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  1. 1996 E36 316i Lowest I can go 
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    I'm on 16's, what is the lowest drop kit I can fit without rubbing?? I have my eye on a 30mm drop kit at the moment but was wondering if I could go lower without the need to roll arches or fit smaller wheels.
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    please retitle your thread so the car details are in the thread title as per forum rules
     
     

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    All depends on the offset of your wheels generaly speaking you can go as low as u like on 16s people are running larger wheels with huge drops without any mods have alook at hottuning on the forum they do a deal on coilovers for members you can go from 30mm all the way up to 120mm i think but of you get coilys you need to get the shorter link rods or they will bend
     
     

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    30mm won't be a problem.. Go 100mm plus, your wheels won't scrub (possibly on the inside actually..) chassis rails could be a problem though..
     
     

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    My feeling is once the wheel arch cuts across the line of the tyre to me it looks like the car is out of balance. Must be worrying if ever you have to have two adults in the back.
     
     

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    most of the time you can slam e36's without problems.... bar mine loves bushes!! eats them up for lunch :( edit and mine isnt slam'd just normal ish on coilovers
    stanced vert OEM BABY! when verts go mad
     
     

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    I've got away with a 60mm drop on front and 40mm on rear with 17s. I'm running on a Bilstein B10 kit.
     
     

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