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Old 08-31-2007, 09:42 PM
youngest740ownr youngest740ownr is offline
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oo i like the rake to be oppsite ... front lower then the back but how much were the eibachs? and are there struts or coilovers for them?
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Old 09-01-2007, 02:34 AM
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the car is lower in the front and higher in the back but i have wider tires in the rear so two fingers cant fit...255/35/20 in front and 275/35/20 in the rear..eibachs were 220, h&r are 230 for springs....a lot of guys are putting Bilstein struts which run about 650 a set. Do you have the self leveling? if you do then you basically should only change the front or you could disconnect the self leveling and install springs in the rear but i wouldnt do that...Coilovers only one company im aware of make them and they are about 2000
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Old 09-01-2007, 04:52 AM
youngest740ownr youngest740ownr is offline
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well mines is a 2000 so im guessin it is self leveling... and i was told it is the sport verison but how does it ride..? i like the ride height in the back i think it looks perfect cuz my tires in the back are like med pros not really low pros... they look good but the front has so much room by the front tires ...it just pisses me off
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Old 09-01-2007, 08:04 AM
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there is no real "sport" il version....it usually just has the mpars and a few normal thing..the only real sport is the 740i which comes with a differnt differential, shadowlined trim, and other stuff
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Old 09-01-2007, 12:14 PM
youngest740ownr youngest740ownr is offline
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i see ... i was kinda confused.. i mean il is pretty long theres no reason it should be sport anything but is it self levelin?
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Old 09-01-2007, 10:19 PM
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im not sure i forgot how you can tell i think when you open your hood in the little reservoir its like a black can if it says ATF only you dont and if it says......ahh i dont even remember haha try going to bimmerboard.com/fourms/e38 and ask there
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Old 09-02-2007, 12:10 PM
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lol i dc im not too worried about it ...either way im not gonna do nothin bout it for now
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Old 04-29-2008, 09:22 PM
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Quicc question. how do you guys lower your 740il? Cuz I wanna lower mine in the rear to about 1 inch or maybe 2 and 1 inch in the front also? I have no clue on what is needed to lower or raise it so give me some tips.

My car was already lowered, but I wanna make it even lower but at the same time have the front and bacc even out and not one side lower than the other.
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Old 04-30-2008, 09:20 AM
youngest740ownr youngest740ownr is offline
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i havent lowered mine yet but check out some things on tirerack.com they say how much they drop each car liek the front and back. i no i saw some that said .70 in the back and 1.3 or something in the front and that should make the car look more even cuz the backs lower anyways.
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Old 04-30-2008, 03:57 PM
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I want my 98 740il to be 3 inches off the ground front and bacc? what kind of supsension kit would yall recommend?
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Old 05-01-2008, 01:32 PM
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if ur in the bay area than go to GroundZero Motor sports. i know they have a shop in sacrmento. i live in portland oregon. i was going to buy a coilover kit for my 740. it was gonna be about 1500-2000 but thats with struts/shocks springs and installed.
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Old 05-02-2008, 02:18 PM
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Hey youngest, I just put 21" on my 2001 740il. they look pretty cool. I'm on dialup so posting pics take forever, but look in new members- new for me 740il.

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Old 05-15-2008, 04:56 PM
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Anybody got a picture of their e38 dropped (lowered)?
Also, I was wondering when putting on the coilovers do I have to change the struts also or can I just put the new coilovers on them old struts? (I'm new to this suspension thing so I might be wording my question incorrectly)
How low does a .8 inch lowering look like? and what about a 2 inch? can you really tell the difference in looks between .8 inch and 1 inch?

I've seen a few members in hear recommending Eibach and H&R but is KW any good?

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Old 05-16-2008, 03:30 AM
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most coilover kits consist of this: the whole strut/shock with springs, bump stops and tops.
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Old 10-07-2009, 03:39 PM
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Hey Farhod what style are your rims?
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Old 10-14-2009, 11:42 PM
youngest740ownr youngest740ownr is offline
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kw makes a nice coilover kit for 740 e38s, i saw some pics on line of cars with them and there cccclllleeeeeaaaaaaaaaannnn and fully adjustable with dampners and ride height and its good to get them new cuz they come with life time warranty
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Old 10-24-2009, 10:14 PM
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kw makes a nice coilover kit for 740 e38s, i saw some pics on line of cars with them and there cccclllleeeeeaaaaaaaaaannnn and fully adjustable with dampners and ride height and its good to get them new cuz they come with life time warranty
Farhods 7 is now slammed with Nex Coilovers (mine also). Click here. Car on the left is on FK Coilovers (Mojo), car on right is with Nex Coilovers (Farhod).
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