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Old 10-20-2005, 10:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I just got an 03 325xi W/

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it seem to me that it sits alittle higher than a normal 325i

Any truth to this.

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it sits on a thicker spring pad, a few mm (3 or 5 mm)
you can simply change the pad for a regular one, or lower the suspension
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Lowering the suspension is kinda against the point of the car but yeah

The XI rides higher because it was technically built for a little bit slightly more hazardous conditions that require AWD.

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it sits on a thicker spring pad, a few mm (3 or 5 mm)
you can simply change the pad for a regular one, or lower the suspension

How do I change that pad will a dealer do this. Also I checked into lowering it but HR Springs are the only ones I can get, plus the HR's only lower it about a inch so i dont think that the $700.00 is worth it.

I had a 99 328i lowered no ss and the xi with ss it a much better ride so I don't really want to lower the car but if I can but the pad on that would be great.

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