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Old 03-15-2013, 07:02 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by E46Snowball View Post
Would coilovers have any affect on the subframe? I've never heard of a subframe failure on a 330i Zhp package...
Coilovers have the potential to be harsher on the car because you have the ability have the car at a lower stance. The lower the stance, the more stress is being put on the all aspects of the car (frame/subframe, wheel bearings, differential, etc.). I do not need my car that low (my old 325i had a PSS9 kit), so I cannot justify the extra expense (>$400) for coilovers.

I also have not heard of any subframe issues with the facelifted (02-06) BMWs. However, I do not want to be the first to find out.
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