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    what sort of drop would you recomend for a coupe? with my previous cars it was a case of the lower the better but now im joining the bmw world im guessing you lot go for a more subtle drop 40mm maybe? i dont want to go to low with my coupe maybe just get the arches to sit above the wheels nicely and front a tad lower than the rear. also would you get coilovers or springs if only going for a small drop?
     
     

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    can you update your vehicle details as they should be included in the title of the thread too
    Using the search facility will help you too because this has been discussed many times before
     
     

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    Louis 40mm will be spot on and even 35mm will probably give the desired look

    I would normally recommend springs only such as Eibach but it's a hard choice when hottuning do a complete coilover kit for 195 quid



    Have you collected the car now?
     
     

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    Louis 40mm will be spot on and even 35mm will probably give the desired look

    I would normally recommend springs only such as Eibach but it's a hard choice when hottuning do a complete coilover kit for 195 quid



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    thats what i was thinking get springs i only wat a small drop but then like you say hottuning are cheap as chips lol so may aswell get the coilovers. yet picking it up hopfully friday, cant wate woooooo lol yours in your advatar sits nicely what hight is it sitting at?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by louis_23 View Post
    thats what i was thinking get springs i only wat a small drop but then like you say hottuning are cheap as chips lol so may aswell get the coilovers. yet picking it up hopfully friday, cant wate woooooo lol yours in your advatar sits nicely what hight is it sitting at?
    I reckon mine has to be around 70-80mm. I've used a 60mm drop before and it's now much lower
     
     

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    are hottuning as good as the bilstein standard shocks? do the cars handle better with them on?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamiewright1990 View Post
    are hottuning as good as the bilstein standard shocks? do the cars handle better with them on?
    Hottuning are good for what you pay for.
    If you going to compare a £200 kit to an £800 kit well-thats kinda rhetorical...
    I haven't heard any complaints about the hottuning kit though a lot of people do recommend them for a budget kit
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by StK View Post
    Hottuning are good for what you pay for.
    If you going to compare a £200 kit to an £800 kit well-thats kinda rhetorical...
    I haven't heard any complaints about the hottuning kit though a lot of people do recommend them for a budget kit
    Excellent value for money and even if they only last 2 years what have you really lost?

    Would I swap my H&R coilovers for a set??? Not on your nelly
     
     

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    i know what you mean... i wouldnt expect them to be amazing but just wondered if they were actually worth having... im not wasting money on a 316 neway im waiting till i can afford a 325 tds n molest that
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamiewright1990 View Post
    i know what you mean... i wouldnt expect them to be amazing but just wondered if they were actually worth having... im not wasting money on a 316 neway im waiting till i can afford a 325 tds n molest that
    I don't think they're a waste of money by any means. They are exceptional VALUE for MONEY
     
     

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