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X1 E84 (2011 - current)
The new to the US BMW X1 will arrive at BMW dealers in the fall of 2012 as a 2013 model year. Get your X1 28i with either sDrive (RWD) or xDrive (AWD) or get the US exclusive I6 N55 powered X1 35i dDrive.

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Old 10-14-2012, 07:51 PM
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Lowered X1 ..

My buddy just finished this up..
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:01 PM
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Looks good. How did he do it? How close is the alignment to spec?
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:22 PM
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It was just finished yesterday, alignment is yet to be done. It's on kw v3's e90 fitment.
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:59 PM
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That first pic you had up looked better. Where did it go?
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Sorry I was trying to add more to the first post and that's what I got. There a difference in height between my cell phone pics and the professional ,,
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Looks good. I plan on going with the Eibach Sportline springs, which should lower 1.9 front and 1.5 in the rear. Does he know how much he lowered his? Are those 18s or 19s?

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Old 10-15-2012, 04:43 AM
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More photos here. Looks really great. http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?s...4506796&type=1
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:04 AM
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3 inches! WOW.
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:51 AM
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3 inches! Holy crap. That is outrageous. I think that thing is going to eat up some tires...

I have been driving a 1" dropped 350z for the past 8 years and the alignment is just barely in mfg spec. The car probably sits as low or lower than that x1 does. However, it really does eat up tires and rotating is a serious pain due to the staggered setup I run. I was pretty sure I was going to leave my x1 ride height alone for that reason, but it does look really good dropped down like that, especially from the side. I would probably go a lot less aggressive if it were me, though.

Thanks again for the great pictures.
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I ran this setup on my 335 for 3.5 seasons and I'm still on the original tires not at the wear bars, it will be aligned this weekend after some more adjustments. Being this low has changed the look of the X1 completely. It still rides about stock and turns lots of heads.
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Dam! now something else Ill have to look into for mine..... Looks sick but looks a tad bit too low for me maybe 1.5 for me not a full 3.
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:58 AM
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Beamerboi, your X is lookin good as well, I almost went orange. I said the same when I decided to lower it until i got the coilovers in and then the stance kept getting lower
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3 inches! Holy crap. That is outrageous. I think that thing is going to eat up some tires...

I have been driving a 1" dropped 350z for the past 8 years and the alignment is just barely in mfg spec. The car probably sits as low or lower than that x1 does. However, it really does eat up tires and rotating is a serious pain due to the staggered setup I run. I was pretty sure I was going to leave my x1 ride height alone for that reason, but it does look really good dropped down like that, especially from the side. I would probably go a lot less aggressive if it were me, though.

Thanks again for the great pictures.
The SUVs have tons of clearance between wheel and fender. They are designed for semi-offroad duty so it's a very different design philosophy.
This X1 is now a highway cruiser, it should never tread in mud or rough terrain.
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