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Old 06-07-2013, 10:49 PM   #1
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Lowering options

I just got a set of 16" Rials on my E30.

Very happy with the look (might move to 205/50 with my next set) but I feel like the gap in the front is too big.

As such, I'm considering dropping it somewhat. I'm thinking maybe 30mm in the front, 15mm in the rear. What setups would achieve this, while still maintaining driveability? I use the car year-round (14" weaves on 195/65 in the winter) and my exhaust setup is a little lower than stock, so I can't compromise too much on clearance.

So far, I've looked at H&R Sport and H&R OE Sport springs. Both have 30mm drop and front and rear, which would negate my objective. Should I look at those, or is there anything else I can use?

Also, what shock setup does everyone have? I just bought some OE Bilsteins, so I'd rather not change them if I don't have to (I figured a 30mm drop should be okay on stock shocks).

I don't have the money to go the coilover route, either.

Thanks in advance!

Last edited by TSI; 06-07-2013 at 11:26 PM.
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Old 06-07-2013, 10:58 PM   #2
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I'd do h&r sport if you just plan on street driving it. You can add or remove spring pads front and rear to adjust the drop to where you want it.
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