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Old 11-14-2006, 01:22 AM   #1
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hey hows it going. i got a 02 330i w/sports pack. i soon want to get some beyern mesh staggard wheels. but for now i want to get some springs. i want to lower my ride as much as i can w/out rubbin though, so what springs should i go with so when i get my wheels i can ride with out rub?

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Old 11-14-2006, 01:14 PM   #2
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If you just want to go low, get Eibach sportlines or H&R race. These will provide the most dramatic drop. Don't worry about rubbing issues, as fender rolling is dirt cheap at a local shop ($100 for both rear fenders.) That's if you don't just do it yourself, which isn't a big deal.

You should be more concerned with ride quality associated with that big a drop and the fact that your stock sport shocks won't react well with those springs. If your going to keep stock sport shocks, you should go with the Eibach Pro-Kit or something similar.

Check the DIY forum for how to roll your own fenders.
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Old 11-14-2006, 07:27 PM   #3
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my car has around 76,000 miles on it. so wouldn't i have to replace my stock shocks soon anyway? and i forgot to say that wheels wheels i want to get are 19's.
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Old 11-14-2006, 08:10 PM   #4
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IMO With anything but H&R sport springs, you would have a bad ride and possibly wear out your shocks COMPLETELY by 95k miles or less. I would suggest the H&R Sport Cup Kit if you want a very agressive drop. If you cannot afford springs and shocks, i would then suggest that you get H&R sport springs or save money till you can afford the CUPKIT. Research it and good luck, you sound like you know waht your doing....
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