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    hi guys mine is a E46 330ci msport

    i am looking to lower it by a professional way where u lower the car and the body will be stright by lowering front and rear in different heights , i asked my mecanic but he know only after market kits whic is 30mm or 40mm drop .
    if i drop with same drop lenths the back will be droped too much

    so looking for suggentions for how much to drop , i dont want the car to be droped too much...

    any siggetions u alll r experinced...
     
     

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  3. E46 330ci lowering discussion 
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    Coilovers then ya will be able to adjust them
     
     

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    Have a look on the link below. Loads of lowering kits for the E46 which cater for dropping further at the front then the back, especially the Eibach range.

    http://www.europerformance.co.uk/pag...oweringsprings
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    I have Weitec springs on my car that lower the front 50mm and the rear 35mm..

    H&R do 55 front and 40 rear springs aswell...

    Or if neither of them are any good for you then you need coilovers, FK AKs are a reasonable cheap option
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    I found that with the coilovers I looked at in my price range even on the lowest setting my car would be dropped too much (50mm).
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    I have had these:

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/BMW-E46-330Ci-...ht_3303wt_1137

    fitted for the last 13 months.

    I'm extremely happy with how easy they were to fit, the quality of the ride and how adjustable they are - you can make the car ride at standard height (almost) with them or drop as low as you want very easily

    They are made by Jamex and the quality is very good for the price. I took the time to 'corrosion proof' them after fitment and they have survived the winter very well. the only problem I had was a pothole took out the (plastic) shortened drop-links that were supplied so I replaced them with ones for a hyundai coupe (2005 - perfect fit, £15 for a pair from ECP)

    Hope that helps
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Calluhan View Post
    I took the time to 'corrosion proof' them after fitment and they have survived the winter very well.
    Useful info above thanks, What did you use to *proof* the coilovers ?

    Thanks.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobbieV View Post
    Useful info above thanks, What did you use to *proof* the coilovers ?

    Thanks.
    Hi Robbie - can't remember the name of the stuff - I'll post it up in here when I get home and take a look at the can in the garage! (Not Waxoyl!)
     
     

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    thanks guys...
     
     

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    get decent coilovers - I've got FK Silverline plus on my Z3 which are about 30% uprated from stock - so pretty much on par with the sports suspension set up that was offered on these cars and perfect for everyday driving as well as some track/fast road use.

    then the most important part - take it to a pro to get it set up properly!.. I took mine to Pro Grip up here and I'm very happy with the results.. (as a minimum - you'd be wanting to take it to someone who has - and knows how to use a Hunter or is familiar with BMW KDS).

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    * 2016 Mercedes Benz GLA 200d AMG Line (X156): current
     
     

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