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Old 02-20-2004, 03:23 AM   #16
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but if the springs are stiff, they wont give easily to let the shocks bounce... no?
You're suggesting the springs provide more resistance than the shocks? I thought it was the other way around.

Bounce test: Push down really hard and fast on the car to compress the suspension, then let go. If your suspension is toast, it'll bounce up and down a few times when you let go. It's just a test. Only your ass can tell you if it's a comfortable ride.

BTW, what lowering springs did you get for the IX and where did you buy them?
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Old 02-20-2004, 03:34 AM   #17
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but if the springs are stiff, they wont give easily to let the shocks bounce... no?
Put it like this,without shocks your car would continue to bounce up and down after going on a dip or a bump.Springs must jounce and rebound (compress and extend) as a car goes over a bump or dip,springs basically support the weight of a vechile.Alot of people confuse shocks with springs...
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Old 02-20-2004, 03:47 AM   #18
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I still have stock rear shocks. They have not blow yet *knock on wood*
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Old 02-20-2004, 04:25 AM   #19
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jello_g: i didnt get any yet, but i found some h&r's.. they say it lowers it 1.3 in the front and 1.2 in the rear and it came out to 300 usd with shipping

vadim: i see what ur saying now, though still i think it wont be so bad, because again im not looking to slam the car, i just want it to look normal and not have that huge fender gap, so even it its a bit with the new springs, it still wouldnt be any worse than stock. no?

and bmxer, how long have you been riding on the stock shocks? (i mean since you put sport springs?)
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Old 02-20-2004, 04:33 AM   #20
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vadim: i see what ur saying now, though still i think it wont be so bad, because again im not looking to slam the car, i just want it to look normal and not have that huge fender gap, so even it its a bit with the new springs, it still wouldnt be any worse than stock. no?

It'll work,but your just gonna have a harsh ride and your gonna wear out your suspension faster.Might as well just cut your springs.I would say just wait a little and save up for spring/shocks combo,you'll be on the safe side that way.
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Old 02-20-2004, 04:38 AM   #21
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yeah, probably what i will end up doing even though its pissing me off how high it is, dont wanna mess anything up
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Old 02-20-2004, 04:40 AM   #22
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yeah, probably what i will end up doing even though its pissing me off how high it is, dont wanna mess anything up
Yeah i feel you.Is it higher then a regular E30 3 series since its a IX??
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Old 02-20-2004, 04:59 AM   #23
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yeap.. i just put some pics up in the rides section, you can see there how much of a gap there is, especially in the front between the fender and the tire..i could almost fit my fist in there
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yeap.. i just put some pics up in the rides section, you can see there how much of a gap there is, especially in the front between the fender and the tire..i could almost fit my fist in there
Just checked it out.Its not that bad......well it is but since your car is black it doesnt look that bad.
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I could fit my fist in my wheel gap. My rear shocks have been in there for about 8 months or so.
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Old 02-20-2004, 04:01 PM   #26
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It doesn't matter how much lower or stiffer the springs are, you should get new shocks anyways.
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It doesn't matter how much lower or stiffer the springs are, you should get new shocks anyways.
True. Its also true that I do not know what I have back there. Maybe Blistein sports made there way into the back some how.

Either way I would definatly not have stock shocks up front with lowering springs.
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Old 02-20-2004, 07:05 PM   #28
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the car bounces because the shocks is too long and the spring is short
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Old 02-20-2004, 07:15 PM   #29
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you can save money in Buying used M3 coil they don't drop as much as H&r or otehr after market. But with the money you will save you can buy new shock? that's what i'll do for my E30
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Old 02-20-2004, 07:49 PM   #30
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Do not do the springs without the shocks, the ride is awful and your shocks will be shot in no time.
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