2005 E46 318i - How do i go lower?

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  1. 2005 E46 318i - How do i go lower? 
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    Hi there everyone,

    I come from the philippines, and i was browsing your forum to do some research. I sure hope you can help me!

    I have installed eibach prokit springs on my 318 MSport, and the car sure does look aggressive now. The thing is, i find the front too low compared to the rear, such that the car's stance isn't what i really wish. The gap between the fender and the tire is a finger's height in front, while it's about a finger and a half at the back. If it was a finger's height all around, i'd be extremely happy.

    Does anyone know of any way by which i can lower the back a little more without being too radical? Some have suggested cutting the rear springs which i find a no-no, or switching to coil-overs, which will make me miss the ride of m-techs. Please help, i'd appreciate it!

    Thanks in advance.
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    i have a coilover setup, however mine is a cup spring at the back, i found that taking out the rubber mountings at the top and the bottom made it sit alot lower but didnt change the ride quality etc.
     
     

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    Hi there,

    Ok that's great to hear. But no clunking sounds because of metal hitting metal?

    Thanks tobe!
     
     

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    No i didnt have any clunking, the weight of the car, compressed the springs so that they dont move at all so they dont clunk mate.
     
     

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    Great, thanks a lot.
     
     

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