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2001e46330coupe 12-03-2012 10:16 AM

Lowering Springs
 
I want to put eibach lowering springs on my 2001 330ci on 18s, what's the biggest drop I could get without rubbing the stock fenders?

euG! 12-03-2012 10:28 PM

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2001e46330coupe 12-03-2012 10:48 PM

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Here's a good look at the fender gap

euG! 12-03-2012 11:07 PM

http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/9...c01610edit.jpg
http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/409/dsc01635edit.jpg

This is a picture of my car lowered on (F)18x8.5 et 20/ (R) 18x9.0 et 42 with NO rubbing.

2001e46330coupe 12-03-2012 11:11 PM

Looks great!

Dreamliner330 12-03-2012 11:14 PM

Just remember, you will lose ride quality with lowering springs and it wears on parts harder.

I wish someone told me that before I spent money on lowering springs.

euG! 12-03-2012 11:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Dreamliner330 (Post 14949173)
Just remember, you will lose ride quality with lowering springs and it wears on parts harder.

I wish someone told me that before I spent money on lowering springs.

You will only lose ride quality if you match them with incompatable shocks. When using lowering springs you will want to match them with struts that are capable of handling the lowered ride height.

Koni Yellow or Bilstein's will do the job just fine and improve ride quality.

Dreamliner330 12-04-2012 12:49 AM

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Originally Posted by euG! (Post 14949191)
You will only lose ride quality if you match them with incompatable shocks. When using lowering springs you will want to match them with struts that are capable of handling the lowered ride height.

Koni Yellow or Bilstein's will do the job just fine and improve ride quality.

I have Eibach & Koni. Ride quality was better stock.

euG! 12-04-2012 01:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Dreamliner330 (Post 14949353)
I have Eibach & Koni. Ride quality was better stock.

Koni yellows (IMO) are top of the line. Anything with Koni will be awesome.

bmwmen 12-04-2012 03:05 PM

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Originally Posted by euG! (Post 14949144)
http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/9...c01610edit.jpg
http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/409/dsc01635edit.jpg

This is a picture of my car lowered on (F)18x8.5 et 20/ (R) 18x9.0 et 42 with NO rubbing.

What suspension is this?

euG! 12-04-2012 03:31 PM

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Originally Posted by bmwmen (Post 14950905)
What suspension is this?

These were Racelands... :facepalm:

bmwmen 12-04-2012 03:36 PM

The rear looks really low, too low for me though personally. Why the face palm? You didn't like them?

euG! 12-04-2012 04:03 PM

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Originally Posted by bmwmen (Post 14951043)
The rear looks really low, too low for me though personally. Why the face palm? You didn't like them?

They were horrible

MJM Distributing 12-11-2012 05:33 PM

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Originally Posted by 2001e46330coupe (Post 14946835)
I want to put eibach lowering springs on my 2001 330ci on 18s, what's the biggest drop I could get without rubbing the stock fenders?

The Eibach Pro-Kit Springs for your car would give it an approximate 1.1" to 1.2" or so drop (give or take). While a mild drop like that should not rub the fenders on an 18 inch wheel, things like the size of the tires and/or the offset of your wheels will also come into play. Unless you're running some wild offset or crazy fat sidewall, you should be okay. Also, a set of blown and sagging shocks could come into play in the matter if that's a serious problem. Those 3 factors (individually or combined) should be considered. If you have any other questions, feel free to PM us with a contact number and a rep will give you a call for some 1-on-1 consultation on the matter. And keep in mind, we have special deals on select Eibach and H&R Springs for members of this forum. PM us with any questions.


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