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    I am considering lowering my E36 saloon but from what I have read I now have many questions & I find the best answers are from people who have done it.

    I am not sure as to which springs? I have looked at Apex, Spax & cobra.

    Im looking at lowering it a maximum of 40mm, its hard to see by measurement but what is the ideal sort of height so it looks good & is worth lowering?

    In respect to above, my concern is speed bumps, getting it on a mechanics ramp safely.

    Does lowering really effect the camber & damage the shocks unless you do alot of upgrading?

    Has anyone noticed any abnormal or extra wear on tyres or suspension arms, bushes etc?

    Any additional information or links on this subject would be very much appreciated or even pictures as the internet is a bit sparse.

     
     

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    This is a question I have been pondering for a while, and still have no conclusion. I will watch your thread with interest!
     
     

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    Ive not checked it out yet but ive just noticed a thread in the highlighted box above these threads that may be of help to us?
     
     

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    Sorry Mark,it was me that retitled it.In future OP can you do so in accordance with forum rules please

    As to lowering it its up to you how low you want to go but if you live in speed hump chaos where I do then you have a mare driving.Mine's lowered on a suspension set-up from an M3 and although its only about 15mm I still scrape the bottom of the car although handling is much improved and you will need to get the alignment done as any suspension work is likely to put the camber out
     
     

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    Sorry for posting incorrect thread title, it is duly noted for the future.

    There are a few speed bumps where I live but I didnt think that 15mm would make the car scrape.
     
     

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    Lots of people have lowered car's locally; they all seem to cope fine.

    My only hassle would be my girlfriends drive - I can just walk down it instead!
     
     

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    Lol, im not sure whether or not you would get scraping with 40mm or not on a e36 model? I cant imagine the under belly being that low to the ground initially.
     
     

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    Have you looked under the car???
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrLamper View Post
    Have you looked under the car???




    Only when my wife drove over me
     
     

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