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#1 (permalink) Old 04-11-2005, 02:46 PM
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Anyone done it? Any suggestions? How low to go, what kit to use?

Please post pics if you have em!
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DO IT! I have a 96 Z3 and I put Bilsten sport lowering shocks and H&R lowering spring on her (approx $800 parts), she is like a new car. So low and sweet in the corners. You'll love it, parts are available on line for the M's I'm sure.
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DO IT! I have a 96 Z3 and I put Bilsten sport lowering shocks and H&R lowering spring on her (approx $800 parts), she is like a new car. So low and sweet in the corners. You'll love it, parts are available on line for the M's I'm sure.
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is bilsten's shocks good, are they expensive? :P

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the BMW M3 is better at the straight but the AUDI S4 is better at the coner.
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Originally posted by bmw_545i_v8+Apr 14 2005, 02:01 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(bmw_545i_v8 @ Apr 14 2005, 02:01 AM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-zuudbye@Apr 13 2005, 09:54 AM
DO IT!* I have a 96 Z3 and I put Bilsten sport lowering shocks and H&R lowering spring on her (approx $800 parts), she is like a new car. So low and sweet in the corners.* You'll love it, parts are available on line for the M's I'm sure.
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is bilsten's shocks good, are they expensive? :P
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I am gonna go Dinan with my suspension, I'm going with the stage 3 suspension package. will let you know how she works with it, includes the shocks, springs, camber plates, sway bars etc.


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guys, theirs no need to lower an M3!!!! Seriously, they're on 17's with low profiles (standard) and are lowered 40mm from normal bmw's anyway. How much handling do you really need?

Apart from that, do you guys not have speed bumps in the US? they're 4-6 inches off the ground here...no jokes!
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guys, theirs no need to lower an M3!!!! Seriously, they're on 17's with low profiles (standard) and are lowered 40mm from normal bmw's anyway. How much handling do you really need?

Apart from that, do you guys not have speed bumps in the US? they're 4-6 inches off the ground here...no jokes!
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Yes we do have speed bumps and unless someone is gonna lower their M to around 2.25" then you are good. lowering to around 1.5 or 1.8 will have minimal problems. i had a honda with full racing suspension lowered 2.25" all around and only then did i have issues.

The reason for the handling is that the M with the sport suspension tends to plow through a corner. By lowering the suspension and adding camber plates you will get a more neutral or stable cornering effect. IF you have not tried it then slow into a semi sharp corner (90 or less) and just as you hit the apex step on it. you will get the plow effect and see exactly what we are trying to get rid of. take that effect and put into play going at a faster rate and you will see the bigger issue. if you don't have a neutral cornering car then you will plow right into the back of the corner and hit any guard rail or even go off the road.


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I think the front struts and rear shock were around $350, the H&R Springs are what lower the car. It took my Z3 down a good 2" front & rear. Struts, shocks & spring were right at $800 last summer. Took about 2.5 hours to install with a lift, air tools & power strut compressor.
Now you can go with high dollars stuff, coil overs, 3 stage adjustable everythings, camber kits, etc. but you very quickly get above $1500 to $200 or more.
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I think the front struts and rear shock were around $350, the H&R Springs are what lower the car. It took my Z3 down a good 2" front & rear. Struts, shocks & spring were right at $800 last summer. Took about 2.5 hours to install with a lift, air tools & power strut compressor.
Now you can go with high dollars stuff, coil overs, 3 stage adjustable everythings, camber kits, etc. but you very quickly get above $1500 to $200 or more.
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Yes you can easily get into the thousands with a good suspension system. mine for example is gonna run me $1871 without installation but will include the following:
The system consists of a set of performance tuned springs and carefully matched Koni adjustable front strut assemblies and rear shocks
adjustable 22mm Front and Rear Anti-roll Bars
front Camber Plates
I think it also includes the front and rear strut bars but will double check the loser to purchase i get. then the Xbrace for about $120 so all in all at least $2000 but it will be well worth it when i am carving up those meager turns that think they are the schiznid LOL

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Anyone done it? Any suggestions? How low to go, what kit to use?

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Don't forget that if you change one component, other parts can be affected. Everyone always jokes about getting their tooth fillings knocked out when they switch to stiffer springs/dampers. If that's happening to you, what do you think the car is feeling? Many recommend changing the front strut mounts and rear shock mounts, which are much more likely to fail with the stiffer setup. Also, don't forget a 4-wheel alignment after everything is installed. I would also re-emphasize earlier coments: lowering springs need shocks designed for lowering springs, etc. Always think of the total system, and how each part either adds to or takes away from the functioning of the entire system.

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