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Old 08-27-2004, 01:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys I have a '99 323I sedan and want to put on new springs and shox. When I first bought the car I could not beleive the amazing smooth ride! I now have 120k miles on the original shox. I want to get that amazing ride again and am gonna get new shox. I was thinking that it makes sense to get the standard factory shox,but my mechanic ,who is a true BMW gear head says that new springs lowering the car 1-1/2 inches will not take away form the ride at all. I know the look will be better,but I want that ride again.
Has anyone made the change that can give me some input. How about handling also?
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Hey guys I have a '99 323I sedan and want to put on new springs and shox. When I first bought the car I could not beleive the amazing smooth ride! I now have 120k miles on the original shox. I want to get that amazing ride again and am gonna get new shox. I was thinking that it makes sense to get the standard factory shox,but my mechanic ,who is a true BMW gear head says that new springs lowering the car 1-1/2 inches will not take away form the ride at all. I know the look will be better,but I want that ride again.
Has anyone made the change that can give me some input. How about handling also?
Thanks,
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