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BimmerMan
06-13-2003, 12:30 AM
Hey Guys,
I have an e30 with an m50 swap. One of my rear springs is cracked, so I need to replace it. I don't have money to go all out, but am thinking about getting lowering springs and staying with the stock shocks. My shocks are in good shape. The front were just replaced, the rear are okay. Which lowering springs will lower the car 1 - 1.5", and still give me a good ride? I don't want to bottom out, or have a "ghetto" ride. Also, if I lower it this amount, will I have a camber problem?

BMW BMXer
06-13-2003, 12:32 AM
stock m3 springs
eibachs

BimmerMan
06-13-2003, 12:44 AM
Would putting stock M3 springs lower the car? If so, by how much?

Bob Loblaw
06-13-2003, 12:45 AM
About an inch.

nzer
06-15-2003, 07:58 AM
your camber will go mental but its not really a problem, i reckon it looks cool

bmwm5lover
06-15-2003, 03:05 PM
Originally posted by nzer
your camber will go mental but its not really a problem, i reckon it looks cool
yup, i wish i could post pics....HAHAHA My tires are soon gonna collapse LOL. But i agree camber looks BADASS!

BimmerMan
06-15-2003, 03:16 PM
So if I lower the car 1 1/4 inch or so, the factory adjustments won't be enough to make the camber proper?

BMW BMXer
06-15-2003, 04:12 PM
thats my rear camber

bmwm5lover
06-15-2003, 04:13 PM
damn i wish i had a pic. mine is 2 as what bmwbmwer has.

BimmerMan
06-15-2003, 09:18 PM
bmxer, how much is your car lowered? Do you have any side view pics?

Soldo
06-16-2003, 12:01 AM
wow, thats a pretty big camber for such a little drop, and i disagree, camber does NOT look "badass" it looks like something is wrong with the car!
my camber isn't that bad and i have 18's with coilovers!
(IMO the BEST way to get the height, ride comfort, and look that you want!)

bmwm5lover
06-16-2003, 12:53 AM
Originally posted by SOLDOMATIC 325i
wow, thats a pretty big camber for such a little drop, and i disagree, camber does NOT look "badass" it looks like something is wrong with the car!

no it doesnt, it looks badass!:P

Soldo
06-16-2003, 12:56 AM
ya, but your GAY!

bmwm5lover
06-16-2003, 12:58 AM
Originally posted by SOLDOMATIC 325i
ya, but your GAY!
That coming from you!
lets just say to some it looks badass to some it looks like ass! i can bet you that more think it looks badass than those who think it looks bad. and im willing to bet you on that!

BimmerMan
06-16-2003, 02:30 AM
I have never heard of IMO. What can you tell me about it?

Another questions. I have heard something about progressive springs vs. not. Any suggestions?

BMW BMXer
06-16-2003, 02:31 AM
Originally posted by SOLDOMATIC 325i
wow, thats a pretty big camber for such a little drop, and i disagree, camber does NOT look "badass" it looks like something is wrong with the car!
my camber isn't that bad and i have 18's with coilovers!
(IMO the BEST way to get the height, ride comfort, and look that you want!)

Ya you should see robs car from behind, or jons brothers its bad. E30 suspensions weird

side view as requested

SebSter
06-16-2003, 04:30 AM
stupid question but whats camber? not sure what u guys r referring to

bmwm5lover
06-16-2003, 01:26 PM
Originally posted by SebSter
stupid question but whats camber? not sure what u guys r referring to
its not a dumb question at all. Camber is the tilt of the tire as viewed from the front/back of the car. If the top of the tires lean toward the center of the car then you have negative camber. If the top of the tire tilts out away from the center of the car then you have positive camber. Adjusting camber can have a dramatic effect on the cornering of ur car. Optimum camber setings will result in more speed and ideal tire wear.

SebSter
06-16-2003, 02:00 PM
allrite makes sense, so whats the optimum? for them to be perpenicular? or is a little tilt good?

bmwm5lover
06-16-2003, 02:06 PM
Originally posted by SebSter
allrite makes sense, so whats the optimum? for them to be perpenicular? or is a little tilt good?
optimum meaning straight. whether or not tilt is good depends on what you are doing with the car. for example, when racing around an oval track, it is good to have your right wheel w/ positive camber, and your left wheel w/ negative camber.

bmwm5lover
06-16-2003, 02:06 PM
Originally posted by BimmerMan
I have never heard of IMO. What can you tell me about it?

:D:D:D
IMO= In My Opinion:D

Sylak
06-16-2003, 03:27 PM
i Like these BBS wheel. i want them :-)

if i lower my car it Will be eibach or H&R,
H&R lowering sping ( i just want it to be drop by max 1.5'') with h&R sport shock it seem to be a nice set up.

nzer
06-17-2003, 01:22 AM
Originally posted by SebSter
allrite makes sense, so whats the optimum? for them to be perpenicular? or is a little tilt good?

for the street, virtually no camber. But for a track you want to set the wheel up so that when its going hard round a corner that it becomes flat on the track therefore putting more tyre on the track therefore more friction therefore better handling.