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Old 06-01-2013, 12:42 AM   #16
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Is there only 1 version of IE3 spring? Cause you say to lower the front a little but ie3 drops 2" in the front. Since my wheels are 15 wrapped in 205/50 I have a smaller overall tire height than stock 14s...I'm thinking about 2" drop in the front or a 1.5"...leaning more towards 1.5 just incase of anything in the road...I can make a skid plate if I have to
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Old 06-01-2013, 12:42 AM   #17
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Btw car looks good
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Old 06-01-2013, 10:34 AM   #18
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Here's a shot of my car running the H&R coil over kit. Front is set to about half way on the adjustment, and the rear is close to lowest setting, but still has spring pads in, so I can drop easy another 1/4-1/2" with adjustment and removal of the pads.

As for camber, its pretty much even front and rear, but I have a lot of rear toe in, which is why I will be doing the adjustors and the sub frame riser this winter to correct that. As far as ride height goes, I haven't had an issue of getting in anywhere in Kitchener yet, speed bumps are fine.

Tires are 225/45/15's so smaller than the stock 14's. I still need to roll my fenders at some point, mainly in the rear so I can run my spacer again, as the rear rubs with them. My backspacing is 15x8" rims, front are +18 (+25 wheel, 7mm spacer) and just +25 in the rear (+10 when I run my rear spacer).

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Old 06-11-2013, 12:03 PM   #19
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Is there only 1 version of IE3 spring? Cause you say to lower the front a little but ie3 drops 2" in the front. Since my wheels are 15 wrapped in 205/50 I have a smaller overall tire height than stock 14s...I'm thinking about 2" drop in the front or a 1.5"...leaning more towards 1.5 just incase of anything in the road...I can make a skid plate if I have to
Thanks, that was her about 8 years ago, still running the same suspension that's holding up nicely.

Only one version of IE3's. I have no idea what the stock height of an e30 is, most of them have aftermarket springs or worn out original ones. Therefor I can't really related to these measurements. From my experience the Eibach "pro-kit" are too low and soft so they bottom out and the grey H&R "OE Sport" don't drop enough. That's why I went with the IE3's (they are also Eibach but a custom spec.) but you could also try the H&R sport or super sport.
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Old 06-12-2013, 01:15 PM   #20
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I'm prolly gonna get the IE3 and some koni shocks...since it's a daily no need for a super sport as I want comfortable ride too
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Old 06-12-2013, 01:16 PM   #21
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Ryan how does the ride feel on coilovers? I didn't know HR made a coilover kit!
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I'm prolly gonna get the IE3 and some koni shocks...since it's a daily no need for a super sport as I want comfortable ride too
Ride quality depends a lot on your wheel/tire setup. I would say pairing the IE3's with stock 14's is about at the limit of what could be considered "comfy". It's pretty smooth and stable on the highway but you can feel the expansion gaps, when I see a bump in the road I lock my jaw in preparation.

Never tried coil-over, they just look too flimsy for my taste.
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Ryan how does the ride feel on coilovers? I didn't know HR made a coilover kit!
I love it, rides really smooth and handles bumps well. Body roll is minimal, overall very happy with the ride. I would probably want it a bit stiffer if I were to track the car full time (the plan for the car), but street/moderate track is no problem at all.
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