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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 07-09-2015, 07:48 AM
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E36 Over Speedd Bumps

What Wheel and suspension setup should be used in order to prevent the car from hitting speed bumps and yet look good
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Old 07-09-2015, 07:59 PM
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Stock if you don't want to scrape speed bumps! If you want to look good, coilovers!
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Old 07-10-2015, 04:18 AM
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Since there's no standard height for speed bumps, coil overs would definitely be your be bet since you can adjust your ride height to suit your driving conditions.
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Old 07-10-2015, 07:15 AM
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For reference, I'm only 1.6" lower than stock and I scrape on occasion. It's rare, but it happens.
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Old 07-10-2015, 11:23 AM
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I'm on Eibach springs, haven't scraped since I put them on with Bilstein schocks. They give me about the same drop as ZeGerman, maybe a little less.
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Old 07-10-2015, 11:59 AM
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I'm pretty low and I don't scrape, depends on the speed bumps (parking lots a different story) where you drive.
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Old 07-10-2015, 11:09 PM
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Air ride if your willing to drop the dollar. You can slam it to the ground when you want and then raise it up when you go over bumps.

You can always be the guy stopping and putting two by fours down, that's always an option
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