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Old 04-04-2009, 04:03 AM   #1
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I'd like to lower my car. Which springs do you suggest?

hi guys

summer is coming and I'd like to lower my car a bit.

Currently I have a stock suspension but I'd like to just add new springs to it.

I do not like a bumpy ride so it would be great if you can suggest me a set of spring without losing too much comforness of stock suspension.

here is my car right now.
My rear is much higher than the front.. is this normal??





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Old 04-04-2009, 04:16 AM   #2
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What is your budget? If you can get some coilovers, that would be your best bet.
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Old 04-04-2009, 04:18 AM   #3
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What is your budget? If you can get some coilovers, that would be your best bet.
yeah I know but my budget is around $200-300 max.
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Old 04-04-2009, 12:56 PM   #4
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ouch, not gunna happen... get a cupkit...

will run u around 1k installed


even if you get a cheaper spring combo, still gunna run you about 6-7 installed
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Old 04-04-2009, 01:24 PM   #5
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Hey bro,

Your budget of 2-300$ is fine for springs, but you gotta consider upgrading your shocks & struts while you're at it. Lowering the car with stock stuts and shocks usually reduces handling. Also, installing springs is usually around as much as installing a complete suspension (shocks and struts), so you might as well take advantage of the labour you're paying.

For springs, if you're gonna insist on using your stock shocks and struts, i'd get either Eibach or H&R sports (not race).

If you're going to change the shocks and struts too, i'd probably get the DDM coilovers, although apparently some of them have been problematic.

If you just want a temporary solution to make the car lower, i'd cut the springs, but everyone is going to try to tell you that your car will somehow explode if you do that. That's not the correct way to lower your car though, but its a nice way of mocking up how it will look like, and its usually cheaper to do.
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Old 04-04-2009, 05:50 PM   #6
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the point here is,

if you opt to go with spring, soon or later, the added stress from having shorter spring mated with tired stock suspension will blow out the shocks and struts. In the end, you will end up with replacing everything again.

while taking it out anyway, just install the properly mated shocks and struts so that you would actually save on labor.

do it right or dont do it at all.
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Old 04-05-2009, 04:23 AM   #7
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the point here is,

if you opt to go with spring, soon or later, the added stress from having shorter spring mated with tired stock suspension will blow out the shocks and struts. In the end, you will end up with replacing everything again.

while taking it out anyway, just install the properly mated shocks and struts so that you would actually save on labor.

do it right or dont do it at all.
hello hyung,

I'd like know if autopia is still open at same place.

I need to get rid of some rusts and I am not sure if autopia has been moved to other place or not.

If autopia has been moved please let me know with the new address.

Thanks

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Old 04-05-2009, 08:49 AM   #8
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Old 04-05-2009, 08:34 PM   #9
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pay for labour? heck take an afternoon and install those puppies yourself! unless there's something i'm unaware of on e46s
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Old 04-05-2009, 08:43 PM   #10
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the point here is,

if you opt to go with spring, soon or later, the added stress from having shorter spring mated with tired stock suspension will blow out the shocks and struts. In the end, you will end up with replacing everything again.

while taking it out anyway, just install the properly mated shocks and struts so that you would actually save on labor.

do it right or dont do it at all.
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