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Richwebb 01-04-2013 01:11 PM

Coils or springs
Looking to lower my e46 convertible. Was wondering what's best way to do it and if anyone knows a good place to buy them.

Thanks rich

Junior2552 01-04-2013 04:00 PM

Coilovers. Fortune Auto!

illestminimike 01-05-2013 01:47 AM


E46DrEaMeR 01-05-2013 06:24 AM

coil overs....nuff said

johnrando 01-06-2013 10:46 PM

Coilovers is the easy answer. They are adjustable (if you buy the right kind), and can handle auto-x, track better. HOWEVER, if you don't need adjust-ability, don't auto-x (or not a ton), don't track, coilovers can be overkill as far as budget. You can get your car lower, improve handling, and still have a great ride with a spring/shock combination and easily save $500 or more for other mods. Both are the right answer, it just depends on your usage, needs, budget. Check out places like Turner Motorsports for example, which sells both. I went with an H&R Cup Kit.

JaayT 01-07-2013 07:50 AM

Totally depends what you're trying to go for I suppose. Springs will only offer so much and wouldn't be smart if you have mileage on your OEM shocks.
I'm on Tein S-Techs which are the lowest springs you can get but I am awaiting my BC Coilovers to come in. Springs were great but there just isnt any adjust-ability. But if you're just looking for a modest to aggressive drop then springs would definitely be the quick and cheap-er solution :clap:

Car as it sits currently on the S-Techs with 19s


The rear of our verts sit a tad but lower than the coupes due to our electric tops.
I rub on springs with shaved fenders and 245/35s in the rear =(

Tommy Burton 02-12-2013 11:32 AM

2001 325cic
my car has sport supension and I'm running stock 17" rims;I have 107K on it now and I'm wondering if springs would be enough or should I do struts and springs... don't want alot of drop just a "little".

NFSx328ci 02-12-2013 11:41 AM

I had the stock sport suspension and went with the H&R Cup kit. I love that thing. Perfect everything. I even took it on a cross country trip about 6 months ago. Thats her on my signature pic on the Pacific coast highway. I was loving the comfort and ride through the whole trip; hills, canyon roads and curvy and tight turns.

SMUUUUUV 02-12-2013 12:42 PM

H&R Sport Springs... Bilstein Struts....Make sure you get a low profile jack or keep some wood in your car when you do get it lowered....

johnrando 02-12-2013 01:41 PM

Great looking low profile jack. Do you like it? EDIT: looked online, can't find it. Where did you get it?

SMUUUUUV 02-12-2013 02:16 PM


Originally Posted by johnrando (Post 15155021)
Great looking low profile jack. Do you like it? EDIT: looked online, can't find it. Where did you get it?

I never had the chance to use it yet...tested it tho. Works fine. Here's the company link and also a link to one of their ebay auctions....



johnrando 02-12-2013 06:53 PM

Thanks, I'll check it out

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