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Old 03-29-2011, 11:08 AM   #1
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Coilovers without drop.

So it seems to be that my suspension on (320i) the car is starting to come to its ends, since i have a cracked spring and 178km on the I'm thinking of going to the classic Raceland coilovers as thats all I can afford, Unfortunately I own a pair of 20" inchers that go on the car so a drop in the back is far from possible. I was curious whether I could have raceland coilovers but not implementing any drop. If and other setups would work please chip in.

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Old 03-29-2011, 11:47 AM   #2
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Trash the 20s. They do nothing good for you on any level.
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Get rid of the 20s - they look too big and stupid on the 3 series. Also, they destroy what little performance your little 320i has.
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i understand i need to get rid of the 20's but theres no possible way anybody else will want to buy a 5 x 120 pattern at the time being so im kinda stuck with them.
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Old 03-29-2011, 02:04 PM   #5
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Why can't you have a drop with 20s?

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20s with a drop has been done.
you just got to do it right. rims have to be proper.
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TrippinBimmer on here was (is?) basically slammed on 20s. Don't be afraid. haha.
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he is slammed on 20s. but that car has a lot of fender work....
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Old 03-29-2011, 07:45 PM   #12
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thats always interesting , but like i said wit the rear 255/30/20 , on a 9.5 in rim. It seems difficult. Im pretty sure the offset on the wheels is 35.any opinions on what size tires could be stretched to bag the car ? or on the suspension issue ?

and ill try to get w/e pics i have up.

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