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dmoney10 12-06-2010 12:51 AM

Xi on Coils, Any1 have pics?
 
I currently have bav auto spring on stock struts and shocks, and it is simply not low enough. I was thinking of upgrading to coilovers. Who has coils, and if so how low is your car, and how low can it go? Pics would be greatly appreciated
Thanks -D

pics of current setup
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y16...0/IMG_1262.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y16...0/IMG_1261.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y16...0/IMG_1040.jpg

Gottalovethexi 12-06-2010 11:26 AM

lol there isn't a thread for all things suspension here, is there?

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=731343

Glissco27 12-08-2010 09:07 AM

interesting color choice of rims...never seen that before

afstud 12-08-2010 10:12 PM

please make that black gas cap go away its scary

bombguy 12-09-2010 05:08 PM

My old car....

H&R coilovers

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y16...uy/34t2554.jpg

dmoney10 12-12-2010 01:19 AM

made my decision, goin with kw variant 1 thanks guys

Mark M 12-13-2010 09:10 AM

Green rims and a black gas cap.

How many of your friends / family / motorists passing by think that is cool?

Am I the only one that cringes when I see more and more of this ***** flare crossing over to our fine Bavarian stable mates?

It has always been my understanding that the Japanese automakers wanted to be like the Germans....not the other way around.

Dreamliner330 12-13-2010 11:53 AM

If you drop too far your going to mess up your front axle CV joints...thats a $1,200+ repair. Don't care about ride quality either, eh?

gordo325xiwagon 12-14-2010 08:06 PM

Dreamliner is right about lowering it too far. XI's have less spring travel than RWD E46 cars, so your problem is compounded.

Almost any coilover setup offers difference coil spring rates up to 8 or 9Kg/mm. So you can go into the dirt with almost any coilover setup if that is your preference. But you will pay for the drop with a crappy ride, and poor handling. If that is OK with you, then go for it.

BTW ditch the green wheels, it looks like a carnival ride.

eschantra 12-17-2010 04:57 PM

I used to live in Brookline and I would think twice about making a ground scraper if you still live in the Boston area. My xi's bottomed out on stock suspension in potholes around there before.

Rickna 12-17-2010 09:51 PM

What's with the rims & gas fil door? Yes, it is scary.

dmoney10 12-19-2010 10:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eschantra (Post 12588280)
I used to live in Brookline and I would think twice about making a ground scraper if you still live in the Boston area. My xi's bottomed out on stock suspension in potholes around there before.

i feel you man the roads are rough around here, but i love the slammed car look+ ecs makes a metal skid plate which would help greatly.
And i appreciate every loving the green rims, ive won many car shows with my car and most people like it. The style now is slammed cars on bright rims, i give it till the summer until most people are following it.


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