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    This is my 318ci ( non original sport ) lowerd on 50mm eibach springs, about as low as you can go on a standard, if there is 4 people in the car and a speed bump comes, 2 have to get out or the bottom of the car will hit the bump on the decent.... a nuisance but looks great
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    to follow on.. i have just abought a 3330 m sport conv, does any one know how low i can go on 18's and 19s? i think it has the sport suspension on and is obv a lot lower already so im assuming 50mm is out of the qs?
     
     

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    Am i right in saying that when you already have sport suspension and you buy for example a 50mm lowering kit, it wont actually lower the car a further 50mm it'll be 50mm minus the difference between a standard and sport model?

    IMO 40mm is low enough before causing rubbing or bottoming out over speed bumps.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by 330ise View Post
    Am i right in saying that when you already have sport suspension and you buy for example a 50mm lowering kit, it wont actually lower the car a further 50mm it'll be 50mm minus the difference between a standard and sport model?

    IMO 40mm is low enough before causing rubbing or bottoming out over speed bumps.
    yes mate thats right!
     
     

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    must say would be interesting to find out all these specs and peoples input on this topic......sorry but my car is totaly standard as it left the factory with m-tech suspension and m-tech spec
     
     

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    I had Jamex springs fitted to the rear yesterday. The previous owner had fitted non-genuine, making the car sit too high at the back. The drop is supposed to be -40mm on a standard coupe and approx -15-20mm on a Sport. I had Eibach/Koni's on my previous car and was quite dubious about getting Jamex, but, I'm really impressed, can barely tell the difference in comfort, and have much less roll in the corners! Haven't taken measurements yet, but will update as soon as I do.

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    Tuning art coilovers on mine...Front could go down more about 30mm (no helper springs though..) but it's not going to! Rear has about 5mm play.

    Centre of hub to arch: Front 280mm
    Rear 265mm

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    Bougt the car with the current set-up ebay special coilovers, unsure of ride height but its about as low as is practical for a daily driver

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    I've just bought a e46 330d sport 2003/53. After looking through the pics and read about the ride quality of various lowering springs and have decided to go for Eibach Pro springs (-30mm front & -25 rear)

    They will initially be on 18" mv2 allows but eventually want to put on 19" bbs LM's with staggered fitments.

    Does anybody have any knowledge as to whether they fit without obstruction and drive ok?

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    my e36 lowered on just springs 40mm rear ( with rolled arches) 30mm front

    http://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/forum/f196/e39-less-more-project-t194473/
    PROJECT " LESS IS MORE "
     
     

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