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Powerslide
02-18-2004, 02:12 AM
Im looking at getting some new springs. Suspension techniques or Eibachs Sportlines. Im not sure though, Im looking for a pretty agressive drop, even mabye 2". Lets see watcha got, and what brand! Pics pics pics!
Thanks in advance everyone for the help!
*th-up*

bart320i
02-18-2004, 04:25 AM
FK springs

Justin e36
03-01-2004, 05:59 AM
anone else?

thinair
03-01-2004, 07:34 AM
Here is my car, since these pics I dropped the rear end another 3/8" to help level it out a bit. It's currently set at 12.5" from the wheel center to the fender lip in the front, and 11" in the rear.

I might drop the back end another 1/4" if I can. I'm on Bilstein PSS coilovers and the rears are all the way down. I'm going to try to remove the bottom spring perch lockring and just thread the threaded spring perch down until it hits the stock spring seat. I just don't want to mess up my rear camber too much. I dunno, I also want to get my car corner weighted, so maybe removing that lockring isn't the best idea.

BTW, the two pics were taken within minutes of each other, same camera, same photographer (thanks Gamite), notice the color difference?

http://www3.sympatico.ca/thinairbikes/back.jpg

Justin e36
03-02-2004, 12:47 AM
how I love that car. how much were the coilovers? looks like you had to roll the fenders though ... ? (or am I wrong...)

Mikester
03-02-2004, 01:04 AM
hey, do you think ill be needing to roll my fenders if i get 18x8.5 ACS replicas? dont know what tire sizes im gonna get yet.
suggestions?

qimis
03-02-2004, 01:08 AM
Eibach springs (I dont know which one, but the color is black)

MPRESION
03-02-2004, 01:15 AM
Bilstein PSS Coilovers...

Justin e36
03-02-2004, 01:17 AM
mpression.. what size are those tires.. and rims?

MPRESION
03-02-2004, 01:17 AM
another

MPRESION
03-02-2004, 01:18 AM
Originally posted by Justin e36
mpression.. what size are those tires.. and rims?

These aer BMW M Contours... 17"...

Fronts = 17x7.5" with 225/45ZR17
Rears = 17x8.5" with 245/40ZR17

MPRESION
03-02-2004, 01:23 AM
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Justin e36
03-02-2004, 01:26 AM
you rolled your fenders mpression?...

MPRESION
03-02-2004, 01:26 AM
Originally posted by Justin e36
you rolled your fenders mpression?...

Yes

Powerslide
03-02-2004, 01:33 AM
qimis, thats a tight ride there.

pwrsurge
03-02-2004, 01:36 AM
Tokico Illuminas Fully Adjustable Gas Shocks
Tokico Illuminas Lowering Spring 2" Drop
17" Fittipaldi Tubular Rims w/ 225/40ZR/17

suicide
03-02-2004, 01:41 AM
AIR RIDE - ther is no way u can go lower

thinair
03-02-2004, 01:51 AM
Originally posted by Justin e36
how I love that car. how much were the coilovers? looks like you had to roll the fenders though ... ? (or am I wrong...)

The coilovers came installed on the car when I bought it. They retail for about a grand US. The fenders are rolled, but only because my previous wheels were 19's.

chitown
03-02-2004, 04:19 AM
I have an OT question, there's a pic with a black car with pure black corners, and Mikester's with what looks like smoked corners. Which would look better on a montreal bleu color (kind of a darker blue) I can't decide.

thinair
03-02-2004, 07:33 AM
Mpression, how did you get the rear end so low? Did you remove the spring adjuster or something? My rear spring is bottomed out and it looks nothing like that.

What was the rear camber like (if you know)? How were your rear tires wearing?

MPRESION
03-02-2004, 12:39 PM
Originally posted by thinair
Mpression, how did you get the rear end so low? Did you remove the spring adjuster or something? My rear spring is bottomed out and it looks nothing like that.

What was the rear camber like (if you know)? How were your rear tires wearing?

I removed the adjuster rings which allowed for a further drop. As per tire wear and camber, not bad.. I'm running a bit more negative camber (set up to a EuroSpec M3 Sport suspension setting) then stock but wear is not too noticable.

1Low325IS
03-09-2004, 03:26 AM
il beat you all , gettin installed as we speak, will take pics tomorrow

Full H&R/BillStein Racing Suspension

low_bmw
03-09-2004, 04:44 AM
Originally posted by 1Low325IS
il beat you all , gettin installed as we speak, will take pics tomorrow

Full H&R/BillStein Racing Suspension

BEAT THIS !!! and dont take no bullshit show pic in some parking lot with the coilovers all the way down. Take some everyday height pics.

low_bmw
03-09-2004, 04:44 AM
and this

Rally318ti
03-09-2004, 05:43 PM
dAMN!!!

Jim .E.
03-09-2004, 05:58 PM
low_bmw, what type of bim do you have? 318IC or 328IC or something else?

low_bmw
03-09-2004, 08:27 PM
318 IC

Jim .E.
03-09-2004, 09:14 PM
one more question....how the f*ck do you turn! i have a feeling you cant turn very sharp

Understated
03-09-2004, 10:31 PM
SWWWWWWWWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET,

i love ur ride man(low_bmw)

low_bmw
03-09-2004, 10:57 PM
i can turn, it barely rubs. If someone wants to buy it and is willing to make a good offer, it might be for sale.

Jim .E.
03-09-2004, 11:39 PM
whas the price your lookin for?