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    Hi people.

    When i first got my e36 318is it was sat really nice and low. Not stupid low so it was rubbing or hitting anything it just sat right. But, after 2 weeks of driving it around like that i found out it had 2 snapped rear springs so thats why it was sat nice and low at the back.

    So now i have 2 new rear springs but it doesnt look as nice. So i wanna lower her a touch. I can only find a -30mm front and -15mm rear kit for a 318is e36. Is this right? Would a cabriolet kit fit or would that just deck it?

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    What would these be like -

    60mm


    40mm


    Could i still use standard shocks on the 40mm drop?
     
     

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    The standard shocks should be ok with a 40mm drop. 40mm is the MAX you can lower on standard shocks....
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve23002 View Post
    The standard shocks should be ok with a 40mm drop. 40mm is the MAX you can lower on standard shocks....
    Danke Steve!

     
     

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    Im using the supersport kit from Venom motorsport on my 318iS 40/30 drop

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    Quote Originally Posted by BMW IOW View Post
    Im using the supersport kit from Venom motorsport on my 318iS 40/30 drop

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    Thanks, how much was the kit?
     
     

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    It was a little over £200 all in. I took a punt on it being such a cheap kit but i'm really pleased with both the stance and ride comfort.

    This is them - http://www.venommotorsport.com/produ...ory=Suspension

    You'll have to use your existing top mounts for the fronts and the kit doesn't come with any but that's just a case of taking the old front struts apart.
     
     

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    Darryn beter go for spax or apex then ''superschrot''.
    If you want less then 40mm you can keep ori schocks.
    check here:
    http://www.europerformance.co.uk/pag...oweringsprings
    <img src=http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/6718/dsc02517a.jpg border=0 alt= />
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by black2891 View Post
    Darryn beter go for spax or apex then ''superschrot''.
    If you want less then 40mm you can keep ori schocks.
    check here:
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    I'll never ever use Apex for as long as i live. I had an old Cav SRi years ago and the sodding rear springs were an exact copy of the originals so they never lower the rear.

    What about Jamex??? I've heard they're springs are good but they're shox are a bit dodgy.
     
     

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    My preference is for Eibach pro springs.
     
     

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