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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 07-25-2014, 06:01 PM   #1
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lowering my xi

So I tried buying fk Coilovers for my car and I was told that it was out of stock. I heard the ride is smooth and it goes pretty low. But since I can't get that. What's my next best option about from Kw Coilovers. I was thinking about Koni strut and some sprin that will lower it decently.
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Old 07-25-2014, 11:34 PM   #2
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You don't want to go to low without having the correct alignment plates installed on the car . it will cause negative chamber and wear the inside of the tires very bad . anything g more than 3/4 inch will require these plates . as for shocks and spring I advise bilstien sport shocks with bavauto springs . but up to you there is a whole thread on shock and spring packages
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Old 07-26-2014, 02:38 PM   #3
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Be prepared to replace front axles or at least CV boots. The new angles are hard on boots.
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Old 07-26-2014, 04:14 PM   #4
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What's the lowest recommendation for the xi's? I've read not to go lower than 3 inches


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Old 07-27-2014, 12:50 AM   #5
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Be prepared to replace front axles or at least CV boots. The new angles are hard on boots.
did you go through that? i don't think you will go through that if you have coil-overs. i don't want to go crazy low. just reduce the game and improve handling.
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Old 08-09-2014, 12:22 PM   #6
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U just need to adjust the boot clamps to release any tension from new angle

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Old 08-09-2014, 12:25 PM   #7
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You don't want to go to low without having the correct alignment plates installed on the car . it will cause negative chamber and wear the inside of the tires very bad . anything g more than 3/4 inch will require these plates . as for shocks and spring I advise bilstien sport shocks with bavauto springs . but up to you there is a whole thread on shock and spring packages
Do u have this set up becasu I read the bavsport springed sucked...h&R EIBACH RECOMENDED BY MOst fanatics...


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Old 09-08-2014, 07:16 PM   #8
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If your looking for XI options.. Im running H&R street performance coilovers from ecs (#29382-1 if you just wanna google "shopping" the part #) and im pretty dropped i think my rear is measuring 12.75" center of the axel to wheel arch, tucking rear tire pretty decent, love the ride, no CV probs at all, installed them easily in a few hours and im a chick.. not a fan of FK at all check some reviews. (2002 325xi touring so my rear spring rating might be slightly different then a sedan)
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Old 09-08-2014, 07:19 PM   #9
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Ground control or H&R camber plates are my pick, your gonna need them if your not a camber fan and dont like replacing tires..
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Old 09-08-2014, 11:58 PM   #10
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Just got D2 high performance coilovers on a 2005 325xi ? What's the lowest I should go ?? To prevent any future headaches ??


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Old 09-09-2014, 01:54 AM   #11
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are you sure those fit on the e46 xi? i doubt it. post a link of where you got it from. i have never heard of them.
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Old 09-09-2014, 02:37 AM   #12
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Return them & get your money back,.......that will help greatly in avoiding any future headaches.



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Nitrous is a little trickier than boost, but it's not the spray that kills motors, it's STUPIDITY!!
I Know How To Fix The Rear "Bouncing" Problem On Your Cheap Coilovers Like: Jom RL FK SE & RK.
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Old 09-09-2014, 06:57 PM   #13
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D2 doesnt make coilovers for xi... they wont fit. (From my month long search) Cross reference the part # with other sellers and you'll see they only fit the non-awd
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Old 09-09-2014, 07:14 PM   #14
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D2 doesnt make coilovers for xi... they wont fit. (From my month long search) Cross reference the part # with other sellers and you'll see they only fit the non-awd
I have NO doubt that you are 100% correct. The problem is this: when you go directly to there Website you'd think that they work for AWD models too, because that's what they allude to.

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Nitrous is a little trickier than boost, but it's not the spray that kills motors, it's STUPIDITY!!
I Know How To Fix The Rear "Bouncing" Problem On Your Cheap Coilovers Like: Jom RL FK SE & RK.
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Old 09-09-2014, 08:01 PM   #15
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Wow don't tell me ima have to take them off


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Who makes coilovers for the xi ???


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I'm getting KW V1 just like my last 325xit.
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