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    I got a grey e46 m sport with 18s and want to lower it anyone know what the best springs would be I want new wheels and have a nice snug fit between wheel and panel
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    Eibach lowering springs are usually favourite.
     
     

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    Cheers do you think 40mm or 50mm
     
     

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    if you already have m sport springs then i would say you would be disapointed with the drop of the eibach pro's, the rear will be roughly the same (or -5mm) and the front will be about 10mm lower than now!
    if you want the snug fit of wheel in arch then you possibly need the eibach sports, but they are a little harsher ride!
    either way i believe they are 1 of the best replacement springs,, but unlike the eibach pro's you will soon need shorter shocks for the sports springs due to the extra lower drop.
     
     

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    Cheers Vaux, I knew that with the Sports and the Pros one set went lower than the other but I could'nt remember which was which.
     
     

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    Wicked thanks for your help
     
     

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    Why would I need shorter shocks ?
    Could I not keep the original m sport ones?

    If I need to change what you recommend?

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    You dont need shorter shocks but standard ones wont last as long because they're spending more of the time compressed. This is one of the reasons why Eibachs are maybe a bit better than cheaper springs.
     
     

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    I have some Eibach Pro's which I shall be fitting next weekend on a 330D M Sport, if you like I can post up some before and after shots. I'll probably be driving around 1000+ miles over the Xmas break so they should be settled in by the time I take the 'after' shot?!
     
     

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    You shouldn't need to replace the M Sport shocks unless you lower the car more than 40-50mm.. Anything over that and it's recommended you use shortened sport shocks!

    I'm using Weitec springs with M Sport shocks on my 325ti and the ride is good and it's nice and low..

    Eibach pro's will definitely give a disappointing drop on an M Sport spec'd car...
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