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koven 09-10-2008 12:44 AM

different springs in front and back
 
so my fronts low enough but i want lower in the back, can i just change the rear springs to something else?

Arrows 09-10-2008 12:53 AM

Yes you can, as long as the fronts are the same, and rears are the same, I don't see a problem. It's just like coilovers with different spring rates.

frobie15 09-10-2008 12:56 AM

And that reason, my friend, is why you go with coilovers rather than springs :thumbsup:

koven 09-10-2008 01:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by frobie15 (Post 8509641)
And that reason, my friend, is why you go with coilovers rather than springs :thumbsup:

:werd:


i fail

n2Bimmer 09-10-2008 11:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by koven (Post 8509596)
so my fronts low enough but i want lower in the back, can i just change the rear springs to something else?

yes you can, thats what i did.

VALMONT 09-10-2008 11:39 AM

back in the early days of fanatics there was the jawknee setup (sp?)
it was basically e36 M3 springs in the rear if i remember correctly.

simsima325 09-10-2008 12:25 PM

^ I believe they were H&R Race springs, E46 non-M in the front, and E36M in the rear.

The OP should get coils. Especially if he is considering mixing brands front to rear, that just seems silly!

C Digital 323CI 09-11-2008 08:19 AM

Koven, You know the issues I am having with my iForged, so I am actually thinking of keeping my UUC v.2 fronts and putting in my stock sport spring in the rear. This will bring up the fender to the top of the tire and also firm up the spring rate so I won't rub. My UUC v.2 rears sit pretty low so if you're thinking about just getting new springs I will sell you mine for cheap. PM me if you want to talk more about it.

Edit- check your PM Koven

koven 09-11-2008 09:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by simsima325 (Post 8511521)
^ I believe they were H&R Race springs, E46 non-M in the front, and E36M in the rear.

The OP should get coils. Especially if he is considering mixing brands front to rear, that just seems silly!

i'll probably get coils in the future but spending $1000+ to get my rear a little lower right now isn't worth it to me

so i'm guessing it's ok to mix springs

thanks

frobie15 09-11-2008 11:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by koven (Post 8516476)
i'll probably get coils in the future but spending $1000+ to get my rear a little lower right now isn't worth it to me

so i'm guessing it's ok to mix springs

thanks

$1k for coilovers?? Check out the ST setup. I got mine installed for less then a grand!

Activ3 09-12-2008 12:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VALMONT (Post 8511285)
back in the early days of fanatics there was the jawknee setup (sp?)
it was basically e36 M3 springs in the rear if i remember correctly.

LOL I used to run that when I first got my car...

koven 09-12-2008 04:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by frobie15 (Post 8520331)
$1k for coilovers?? Check out the ST setup. I got mine installed for less then a grand!

any more details/link?

frobie15 09-16-2008 02:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by koven (Post 8524035)
any more details/link?

Call Sam at Autotalent. Get a price from them.

xPhantom 09-16-2008 06:02 PM

or.. you can take out your spring pads in the rear.
i did that and it dropped a pretty good amount.

before:
http://i28.tinypic.com/262ulx0.jpg


after:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3256/...26e4733a_b.jpg

00bmw323 10-04-2008 12:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by xPhantom (Post 8541212)
or.. you can take out your spring pads in the rear.
i did that and it dropped a pretty good amount.

before:
http://i28.tinypic.com/262ulx0.jpg


after:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3256/...26e4733a_b.jpg

:hmm: will this work?

frobie15 10-04-2008 01:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 00bmw323 (Post 8631064)
:hmm: will this work?

For you? NO! Not unless you let me have that engine cover!!! :D

00bmw323 10-04-2008 11:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by frobie15 (Post 8631350)
For you? NO! Not unless you let me have that engine cover!!! :D

:rofl:

330i ZHP 10-15-2008 07:48 PM

any noise or weird ride from removing the spring pad? I have a friend that wants to do this


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