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cwiniarz
07-25-2004, 09:49 PM
I'm planning on lowering my 7 in a few weeks just wondering what springs are good to go with. Also do i really need to get shocks or can i just get springs? And whats the difference if i do and dont get shocks

218m3
07-27-2004, 06:37 PM
if u don't get shocks....ur oem shocks will run out very soon...after that...the ride will be horrible....

the for the springs....there are many good companies that makes springs....its just how lower u wanna go...

cwiniarz
07-27-2004, 08:47 PM
All i really want is a 1.5" drop in the front since i have a like a two finger gap, the back is already pretty low and there is no finger clearance.

JUst wondering can you buy just front springs from an aftermarket company or do you have to get all four. As i'm looking at the back i think my tires are too wide and wont tuck with out rubbing.

STALKER
07-27-2004, 08:52 PM
You have to buy all four. I would suggest getting shocks aswell, will not only give you better handling but a better ride. Spend a little more now and you willl much happier in the long run. Suspension is not something you want skimp on.

218m3
07-28-2004, 01:08 AM
koni shocks are very good....they run about 700 USD

cwiniarz
07-28-2004, 09:27 AM
thanks guys

V-Thang
07-28-2004, 11:22 PM
Eibach springs with some Koni shocks = sex ride!!!

im on eibach springs and kyb gas shocks! such a smooth ride yet awesome handling!!

cwiniarz
07-28-2004, 11:45 PM
I'm just going to pick up some eibach springs for now, then when my shocks go i'll upgrade them

Jon@Bimmersport
07-29-2004, 01:10 AM
install all 4 springs btw, dont install just the front..u change a lot more than just looks with lowering, your handling, balance, braking, acelleration is all ****ed up, plus so is ur safety ;)

cwiniarz
07-29-2004, 06:05 AM
yeah i know, i'm going to do a 1.3 drop in the front .8 in the back

V-Thang
07-29-2004, 04:57 PM
get coilovers if u want to play around with the height.

cwiniarz
07-29-2004, 05:47 PM
Ya but i dont have 2000 to spend on a good coilver setup. I dont think anyone makes those cheap ones for it

Bigbore
07-30-2004, 08:53 AM
actually the main reason you dont want to just drop the front is , it will screw up your brake ballast, which in turn would make your rear wheels lock up much faster then the front ones.

but also handling etc..