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The E46 XI was produced from 01-05 in sedan and touring body styles. Powered by either a 2.5L inline 6 in the 325xi or a 3.0L inline 6 330xi. Discuss all thing about BMW AWD E46 'Xi' here.

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Old 01-31-2013, 05:27 PM   #21
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A little food for thought: If lowering your xi destroys it, then so would driving around on a regular basis with four adults in the car. Hint: It's a sedan and is designed to carry four adults.

Adding more weight to an already lowered and limited suspension is not comparing apple to apples.. So not sure what you mean when you use this comparision
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:52 PM   #22
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Adding more weight to an already lowered and limited suspension is not comparing apple to apples.. So not sure what you mean when you use this comparision
Sorry, I wasn't very clear. It was and either/or meaning a fully loaded (with passengers) non lowered XI would have the potential to ride as low or lower than a lowered one that isn't necessarily loaded down. To me, this illustrates that the car is designed to opperate at ride heights that are reasonally variable. Obviously a "slammed car" would probably be prone to some accelerated wear and/or damage but probably not so with a more modest lowering. I have Eibach springs in my 04 330xi on the factory struts and shocks and I love the way it rides and it has had absolutely no issues.
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Old 03-16-2013, 04:21 PM   #23
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Does anyone else have any input on the FK coilovers? I'm planning on buying the Silverline Non-adjustable ones in a few weeks when they're back in stock.
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Old 03-17-2013, 06:28 PM   #24
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Does anyone else have any input on the FK coilovers? I'm planning on buying the Silverline Non-adjustable ones in a few weeks when they're back in stock.
i have a 03 325xi with fk highsports coilovers i love it

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Old 03-17-2013, 07:38 PM   #25
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i have a 03 325xi with fk highsports coilovers i love it

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