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Old 05-08-2013, 02:43 AM   #1
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Ok, so i am pretty new with the whole modding scene. atleast performance wise, Largest mod i have done yet, done exhaust, brakes kit, and cosmetics, but nothing that'll really affect the performance of my car. As i am 18 years old with a minimum wage job, money is tight, and i have finally saved up 1k to buy coils But, im stuck in picking a set or brand.
I have these to Choose from:

Megan Euro's
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and Function n Form type 2's

these are all around 1k or i can acquire for less than 1k.
anyone have experience with any or multiple of these?

car they are going on: 2002 325ci e46 coupe

reason: stance, show, wanting less body roll and better response.
Im getting real tired of taking a corner and feel like im 3 wheeling with hydraulics. Looking to make a order on friday the 10th of May

yes, I know, ignorant teenager trying to slam a BMW and jump on the stance scene. You have your style, i have mine, please, i came to the forums to find help. Pls dont make me regret getting a e46. thanks!
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Old 05-08-2013, 02:51 AM   #2
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If you want stance, I don't get why, but i would say the BR's. They have an option when purchasing the set to have an "extra low" feature or design IIRC.

To be honest stance and response don't really mix, but its your car. ST's would be a good choice for a slight to moderate drop while still having the response you would like to have with the comfort of stock suspension. I have them on my car and I'm very pleased with them.

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In the interest of saving you some money and getting an overall higher-quality set-up: why are you looking at a full set of coilovers? Why not go with, say, an H&R cup kit, or just a matched set of springs and shocks? It sounds like your suspension needs some work, anyway, with the amount of body roll you're getting.


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H and R cupkit, you don't need coilovers.


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Get off Mango's lawn!

But seriously, buy some Bilsteins, ST, or KW. As I recall, the ST V1 is just the KW V1 minus paint.
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personally seen BC BR's on an E46 ZHP and E90 335i and they are outstanding. Drove in both and drove with both, you can't even tell you're on coilovers and the both were pretty slammed.
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Lol racelands and rokkor you mean
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reason: stance, show, wanting less body roll and better response.
Im getting real tired of taking a corner and feel like im 3 wheeling with hydraulics. Looking to make a order on friday the 10th of May
For less body roll in corners, invest in a set of sway bars and links. Then save more and replace the shocks / struts / springs a little later.

If your shocks/struts are worn, replace them with Koni or Bilstein sports and get a set of lowering springs.

http://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-37...iit-set-4.aspx 716.57 with spring pads and rear shock mounts.

http://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-10...y-bar-set.aspx 349.99

http://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-41...uspension.aspx (if you have the sport suspension) 229.99

About $1300 and will handle better that just "coil" overs (that really are not coil over for BMWs )
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Ok, so i am pretty new with the whole modding scene. atleast performance wise, Largest mod i have done yet, done exhaust, brakes kit, and cosmetics, but nothing that'll really affect the performance of my car. As i am 18 years old with a minimum wage job, money is tight, and i have finally saved up 1k to buy coils But, im stuck in picking a set or brand.
I have these to Choose from:

Megan Euro's
Yellow DPS'
ISC N1's
Ksport Kontrol Pro's
D2 RS'
BC BR's
and Function n Form type 2's

these are all around 1k or i can acquire for less than 1k.
anyone have experience with any or multiple of these?

car they are going on: 2002 325ci e46 coupe

reason: stance, show, wanting less body roll and better response.
Im getting real tired of taking a corner and feel like im 3 wheeling with hydraulics. Looking to make a order on friday the 10th of May

yes, I know, ignorant teenager trying to slam a BMW and jump on the stance scene. You have your style, i have mine, please, i came to the forums to find help. Pls dont make me regret getting a e46. thanks!

These two things don't go together in any way, it's like saying "Army Intelligence".

Wanting "stance and show" are just fine, but they are the absolute opposite of wanting "less body roll and better response".


There are many very good suspension systems in your price range, but you have not mentioned any of them in your list of possible choices.
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When you say low I would be figuring camber plates and rear camber arms also. The h and r cup kits lower it as much as you want to deal with without wrecking joints and bushings.


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How bout suspension refresh and rokkors? You can get your stance with rokkors and money for other suspension parts
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ok clearly some people dont know the difference. ok STANCE= no wheel gap maybe some tire tuck. SLAMMED= tire completly tucked and scraping pebbles. come on guys. i just dont want the wheel gap without blowing struts with springs, and i want the adjustabilitly and stiffness. therefore im going with coils.and yes i understand these arent the best options. but im not racing, therefore top notch isnt much needed for my application of a DD for me to go and come back from school.
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