1997 E36 323 Convertible - Jamex Vs Standard shocks with lowering springs?

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    My suspension is a little tired and saggy, I want to lower the front a little 30/40mm & possibly 10mm on the back - Ive read the reviews and there is a good 50/50 opinion on the cheaper end of the coilover parts, the car is used for just poodling about - so the question is am I better off just going for new standard shocks and lower springs OR having the coilovers and option to fiddle with the ride height?....the only concern being Ive no idea if the suspension is standard...is there anyway of measuring it against know standard ride height figures (anyone know them?)
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    If your wife refered to you, would she call you "small and shrivelled"?

    Unless you are tracking your car i would not bother with coilovers personally.

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    The wife wouldn't be so kind!

    Thanks for the comment on the coilovers, I have a concern that they are likely to be a bit "bouncy" for a heavy road use car, so most probably just going to use lower springs on standard shox

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    don't get cheap lowering springs or the ride will be almost unbearable on standard shocks..

    koni, eibach, KW, bilstein etc are the way forward.
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    Hi, perhaps someone can help me. i have a 2002 330 ci. standard shocks with 18" MV 1's. i want to lower it but not by much. i have found a company who will supply Jamex springs and fit. thing is i dont know how much to lower by. i was thinking 40mm on front and 20mm on rear. any advice would be great as i dont know a great deal about lowering. also will ride be affected. thanks
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark w View Post
    Hi, perhaps someone can help me. i have a 2002 330 ci. standard shocks with 18" MV 1's. i want to lower it but not by much. i have found a company who will supply Jamex springs and fit. thing is i dont know how much to lower by. i was thinking 40mm on front and 20mm on rear. any advice would be great as i dont know a great deal about lowering. also will ride be affected. thanks
    I heard something on here about Jamex springs snapping ........ not 100% sure but you might want to do a search on the forum before you buy
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    ummm! thanks for the advice. i will check before i go for it. is 40mm lowering front and rear the norm only i dont want to go overboard on the lowering.
     
     

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