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    Hello everyone.

    I'm new to this forum and was wondering if any of you could help me with my little problem?

    I want to basically lower my cabby as much as possible. I'm planning on keeping the standard alloys on it and i'm not too fussed about the bumpy ride caused by going so low. The only thing i am concerned about is wheels/tyres rubbing.

    So, how low can i go? and how do i go about it? money is not an issue but i'd rather not pay mega bucks for something which i'm sure can be reasonably inexpensive.

    Tanks in advance.
     
     

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    What size standard wheels will you be using?

    Also, if you drop below 40mm you will require uprated shocks
     
     

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    hi.

    The wheels are 17" but i'm not sure about the tyres. The car's in storage over winter and i cant remember what the size they are. I'm fine with buying shocks as well as springs. Any idea how much i'll have to pay for a kit? My main concern is rolling the arches. If i have to that is.....
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    Hottuning coilover kit £195 (inc. P&P)

    I've got my 328 down around 70mm (front) and 50mm (rear) and have no major issues

    You have to remember that it's not just ride comfort or your arches your toying with: I struggle to get a jack under my car and have had the likes of Kwit-Fit turning my car away as they can't get it onto their ramps!!

    Speed bumps arn't an issue for me personally, driving is thick snow is!

    You have to remember that as much as slammin' your car looks cool, theres nothing more embarassing then being caught out.

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    Nice one mate.

    I'll look into getting the coilover kit then. I'll just have to avoid all speed bumps and potentially embarrasing situations when its done!

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    i have my car dropped 60ml with blisten shocks. very comfortble and suits the cars stance. i have 18inch e92 sport rims on and theres no scobbing from the arches only on full lock on the front wings but i sorted this by cutting the inner lip on the wings out, now its fine. as for the back i no at 60ml its quite close to the inner arch but i think 80ml would be the maximum you could go.

    your best option is to fit coilovers. that way you can adjust the height to suit the wheels you intend to fit. be warned though lowering a car upsets the camber adjustment and any lower than 40ml you will find the tyres wearing to the inside. the lower the height the heavier they wear
     
     

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    heres an idea. this is 60ml with 18inch reps i used to have


     
     

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