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Old 01-13-2004, 07:07 AM   #1
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lowering my 94' 318is

I have a 94' 318is with 17" m3 wheels. I want to lower it, but i'm not sure how much. I don't want it to be uncomfortable too when i want to get out of my driveway. What do u guyz think>>???
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Old 01-13-2004, 11:47 AM   #2
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Eibach Sportline kit will give you a 1.8" drop front and rear. Or H&R Race Springs will give you a 2.0" front and 1.3" rear drop.

If you plan on lowering your car that much then I suggest you get coilovers but if you don't want to spend that much money then another option is Bilstien Sport shocks all around and get them re-valved for your set up.
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Old 01-13-2004, 01:11 PM   #3
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H&R Sport will also give you a nice drop. Not as low as the H&R Race. One thing about the Eibach Sportline though, is the rear seem way lower than the front.
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Old 01-13-2004, 05:59 PM   #4
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thanx guyz...so either H&R sport, or Eibach...can i just change the springs? One of my friends said that if you just change the springs my car will bounce to much...what should i do????
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Old 01-13-2004, 08:44 PM   #5
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For springs, H&R Sport or Eibach Pro-Kit.
For shocks, Bilstein Sport or Koni Yellow.

Can't go wrong with any combination of those. And yes, you have to change the shocks at the same time.
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Old 01-13-2004, 09:08 PM   #6
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What about camber effect on the lowering, won't it have to be corrected? Just wondering.
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Old 01-13-2004, 09:19 PM   #7
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I've seen some E36's with camber problems in the rear, but the springs I listed aren't very extreme at all. They should fit within the "acceptable" range.

Any E36 owners care to chime in?
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Old 01-13-2004, 09:40 PM   #8
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e36s can run with some negative camber, heck I even think they already have some negative camber with the OEM sport suspension. Not sure how much but I think around -2 degrees is "acceptable". I have the H&R Race, and there is a slight evidence of camber wear, but not too drastic, also the drop on these springs are a bit more than 2", I've added 2 rubber spring seats to raise the back a little.
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