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    Evening all,

    I'm looking in the near future (after hols etc) at lowering my 320ci (04).

    I've seen a couple of kits available on ebay. The first from Hottuning eu who were mentioned on another thread that I can't find again.

    The second again came from ebay having expanded my search.

    I'm really after peoples opinions if you've used either of these before or if you've heard good/ bad reviews plus any other options you could suggest.

    I've got 18" mv1's on and thinking of only a 20-30mm drop. Again opinions on this too but please bear in mind I live near alot of speed bumps so can't go too low.

    Thanks, Matt.



    Links to what I've seen

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=400059356593

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=110409881180
    Last edited by mattbish; 28-07-2009 at 21:42. Reason: Forgot to include links to help!!!
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    as you dont want it in the weeds then you might consider eibach springs...meant to be the dogs
    what i've felt,what i've known
    never shined through in what i've shown.

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    hottuning seems too have a good rep and reports on here!!..tho personally if i had the dough..id go for something with a lifetime garuntee...koni...kw weitec...costly tho...
     
     

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    i thort the coupe come low as it is really


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    Quote Originally Posted by 328mark View Post
    as you dont want it in the weeds then you might consider eibach springs...meant to be the dogs
    ive just lowered my e46 compact on eibach pro springs, and id 2nd that they are the DOGS!

    they dropped the car perfectly and the ride remains good!

    also they have a million mile warranty!!

    im waiting for a dry day to clean my car then i'll post some before and after pics!!
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    Buy cheap and you will end up with springs that lower your car whilst fully b@stardising the ride.

    Be sure to pay a premium and go for soemthing like Eibach, Boge (if you can find them), H&R as these kits will be of better quality and tested to greater extents to ensure a decent ride quality remains.
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    if your car is an m sport it will already be 15mm lower than the coupe sport springs, with 6%stiffer front springs and 8% stiffer rears, if you go for a spring with a said drop of 30mm, then expect it to drop by 15mm, if yours isn't a m sport then the drop will be nearer the 30mm depending on the car the drop was measured against!
    Eiback are the way forward, boge are nearly imposable to find. but if you can
    I am thinking of m sport for mine, as i want it lower, but still smooth and insurance freindly. good luck.
     
     

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    Definatly Eibach, excellent quality and still maintain great ride comfort and much improved road holding.
     
     

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    would def recommend eibach had these on many cars i have owned and great ride and they last forever
     
     

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