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Lou3viLL3sLuGGa 01-22-2013 04:50 PM

To lower or not to lower that is my xi ?
 
Some have said its not a problem and others have mentioned the xi running into problems such as suspension issues and so forth if you lower...? Please help! Thanks!

zabalzae 01-23-2013 11:47 AM

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=823749

Lou3viLL3sLuGGa 01-23-2013 11:59 AM

Thanks!

TArse 01-23-2013 01:03 PM

and go ahead and lower your xi. I am soon. inspect your car like you should and you'll be fine.

JQuick5156 01-23-2013 01:10 PM

Lower it if you would like. Only issue you will have is if you go really low. You will start wearing your axles in the front because of the drastic change in angle from the height change.

Kubica 01-23-2013 01:28 PM

Drive a lowered one first. Unless you are doing it for looks.

Lou3viLL3sLuGGa 01-23-2013 02:14 PM

Thanks for the input ..I'm doing it somewhat for the look..I wanted a 19 M staggered 67 wheel and lower, but also I want the handling and performance to be in tact and as good as possible. If staggered 19" wheels with lowering is sacrificing the ride I don't want to. I ordered the style 67 18x8 squared set of wheels, and I'll continue to look into the car and if I should indeed lower or not.

Rickna 01-23-2013 06:19 PM

Anytime you lower or decrease the sidewall series, you will sacrifice ride quality. There are reasonable comprises...

sminnich 01-24-2013 10:52 AM

I just lowered mine with Bilstein sports and Eibach pro-kit and so far it's fine. It doesn't feel too much different than stock, but it looks a lot more clean. My set up hasn't settled completely, but it was about an inch drop all around give or take a quarter inch.

Lou3viLL3sLuGGa 01-24-2013 10:54 AM

Thanks for the input, keep me updated how that goes for you. What year?

sminnich 01-24-2013 03:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Lou3viLL3sLuGGa (Post 15091381)
Thanks for the input, keep me updated how that goes for you. What year?

Mine is a 2004 325xi auto

Lou3viLL3sLuGGa 02-11-2013 07:18 PM

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Well for what it's worth I ordered eibach pro kit for e46 xi and bilstein sport shock for xi today and will have them installed this weekend... I'll update my opinions when I test the ride conditions out...

I went with 18x8 squared set of style 67 (4 fronts) here's the pic without shock/springs

Lou3viLL3sLuGGa 02-12-2013 11:25 AM

And I can understand the part of m on non m but I'm not doing anything other than wheels I don't want to be a m poser lol I just have always loves that wheel

SamDoe1 02-12-2013 11:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Lou3viLL3sLuGGa (Post 15154270)
And I can understand the part of m on non m but I'm not doing anything other than wheels I don't want to be a m poser lol I just have always loves that wheel

For me personally, it's not about being an M poser as I could care less. I just don't like that wheel, not even on an M3. But as I said before, to each their own. There are tons of people with your look and if you like it then that's all that matters.

And I know, the point of my post was 3 weeks late but I honestly just glossed over this thread before.

Thug life.

Lou3viLL3sLuGGa 02-12-2013 11:47 AM

Lets see your car pimpin

HiiiPoWeR

SamDoe1 02-12-2013 11:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Lou3viLL3sLuGGa (Post 15154342)
Lets see your car pimpin

HiiiPoWeR

My car is a bone stock orient blue 330xi lowered on Eibachs with style 44 summer wheels and style 137 winter wheels.

I care for cosmetic modding, I just maintain and add in functional improvements (ie bluetooth, ipod connection, etc.)

Lou3viLL3sLuGGa 02-12-2013 11:58 AM

Right I just added the Bluetooth and so forth too new shocks and springs plus new wheels and tires tint and clear lighting and better headlights is all I plan to mod I just maintain otherwise also. Sounds like a nice car! Thanks again for any input.

chilone 02-13-2013 12:23 AM

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Originally Posted by SamDoe1 (Post 15154364)
My car is a bone stock orient blue 330xi lowered on Eibachs with style 44 summer wheels and style 137 winter wheels.

I care for cosmetic modding, I just maintain and add in functional improvements (ie bluetooth, ipod connection, etc.)

We almost have the same car lol, except mine is steel blue metallic. Six speed also. I have Eibachs too and 18" CSLs. What kind of iPod hookup do you have? I have the lame BMW one that takes all control from the iPod when you plug it in. I HATE it!!!

SamDoe1 02-13-2013 10:39 AM

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Originally Posted by chilone (Post 15157132)
We almost have the same car lol, except mine is steel blue metallic. Six speed also. I have Eibachs too and 18" CSLs. What kind of iPod hookup do you have? I have the lame BMW one that takes all control from the iPod when you plug it in. I HATE it!!!

I have a USA Spec iPod connector. It also takes away iPod control but there is a function to give it back.

Gottalovethexi 02-13-2013 10:52 AM

Just do it. http://th180.photobucket.com/albums/.../th_swoosh.gif

Sitting just right
M3 rears all around, 18x9 et26 + 245/30-18


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