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Old 06-17-2010, 11:26 AM   #1
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AC Schnitzer Spring Kit

I was planing to install the Eibach Pro kit who cost 390$US here in Dubai + Labour for fixing 190 $US + Alignement I am not sure maybe an other 100 $US.
So I call my BMW dealer who sale AC Scnitzer and he told me the AC Schnitzer Spring Kit will cost me 740 $US inluding fixing and alignement.

So for 60 USD I rather get it fix in BMW dealer rather than in a cheap garage !

But the drop with the AC Schnitzer Spring Kit is 3cm front and 2cm Rear and Eibach Pro kit is only 120mm Front and 100mm Rear.
So what do you think AC Schnitzer Spring Kit is too agressive drop ?
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Old 06-17-2010, 11:29 AM   #2
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no such thing as a too aggressive drop. just have to prepare your suspension accordingly.
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Old 06-25-2010, 04:08 PM   #3
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I'm guessing from your pic you have the sport/zhp suspension right now, 3cm is gonna be a pretty decent drop from where you are but the roads are pretty smooth there right? You should be fine, just do as mvrk said and prepare the rest of your suspension accordingly
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Old 07-16-2010, 07:23 AM   #4
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Hi, I just pick up my car yesterday, it cost me in BMW dealership 712 $ US for the AC Schnitzer Springs Kit + Fixing + Wheels Alignement.
So here is the car before and after... please don't hesitate to comment, thanks...
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Old 07-16-2010, 11:11 AM   #5
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looks good man, nice and low for sure. how does it ride?
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Old 07-16-2010, 11:42 AM   #6
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Thank you... Actually I wanted my 318 Ci to look exactly like the 330 ci ZHP so the front is exactly like the 330 ci (I had measure it) and the back is a little bit lower (2 or 2.5 cm) maybe if I get rid off the spare part wheels it will go up ? Don't you think the rear of the car is too low? What about if I put back only my rear OEM springs? Can I have 2 differents springs in the front and in the rear?
Anyway, the handling, confort is 100% the same, but the direction (steering wheels) seems more accurate and precise, but I just feel the car is low when I seat inside and when I drive, I might get used to it soon !
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