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#1 (permalink) Old 07-19-2004, 07:17 PM
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First, here's my new (Meguires 3 step NXT waxed) '00 328Ci:




Now, I want to drop it just a little and put 19's on it. I'm looking at Axis Supermeshes, 9.5 in the rear, 8.5 in the front. My question is how far will most people go without using a camber kit? I can get a good deal on Koni and Eibach springs, the Eibach is 1.2" in the front, the Koni is 1.4". Will both be ok without buying extra parts?

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welcome to the forums, nice ride,,, for the questioin if you drop more than 2.0 youll be treading into huge camber country, even with my drop which is 1.5 on my car i have slight camber, but nothing serious, what you should consider is wear parts on your car when lowering, you will most definately blow more balljoints, rear shock mounts , etc etc. but if thats all ok , than id say go to about a 1.5 drop, it looks great and you wont sacrifice too much ride comfort and issues with potholes and high curbs.

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hey 2 inch drop with 19s is pretty big! like furious said a 1.5 would bereally good! but yeah i love the idea that you are doing the staggered it looks sooo good!!!

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Thanks guys! I think I'll be ok with the 1.4" drop then. I figured I'd screw some ball-joints, but I'm not uber-worried about it. I traded in a lifted Tacoma for this car, some I'm used to wacky suspension angles that screw stuff up. I've already ordered new tails that have clear instead of orange, and crystal corners up front. Windows are being tinted monday. I hope this car turns out well, it should look awesome. Thanks for the advice guys!
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thats got the front spoiler of a 330 .. does it come on the 328 also? O.o

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