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  1. lowering a e36 saloon 60mm, 40mm 
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    hi,
    I've been told by many people that if i fit my Supersport lowering springs to my standard shocks i may have problems with shock wear etc.

    Has anyone had this or heard of any problems on fitting lowering springs on standard shocks???

    Cheers.
     
     

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    It will probably knock the shocks out quicker as they will be in a compressed state. As a rule of thumb people dont usually go lower than 30-40 mm on standard shocks, if you lower too much there could be too much travel in the scocks and a very small coil spring could jump off of its seat.

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    I lowered an E36 60/40 on springs and it looked great.

    It didn't rub and the ride was really good considering. Bought the spring from BMWorld which is no longer around it seems.

    Having said that I cracked a shock absorber, which leaked all over a punctured tyre...then I lost the tail end and flipped it into a tree; putting one guy in a coma and giving my cousin severe concussion. The tyre had a slow punctuire due to having a nail in it...

    Difficult to say whether the fault lay with the shocker or the deflating tyre, but hey, thought I'd mention it.

    Peace, love, oversteer...
     
     

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