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Old 02-25-2013, 03:41 PM   #1
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What springs should I get for my E46 Sedan

Hello! I'm looking to lower my car but can't decide what springs to get. I have a 2001 E46 sedan sports package. I know the suspension on my car is a little lower than stock but i want it lowered a bit more. I don't want anything too low and I still want the comfort. I was speaking to a rep from mod bargains and he told me to go with either the H&R sport or eibach pro kit. Anyone have suggestions?
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:41 PM   #2
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H&R sport cup kit if you don't mind rake. Don't run springs on stock shocks. Coils if you want adjustability
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H&R sport cup kit if you don't mind rake. Don't run springs on stock shocks. Coils if you want adjustability
Thanks! Lowering my car cost more than i thought
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Old 02-26-2013, 11:26 AM   #4
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Definitely go with a kit. If you want the comfort, lowered springs will make it a rougher ride, especially with stock shocks. I have H&R race springs with stock shocks and the shocks are holding up just fine but the ride is noticeably rougher for sure..

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Old 02-28-2013, 02:27 PM   #5
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Definitely go with a kit. If you want the comfort, lowered springs will make it a rougher ride, especially with stock shocks. I have H&R race springs with stock shocks and the shocks are holding up just fine but the ride is noticeably rougher for sure..
Any pictures of your car with the race springs?
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Don't get H&R if you want comfort, I have it and the ride is stiff and hard. Go with Ebiach or if you really want a good and adjustable ride go with coilovers
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I highly recommend the Eibach Pro-Kit. If you do decide to go with a shock and spring setup, I have the Koni FSD kit with the Eibach Pro-Kit. It's comfortable, sporty and ride at the perfect height IMO.
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Don't get H&R if you want comfort, I have it and the ride is stiff and hard. Go with Ebiach or if you really want a good and adjustable ride go with coilovers
I'd love coils but its not within my budget. I noticed on some threads, people have the eibach pro kit on there sport susp and end up wanting the h&r sport cause its slightly lower... is that true? And do any of you know anything about eibach sportline? I'm realy just looking to fill the gap between tire and fender but don't want my wheels to be tucked in.
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I highly recommend the Eibach Pro-Kit. If you do decide to go with a shock and spring setup, I have the Koni FSD kit with the Eibach Pro-Kit. It's comfortable, sporty and ride at the perfect height IMO.
are you going from stock height to prokit or stock sport to prokit? any wheel gap? Thanks!
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are you going from stock height to prokit or stock sport to prokit? any wheel gap? Thanks!
I actually went from Koni Yellow Sport Shocks and Struts & Dinan Springs to my current setup. I am not too sure on ride height number but I'm sure it's on Eibach's website.
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Here is a review thread http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=932527

The Street Edge coilovers can be a better alternative to lowering springs.
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