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    Hi to everyone,

    winter is near and my vehicle is already lowered on springs by previous owner. i dont like the idea driving so low on the snow for the right reasons.

    do coilovers give drop straight away or can i adjust them to the stock height?
    noticed that some sets come with drop links, are the necessary or would stock links do.
    any advice on the brand? something not as expensive as eibach.
    Fk performance looks great for the pocket, what about quality?
     
     

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    Coilovers are adjustable in height to whatever drop you want.
    Fk ones are ok for the money
    I think on the e46 you need shortened droplinks if lower than 40 mm if I'm correct but I'm sure some e46 drivers will correct me if I'm wrong
     
     

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    The HotTuning Red kit here on the forums is good quality at a great price too.

    On the E46 you will need shorter droplinks regardless of drop height, easily sourced.
     
     

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    The big downside of a low car in snow is that the lower engine covers will rides up over the snow and lifts the front wheels of the ground, the lower you are the more the risk. I used to live in rural Fife and even the Landrover I had would lose the front wheel in the drifts.

    It won't make any difference in 3-4 inchs of snow but if you come across a foot you will be in trouble but then I doubt you would tackle deep snow in a bimmer anyway
     
     

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