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    Hi there should get my coilovers on Friday but I want to go low as possible but I have standard alloys on my BMW e36 just wondered if it will help if I get thinner tyres or should I buy some smaller alloys and dies anyone have any pictures of there e36 on coilovers thanks Andy
     
     

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    what standard wheels do you have? and what coilys have you ordered?

    and here is my how to guide that i made for fitting coilovers

    http://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/forum/...-rough-t64151/

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    Have ordered the jom coilovers and I have 195 60 16 wheels on I think standard 3 series wheels off a BMW coupe 1997 thanks
     
     

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    look at my car in picture below, thats on coilovers but its on 18s, thats not quite on the lowest it can still go abit more, theres plenty of members on here with coilovers on some much lower than minme
    328I SPORT
     
     

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    Ok mate sound want to go the lowest I can your car looks smart love the wheels
     
     

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    check my sig dude.

    Thats on 17s with 205 40 tires

    still have a fair bit to go as the helper springs are still on the front.

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    I have just lowered my 328i with coilovers, with mixed results. On the posative side the car looks good & drives a lot better, being tighter in the corners and a lot more fun on rondabouts. On the negative side the coilveres did not fit my e36 328i, despite the reseller swearing that they did. They were out by 10mm+, so my alloys have to be sold to fund a new set. They are worth having but just dont always believe the seller when they say they will fit, as with hindsight it depends on the type of wheels & tyres you have. It is easy to forget that BMW have a much wider range of options than most car makers so that 'factory wheels' can mean 6 or more types in practice.
     
     

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    You'll probably need spacers on the front otherwise the wheels/tyres will rub on the springs of the coilovers. There's loads of room on the front arches (especially if you go super low). I'd go for 10mm spacers (hubcentric bolt on, or with longer bolts)
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disco Stu View Post
    You'll probably need spacers on the front otherwise the wheels/tyres will rub on the springs of the coilovers. There's loads of room on the front arches (especially if you go super low). I'd go for 10mm spacers (hubcentric bolt on, or with longer bolts)
    ive gone 15mm spacer and still loads of roo just none underneath to low.
     
     

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