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Old 09-26-2008, 02:28 PM   #1
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ZHP springs on a regular 328i

So i got new shocks for my car. They're Bilstein Oem replacements. I own a 1999 328i. I was thinking about lowering my car but not too much and saw some ZHP springs for sale, i'm thinkin about buyin them. Would this setup work?

Im not going to autocross or anything. I just want a lower ride height. Would this ride too hard or bouncy?

Also do i have to replace my shock mounts as well?

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Old 09-26-2008, 02:51 PM   #2
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The ZHP doesn't use special springs. It uses the same springs as any other 330 with the sport package. You might also read up on some of jpr's threads as I believe the pre-2001 sport package was actually firmer than the post-2001 sport package. If your car came with the sport package, this could potentially be a downgrade for you. If you don't have the sport package, then it might meet your goals. Too hard or too bouncy is too subjective.

If you're replacing shocks, replace the mounts.
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Old 09-26-2008, 04:32 PM   #3
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I'd suggest looking into the Eibach pro kit instead. It gives a very mild drop with a very OEM like feel.
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