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    Hi!
    I am looking for some sport schocks for my e36 for -70 springs

    what you say on this??:
    http://www.europerformance.co.uk/pag...roduct=3882311
    http://www.europerformance.co.uk/pag...roduct=3881982
    http://www.europerformance.co.uk/pag...roduct=3965706
    http://www.europerformance.co.uk/pag...roduct=3874499

    I don't have any experience with any of this brands, are they any good?? I am looking for something stiff.
    Can someone recommend something??
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    do you have the springs already?
    -70 mm is such a big drop cant help thinking coilovers are your best bet.
    try our forum vendor hottuning for some good prices...few forums below this one
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    No offence but all the shocks you have listed may have a popular name amongst the council estate massive but, they are 'budget' items. We personally refuse to fit such items following several 'issues' with cheaper units. These kits are never fine tuned near the same level as the premium kits. We even tried a fully adjustable Spax kit on a personal vehicle with no joy and ended up returning the kit to the manufacturer.

    Spend the extra on the likes of Eibach, H&R and Bilstein and do the job right. They will last longer, be far better fine tuned to deliver a suitable level of stiffness without b@stardising the ride quality.

    Also a -70mm drop! thats just beyond stupid.
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    I personally used the G-Max sports suspension 60mm lowering kit and loved it.

    The kit comes with the shortened shocks that are required when lowering beyond 40mm.

    The kit is great value for money and recommended by myself
     
     

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    eibach?? eibach have a funny springs with 20-40mm lowering...sorry but 40mm is not lowering, thats like series:P and eibach is too soft like weitec
    h&r have one 60/40 but 60 is not 70 :P
    I heard a fiev good opinion about gmax, maybe I'am gonna try with them or spax. In my opinion spax have a big experience in suspensions.
    I know bilstein and H&r is very good but they are just to expensive for car like e36!!
     
     

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    my advise would be to buy the best shocks you can afford, i know not everyone can fork out £500 for a set, but lowering you car that much will completely mess up the ride and make the springs as hard as hell, 60mm is max mate and still looks good, good luck
     
     

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    spax are very reputable mate...and its also a good idea too go with parts that are recommended by guys from the forum...ie..rym...as a lot off these guys have loads off experiance in diferent aspects off modding..if a certain band has good name..it only takes 1 bad experiance too put people off..im sure after a while you will have enuf replies too make up your mind...gmax and spax are advertised regularly in performance bmw and total bmw car mags..good luck...oh i fitted koni adjustables in my old pug gti6...thy wer superb
     
     

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    here you go mate
    hot tunning are doing a deal on the site £195.00 coil overs, check out the thread
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    hmm i see that hottuning is in uk like ta technix in poland but it doesen't sounds good for me ;P
    I have already the springs so I'am not interested by coilovers, i live in Jersey so I don't have road to drive fast :P :( therefore i can have looow and stiff car
    and this spax... are they shortened??
    http://www.europerformance.co.uk/pag...sub_category=1
    http://www.europerformance.co.uk/pag...sub_category=1
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    Hey rjb, the listing you saw for coilovers from Hottuning for 195 are for the E46, not E36. The E36 kit is 724!!! Bit of a jump. Why's the newer model kit over 500 quid more!?!?!?
     
     

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