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Old 07-08-2002, 04:00 PM   #1
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Significant drop, comfortable ride...

For those of you who got aftermarket springs, what is a significant drop for an 18" wheel upgrade? Looking to get a slammed look to close the gap between fender and rubber without sacrificing ride comfort.
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Wow...this is a new topic...



use the "search" feature...
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Get Bilstein PSS coils...big drop, better handling, and nice ride (not too firm)
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vinnymac, I'm actually pressed for time at the moment and needed quick answers. Not a smart ass remark from someone who apparently has too much time on their hands. Thanks.
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vinnymac...could you tell us "again" about the H&R Cup Kit j/k
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vinnymac, I'm actually pressed for time at the moment and needed quick answers. Not a smart ass remark from someone who apparently has too much time on their hands. Thanks.
Excuse me?

I've provided more than enough info on this topic. Try using the search feature and you'll find plenty of good info...a lot of it from me...so don't give me any ****.

It takes 30 seconds to run a search...

Pressed for time? Sounds like you're too lazy to me...
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vinnymac...could you tell us "again" about the H&R Cup Kit j/k
LOL! My point exactly!

Gee, I wonder if the H&R Cupkit is a harsher ride than stock?
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Is it necessary to make yourself look like an ass, vinny? Funny how cats talk **** behind a keyboard.
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Is it necessary to make yourself look like an ass, vinny? Funny how cats talk **** behind a keyboard.
So...I'm talking **** now eh?

LOL! You crack me up man...

Hang around here long enough and you'll know I'm sarcastic but I always help when I can.

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Nooooo! You? Sarcastic?? I can deal with that... when I know you. I'm not doubting you contributed a lot to this board, my friend. Just take it easy on us newbies until we can hold our own here. No hard feelings. I'll search the archives.
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Nooooo! You? Sarcastic?? I can deal with that... when I know you. I'm not doubting you contributed a lot to this board, my friend. Just take it easy on us newbies until we can hold our own here. No hard feelings. I'll search the archives.
Hey, it's all good. I'm just trying to break you in...LOL!

Now to the serious stuff...
Keep in mind your ride comfort is going to decrease proportionally to how much you lower you car. There isn't a spring or suspension on the market that will slam you car AND maintain you OEM ride comfort.

I did quite a bit of research and chatted with owners of various suspension setups and found out the following:

The UUC springs will give you a modest drop and sacrafice the least ride comfort but many complain the front isn't low enough (still some wheel gap) and the rear is just a little lower than stock.

H&R is the proven brand for a lot of members. H&R Race springs or the mixed "Jawknee" setup (H&R Race springs in the front and E36 M3 race springs in the rear) are a good combo. The drop looks good...not tucking of the tires but all wheel gap is gone.

Many run Eibach springs and are happy with the results but I haven't heard much about them...

My advice to you is to buck up and get a full suspension. The H&R CupKit is the cheapest route...and there are many brands of full coilovers available. Bilstein, H&R, KW, FK, Ground Control, etc.

I installed the CupKit on my 330Ci and have been very happy so far. It's not going to drop your car as much as coilovers, which was fine with me...(I've also owned H&R and PSS9 Coilovers).

Here's the link to my thread: (..via the "search" feature) lol
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I'll peep the link. Thanks. I just want my **** to look like this joint w/ the front a little lower than the rear to get that aggressive look. That's ill.
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Excuse me?

I've provided more than enough info on this topic. Try using the search feature and you'll find plenty of good info...a lot of it from me...so don't give me any ****.

It takes 30 seconds to run a search...

Pressed for time? Sounds like you're too lazy to me...
I'd have to agree with Vince
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I'll peep the link. Thanks. I just want my **** to look like this joint w/ the front a little lower than the rear to get that aggressive look. That's ill.
That M3 looks like it's on the OEM suspension....
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Yeah, I noticed the gap. I just posted it to show how it appears to dip a little more to the front.
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Yeah, I noticed the gap. I just posted it to show how it appears to dip a little more to the front.
If that's the look you want...you might want to consider the H&R Race springs...
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