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Old 06-12-2012, 08:43 PM   #1
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Lowering Top hats

Anyone find these on ebay i saw them on for 50 bucks then i went back a week latter and couldn't find them anyone now where to get them? (they were blue on ebay)
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Old 06-12-2012, 09:34 PM   #2
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I used e90 parts. Bolted right up. Just fyi
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Old 06-12-2012, 09:45 PM   #3
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ya i've heard that but i called otto's BMW and they said 80$ a piece where'd you get yours?
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Old 06-12-2012, 10:59 PM   #4
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There are E90 lowering hats too.. I wonder if they would drop it even further??
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Old 06-12-2012, 11:09 PM   #5
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Lots of info here:http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=165995

Got mine from mike @ Maranello, could also try pelican or something but they were not that expensive

The drop isn't that substantial, there are a few picture comparisons in that thread

The aftermarket ones seem to cost a bit more, the eBay ones are likely e90 hats
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Old 06-12-2012, 11:17 PM   #6
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These are the lower E90 hats:

http://www.supremepowerparts.com/pro...x?prod_id=6189

Should contact them and ask if anyone has installed them on an E30 yet. Would be about 25mm lower I theorize.
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Old 06-13-2012, 06:22 AM   #7
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Should contact them and ask if anyone has installed them on an E30 yet. Would be about 25mm lower I theorize.
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Old 06-13-2012, 08:25 AM   #8
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I was looking into non E90 drop hats but avoided them because I heard stories of them binding.

I got E90 ones from Maranello BMW for about $30.

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Old 06-13-2012, 10:28 AM   #9
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I was looking into non E90 drop hats but avoided them because I heard stories of them binding.
Heard this as well, people were worried with even the normal e90 hats and ground down a corner or something

Also worthy to note if you're running camber plates, only some fit without contact.
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Old 06-13-2012, 10:40 AM   #10
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Heard this as well, people were worried with even the normal e90 hats Ams ground down a corner or something
that sucks, I would hate to drive around and hear springs binding.
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Old 06-13-2012, 05:18 PM   #11
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I use e90 drop hats on my setup. Got them for about 50.00 from a dealer.
No issues at all.
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Old 06-13-2012, 06:52 PM   #12
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I've got dealer e90 hats on my vert (and put them in Defaultname's car as well) and they don't bind at all. Only paid like $12 a piece for them They fit the spring perfectly, and don't overhang around the edges. They don't give a huge drop, but definitely a noticeable drop. If you're swapping springs, might as well do the e90 spring cup while you're at it.
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Old 06-16-2012, 02:30 AM   #13
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Price is right, but potential issues when using drop hats with lowering springs. The e30 front suspension already has limited range of movement, wouldn't these compress the shock considerably and shorten the travel?

Just a thought... would be great to have some measurements.

PS. I don't know about you guys but I find the MacPherson suspension a little annoying.
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Old 06-16-2012, 01:47 PM   #14
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No, that's the whole idea. It just allow the whole strut to move up in relation to the car. Identical to lowering the stack height of a camber plate (google it for pics).
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