Hi Heres a picture of mine dropped 40mm all round on standard shocks but with 17" wheels on.
I have no trouble in getting over speed humps with just me in the car but with the wife and kids in it is a different matter!!!!
heres a couple of pics for you to look at (there is not much room between the tyre wall and the inside of the arch mind you!!)
I know i know i know everytime i post a pic you tell me the same thing Devonlad:lol i will get round to putting some m3 lights in one day soon i hope
E36Lister I wanted to lower mine 60mm at the front but couldn't buy just 2 shocks and springs (could only get a kit of 4 springs and 4 shocks)
will post a close up pic of the front tomorrow (loads of room in there compared to the rear though
40 is as low as you want to go. Even with shorter shocks, with a 60mm drop you're on the bump stops and it doesn't do the inner wings/strut tops any good at all - basically, the tyre sidewalls and the body flex are the 'suspension'.
Use coilovers if you must have it that low (but why would you??).
i lowered my old saloon 60mm front/ 40mm rear and standard shocks with 17in wheels and had no problems at all in the whole time i owned it! see pics:
as standard on day of purchase then after being lowered