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Old 02-05-2003, 04:19 PM   #1
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Question where to drop??

warm weather rollin' round soon and I want to get my car dropped a bit, I know nothing regarding lowering a car to make an educated decision!
1Where is a good place to go close to my Oakville home??
2Which springs?
3stock e30, how low will make it look great without having to worry about stones on the road *dont have a body kit* ???

and what kind of price am I lookin at?
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Old 02-05-2003, 08:00 PM   #2
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H&R Springs seem to be the popular choice for lowering our cars.
The cost is approx $380 for the springs, and maybe 1 hour's labour to install, so approx $450 after taxes and such.

you might also want to save up for new shocks/struts too, but it's not nesc.
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Old 02-05-2003, 09:11 PM   #3
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what is the going rate for blisten sport shocks? or do you recommend another brand?
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Old 02-05-2003, 11:12 PM   #4
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Most popular choice by far is definitely H&R springs. Shocks are not optional, you will blow your stock ones within weeks.


Last time I checked Bilstein Sports were
Front: US$101
Rear: US$77

and

H&R Sport Springs
US$209.95

They'll give you a 1.25" drop all around.

I personally do not recommend another brand if you have the cash for Bilsteins. Otherwise check out Koni shocks are pretty popular as well.
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Old 02-06-2003, 12:38 AM   #5
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Most popular choice by far is definitely H&R springs. Shocks are not optional, you will blow your stock ones within weeks.


Last time I checked Bilstein Sports were
Front: US$101
Rear: US$77
where did you get that price???!??!?!?!?
I got a quote of $99Usd for rears
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Old 02-06-2003, 01:53 AM   #6
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What ever you do....don't buy Tokico's! I blew 2 rear shocks with in six months (two rear Billstiens ran me around $400)! Go with Bilstien even if you have to wait till spring...you won't regret it.

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Old 02-06-2003, 06:53 PM   #7
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[quote]Originally posted by Dave 325i
[b]Most popular choice by far is definitely H&R springs. Shocks are not optional, you will blow your stock ones within weeks.


i have had my car lowered on h&r sport springs for about 5months now and i still have the shocks that were on the car when i bought it(about 2 yrs ago) and im doing fine. however i do plan to upgrade to Bilstein when i get the money
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Old 02-06-2003, 10:40 PM   #8
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a good lowering hieght is in between 1inch and 1.5 inch drop. dont wanna go too low
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Old 02-06-2003, 10:49 PM   #9
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only charge for 1 hour labor??
where is it??!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 02-06-2003, 11:01 PM   #10
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Re: where to drop??

Yo! blkNblue-e30

I was at the timmies this morning at 8:15 to 8:45 where were you???

About the lowering.. you could try the place on Kerr and trafulgar I can't remember the name but it's right near there.. PM Maverick he should have the address. They do euro cars mainly.. the guy know's his stuff.

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Old 02-06-2003, 11:05 PM   #11
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I have H&R E30 M3 springs and my car is dumped, way more than 1.25 inches. The back is tucking large, the back wheels are stock 14' bottle caps with 65 profile tires and you can barely see the top of the tire :0
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Old 02-07-2003, 02:05 AM   #12
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where did you get that price???!??!?!?!?
I got a quote of $99Usd for rears
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Smoothie - that e30 is slammed. Surely 16s or 17s must be up next for you.
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