Suspension and 1" drop questions on a 92' 325i
I have a late 92 (08/92) 325i who's suspension has seen better days.
It is giving a pretty good view of the sky every time I floor it from a dead stop, so I'm betting the rear springs are shot. I am going to replace the springs, but I was thinking that I may want to give it a slight drop of maybe 1" or so. Though I know how to replace pretty much anything on the car, I have never lowered anything in my life. I have found a few brands of springs that offer that small of a drop, but I am just not familiar with them enough to make an informed decision. I see a bunch of cars here with 2" drops and racing coils, but I'm not really going for that. I want a nice ride with maybe a bit better handling and slightly less wheel gap. Does anyone here know of a good (maybe cheaper) set of springs that would give me that? Also, how do I shop for slightly shorter shocks to match the springs? All of the shocks I see are either stock height, or they are sold with the springs as a set (maybe I'm just assuming that they have a different travel height?). Also, I know that the suspension is different in the early year 92 e36, but can I just get the normal shocks that all the other years use since mine is an 8/92 production date? And lastly, if I'm only going down 1", do I need to get custom camber plates and all of the other lowering doodads, or should I just install springs and shocks, align it, and not worry about it?
Any advice is welcome.