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giancarlo 01-12-2011 08:53 PM

suspension question: undecided
Hi guys,
I am still deciding which suspension to go with:dunno::dunno::dunno:... I gotta drop my car a few inches for sure,

any suggestions out there?

I have the sport suspension in my 323ci.

springs,coilovers, GC, shocks...

I want NO gap :thumbsup: gotta be low at the front of course.


Snik 01-12-2011 08:57 PM

no gap, = coils.

invictus 01-12-2011 09:03 PM

performance isn't super important, just low?

giancarlo 01-12-2011 09:10 PM

@ Snikwad: OK, coils..what brand?

@ Invictus: Performance is not THAT important but yeah. I would like the ride to be stiff. My friends s2k feels awesome.. I think hes got Koni yellow and Ground control.

Snik 01-12-2011 09:12 PM

TCkilne, KW, Bilstein, HnR, GC, FK, BG... the usual.. id say thats a good order to go down too. personal rule for coils if it cost less than $500 new, id be hesitant to buy it.

Andy2108 01-12-2011 09:15 PM

Whats your price range?

You options:

Lowering springs with stock shocks (wont last long...) (-1.1", -0.9") $200

Lowering springs with aftermarket sport shocks (-1.1", -0.9") $800

Cup kit (-1.5",-1.2") $650

Coilovers (adjustable, minimum -1" drop, max out around -3") starting at $1000 for Bilstein PSS, with lesser quality options available.

Snik 01-12-2011 09:27 PM

hit up ECS tuning

giancarlo 01-12-2011 09:31 PM

Thanks guys.

hhhmmm... $500 max.

so what brand would you recommend?

Snik 01-12-2011 09:34 PM

for $500, i suggest u hang tight and buy used coils like tien or FK or something, or add another $500 and get a new set of BGs, or FK, or Tien basics, or something since u want max low.

Andy2108 01-12-2011 09:35 PM

Save up a bit more and go with a Cup kit.... but its not gonna ride like stock.

giancarlo 01-12-2011 09:39 PM

Ok, I'll go with the cup kit.. which one tho? H&R race? or....

sgplayer69 01-12-2011 10:25 PM

I got Bilstein PSS9s on my sedan, and while it's definitely a rough ride (I don't happen to mind), the drop is awesome!

Andy2108 01-12-2011 10:28 PM

Pss10s (the new pss9s) are pretty expencive though. Like $1700. There really more of a performanc coilover than a drop coilover.

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TrickTizzle 01-12-2011 10:31 PM

I'd grab the TrackSport kit from Turner Motorsport. Its about $1,100. Made by H&R. Tuned by TMS. Perfect setup IMO.

sgplayer69 01-12-2011 10:32 PM

yeah that's true, from the hard driving I have done, not much in this shiitty weather, this thing just whips around turns

giancarlo 01-13-2011 12:28 AM

hhmm...... ok, nice. i am narrowin my preferences ....
H&R cup kit

PSS9 MUCHO expensive :(

Snik 01-13-2011 04:54 AM

i had/have cup kit... sport version, not touring, had to swap rear springs, wasnt low enough.
now i have tein s tech springs and bilstein sports on the back of my cupkit.

Mulatto325 01-13-2011 01:46 PM

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Love my H&R cup kit sport. Perfect drop IMO. I did rub once i dropped it on 19's. Quick fender roll and its all good.

welcher330xi 01-13-2011 02:20 PM

Where's the Raceland love?

giancarlo 01-13-2011 02:33 PM

ok, so I am going with the H R cup kit (sport or touring)?

anyone has this set up with pictures? before n after plz

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