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    Okay guys im going to the nurburgring next month and my suspension is completely standard atm. I have seen a few sets of adjustable coilovers on eBay for around the £200 mark including Fk's.. do you think I will be better off with these or standard.. considering the car is so wollowy atm I'm thinking coilovers
     
     

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    Cheap coilovers are no good better with shock and spring set up if you can't afford both just buy some decent springs first eg eibach or h+r Also if your current shocks and springs are ok an uprated front arb will make a big difference if you feel the car is rolling too much which my e46 did when I got it.
     
     

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    Got to say over the years (16) having used, Koni spax, H&R, Bilstien, and other brands, Bilstien have always been my favourite, even in non adjustable, with a slight drop on the springs, worth every penny. Any time I've used or experienced cheaper stuff, never been near the ride quality. On the other hand Always found Konis to be very hard, track use great road use, ouch.....
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by rm1 View Post
    Cheap coilovers are no good better with shock and spring set up if you can't afford both just buy some decent springs first eg eibach or h+r Also if your current shocks and springs are ok an uprated front arb will make a big difference if you feel the car is rolling too much which my e46 did when I got it.
    Front arms is it you mean? And yeah I was thinking just springs but dont know how low
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    Got to say over the years (16) having used, Koni spax, H&R, Bilstien, and other brands, Bilstien have always been my favourite, even in non adjustable, with a slight drop on the springs, worth every penny. Any time I've used or experienced cheaper stuff, never been near the ride quality. On the other hand Always found Konis to be very hard, track use great road use, ouch.....
    Yeah had a set of billys on my corsa turbo and they rode great tbf ill start mooching
     
     

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    Don't go lower than -35 over the standard setup it will only drop about 20mm on an mtec car as its already lowered. Any lower is for show not go and causes further problems with camber. I have the -35mm H+R cup kit on mine and it is excellent and I am very very picky about how a car handles.Bilsteins with eibach or H+R springs is a good combo too but bilsteins ride a bit stiffer.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by rm1 View Post
    Don't go lower than -35 over the standard setup it will only drop about 20mm on an mtec car as its already lowered. Any lower is for show not go and causes further problems with camber. I have the -35mm H+R cup kit on mine and it is excellent and I am very very picky about how a car handles.Bilsteins with eibach or H+R springs is a good combo too but bilsteins ride a bit stiffer.


    Cheers bud, can you point me into a direction where I can buy a decent set of springs for around 200< ? It all seems to be kits etc its for my e46 323i
     
     

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    mtorsport world sell eibach and h+r which are the best spring sets and they should be well under £200 any other performance retailer will do the same.
     
     

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    eibachs and alike will not lower the car any more than an msport look, if you want radical lowering its has to be eibach sportlines not pro kit..
    330i sport a big chunk of berlin...

     
     

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    prokit eibachs and alike will not lower the car (saloons) any more than an msport look, if you want radical lowering its has to be eibach sportlines not pro kit..
    330i sport a big chunk of berlin...

     
     

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