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Old 12-02-2013, 02:25 PM   #1
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330d saloon lowering!

Hello, I know what I'm about to ask has probably been covered before but I want to lower my 330d sport and I can't decide wether to go for Eibach, h&r or apex springs... At the mo it seems quite low on the back compared with the front! I am running genuine acs type 3's 18", I was wondering if anyone had pics of these springs fitted to help me decide....
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Old 12-02-2013, 03:05 PM   #2
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Here's a shot of my car with the H&R Sport springs. They give it a little bit of a forward rake, which I like. I think the drop (on a non-Sport Package car) is 1.4" front and 0.7" rear.


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Old 12-03-2013, 12:24 PM   #3
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Looks mint! I think that's the way I'm gonna go... Is that with 18's? What's the ride quality like? Thanks will.
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Old 12-03-2013, 01:19 PM   #4
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Looks mint! I think that's the way I'm gonna go... Is that with 18's? What's the ride quality like? Thanks will.
Thanks!!

Yes, 18s. They're Apex ARC-8 wheels, 18x9 ET42 with Continental ExtremeContact DW tires, 245/35-18. They fit perfectly with stock alignment, no rubbing at all. For their low profile, the DWs ride a little softer than some, but expect it to be a little more jiggly than stock. My suspension has been modified, so ride motions/roll control falls somewhere between an Sport Package E46 and an M3, but part of that is the really big anti-roll bars I put on. Leave the stock bars in place with the Bilstein Sports and it'll feel pretty close to the Sport Package you have now.
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Old 12-05-2013, 02:25 PM   #5
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