2000 E46 316i Is 50mm at the front and 40mm at the back too much???

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  1. 2000 E46 316i Is 50mm at the front and 40mm at the back too much??? 
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    hey all,

    i am going to be doing a little bit of work to my car, and was looking at lowering it 50mm at the front and 40mm at the back, with 18" CSL alloys? is this any good or is it too low for day to day use?

    i have a e46 2000 reg bmw 316i se?

    need help quick thanks

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    You'll need new dampers. 50mm is too much for standard ones. Unless of course you are putting on coilovers in which case you may need to buy spacers too
     
     

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    ah didn't think of that, is 40mm at the front and 30mm at the rear okay on the standard dampers?

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    to be honest 35mm drop is about the msot you can get away with without ruining ride and handling Any drop really wants accompanying with uprated dampers Have you seen the H+R cup kits for these cars they give you shortened springs with matched dampers at a reasonable price.
     
     

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    My car's dropped 50 on the front and 35 on the back, I didn't change dampers as they are the m sport dampers and are all in good condition.. had the springs on 10 months, so far so good

    H&R cup kits are awesome, £500 plus though!!!
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