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Old 12-03-2012, 10:16 AM   #1
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Lowering Springs

I want to put eibach lowering springs on my 2001 330ci on 18s, what's the biggest drop I could get without rubbing the stock fenders?
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:48 PM   #3
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This is a picture of my car lowered on (F)18x8.5 et 20/ (R) 18x9.0 et 42 with NO rubbing.
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:14 PM   #6
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Just remember, you will lose ride quality with lowering springs and it wears on parts harder.

I wish someone told me that before I spent money on lowering springs.
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Just remember, you will lose ride quality with lowering springs and it wears on parts harder.

I wish someone told me that before I spent money on lowering springs.
You will only lose ride quality if you match them with incompatable shocks. When using lowering springs you will want to match them with struts that are capable of handling the lowered ride height.

Koni Yellow or Bilstein's will do the job just fine and improve ride quality.
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You will only lose ride quality if you match them with incompatable shocks. When using lowering springs you will want to match them with struts that are capable of handling the lowered ride height.

Koni Yellow or Bilstein's will do the job just fine and improve ride quality.
I have Eibach & Koni. Ride quality was better stock.
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I have Eibach & Koni. Ride quality was better stock.
Koni yellows (IMO) are top of the line. Anything with Koni will be awesome.
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This is a picture of my car lowered on (F)18x8.5 et 20/ (R) 18x9.0 et 42 with NO rubbing.
What suspension is this?
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What suspension is this?
These were Racelands...
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The rear looks really low, too low for me though personally. Why the face palm? You didn't like them?
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The rear looks really low, too low for me though personally. Why the face palm? You didn't like them?
They were horrible
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I want to put eibach lowering springs on my 2001 330ci on 18s, what's the biggest drop I could get without rubbing the stock fenders?
The Eibach Pro-Kit Springs for your car would give it an approximate 1.1" to 1.2" or so drop (give or take). While a mild drop like that should not rub the fenders on an 18 inch wheel, things like the size of the tires and/or the offset of your wheels will also come into play. Unless you're running some wild offset or crazy fat sidewall, you should be okay. Also, a set of blown and sagging shocks could come into play in the matter if that's a serious problem. Those 3 factors (individually or combined) should be considered. If you have any other questions, feel free to PM us with a contact number and a rep will give you a call for some 1-on-1 consultation on the matter. And keep in mind, we have special deals on select Eibach and H&R Springs for members of this forum. PM us with any questions.
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