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Old 05-03-2003, 08:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I want to lower my ride and was wondering which parts of my suspension do I have to change.
Also are they any lowering products recommendations
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springs and shocks

springs - H&R and Eibach are the more common ones.
shocks/struts - Koni, Bilstein

or you can always go with coilovers which are height adjustable.
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Go with coilovers if you can spare the cash because if you get pulled over for your car being too low, you can fix it right there and avoid the ticket.
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LoL wtf you get pulled over for being to low? Where do you live? Fragments of the Soviet Union?
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I live in LA and I got pulled over for my old Supra TT, cuz it was too low, so I raised the car to the minimum height (measured from the center of the headlights) and avoided the ticket.

I've also gotten pulled over because my "Blow Off Valve was very loud" and I "might have had illegal modifications"
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I thought I only had to change the springs?
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LoL ... i wanna get pulled over because the vacuum effect created by my AFM was to loud. Its sweet, at idle, stab the throttle to max and theres a sudden increase in vacuum makes the sound of a blow off valve. Its quite impressive i must say.
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I thought I only had to change the springs?
if ur not a hard driver then you could get away with just that, but u run the chance of blowing your shocks. <_<
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we dont have a problem with being pulled for being too low, but the roads are that crap over here and there are that many speed bumps if your cars to low you end up removing the front of your car.....
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I thought I only had to change the springs?
you can do that but your stock shocks/struts will wear out much faster.
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I've also gotten pulled over because my "Blow Off Valve was very loud" and I "might have had illegal modifications"
My dream is to be pulled over for my 325is blow off valve being to loud
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