilovers.
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