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Suspension and Braking
Springs, shocks, struts, coilovers, camber plates, sway bars, strut bars, suspension bushings, control arms, brake pads, big brake kits, etc.

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Old 10-31-2016, 03:58 PM   #1
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WTB, WTT: Looking to switch from sport to stock coil springs

Edit: I only have front sport springs now taken out of the car if anybody needs them.
Original post: My e46 325Ci coupe has sport springs installed, I am looking to increase ride height so need to switch to stock (non-sport) front and rear springs. I would either buy or trade with someone who wants to switch from stock to sport suspension.

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Old 11-01-2016, 05:39 AM   #2
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I have a 325ci convertible non-sport that I wish had the sport suspension. Are the springs/suspension compatible between the coupe and convertible? I don't know.
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Old 11-01-2016, 08:46 AM   #3
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I have a 325ci convertible non-sport that I wish had the sport suspension. Are the springs/suspension compatible between the coupe and convertible? I don't know.
The front should fit physically but not entirely sure about the weight rates and the rears. I'd assume convertible ones are designed to support slightly less weight than the coupe.
Keep in mind to switch to sport suspension you also need to switch your shocks because sport shocks are shorter as well as springs. I think you mentioned you had sport suspension from e46 sedan, have you tried to put it on your vert?
Also if we were to trade springs (if they fit), I'm in Boston, unfortunately I can't go even a few days without my only car due to work. Do you have ability to take off and ship yours and wait until I swap them and ship you mine back? Could you make some photos of your car to see the gaps between the top of the tires and the wheel well + perhaps measurement with ruler?

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Old 11-01-2016, 09:29 AM   #4
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The convertible is actually heavier in the back. And I actually sold that sedan sport suspension I had. So I'll look for a 325cic sport suspension or look at a cup kit.
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Old 11-02-2016, 08:23 AM   #5
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And I will look for either coupe or sedan non-sport springs
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