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    im picking up a 318is 2 door e30 this week and the first job is to lower it.
    could anyone post some pics WITH how much its lowerred by. im stuck between 40mm or 60mm, it needs to be useable as its my daily driver but still needs to look good. pics and opinions welcomed, thanks
     
     

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    i'd say go 60 cos i love a low riding e30 but i may be a tad impractical for everyday use.
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    Mine is only lowered 40mm, but IMO that's enough for eveyday use

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Whittaker View Post
    Mine is only lowered 40mm, but IMO that's enough for eveyday use

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    your e30 is stunning mate, i'd agree 40 is enough for everyday but 60 looks so nice.
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    looks lovely, i do love low but looks alot more practical tho. would there be any probs lowering 60mm on standard wheels (same as your middle pic) ? not sure how low it would look either/
    on a diff subject where can i get a splitter like yours as mines missing :(
     
     

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    I dont think that you would have too many problems if you decided to lower it 60mm on standard wheels TBH, but you might start to catch the odd thing underneath on speed bumps etc....

    The front splitter was home made and ended up in the bin after a recent confrontation with a hedge in the snow. I now have an "Alpina" type front splitter on the front that I bought off ebay (beemer world I think) .
     
     

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    any -60mm pics?
     
     

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    40 mm max id say. My e30 sport was lowered 60 mm before i took it off the road to restore and my rear tyres had 6m tread on the outside and the frontswere like racing slicks. This can be overcome by welding camber adjustment plates on the rear axle.

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    this is 60/40 mate you can actually go 80mm as a few have in my neighbourhood imo get coilovers then you can set them to any height you want

     
     

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