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Old 05-03-2012, 10:56 AM
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I'm thinking about lowering my 750 about an 1.5 inches in front and rear. I found these B&G suspension springs that cost about 300 and plan on doing it myself. Has any one else lowered their car and if so would there be any issues with the suspension if the cars dropped. Please advise.
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:11 AM
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I'm thinking about lowering my 750 about an 1.5 inches in front and rear. I found these B&G suspension springs that cost about 300 and plan on doing it myself. Has any one else lowered their car and if so would there be any issues with the suspension if the cars dropped. Please advise.
Ive had my car lowered on 2 different suspension setups since 2004. No issues so far.
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:52 AM
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Anytime you lower a car on stock shocks and struts you'll shorten the life of the shocks and struts, as sanhonda22 stated The H&R springs for your 750i are right around that drop height. A quick heads up different springs are used for lowering cars with standard suspension vs those with the self leveling rear suspension.

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Sorry fro waken this up , rather than starting a new thread I'll ask a question here . Since i have the sport suspension , is it really a waist lowering it with H&R's ? Looking to go 22's and was wondering if having the sport suspension wouldn't need a drop ? anyone with pics of 22's mounted on stock sport suspension ?
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I'm thinking about lowering my 750 about an 1.5 inches in front and rear. I found these B&G suspension springs that cost about 300 and plan on doing it myself. Has any one else lowered their car and if so would there be any issues with the suspension if the cars dropped. Please advise.
Your vehicle has the sport Suspension ? I see the shadow line on the windows , but chrome strip on the trunk ?
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Stock suspension Sport on 22's

http://www.vossenwheels.com/Videos/B...Series_55.aspx
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Wow looks amazing , where did you purchase your Vossen from ? basically sold on the Vossen
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kharripe your 7 looks great on those Vossens!
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Sorry fro waken this up , rather than starting a new thread I'll ask a question here . Since i have the sport suspension , is it really a waist lowering it with H&R's ? Looking to go 22's and was wondering if having the sport suspension wouldn't need a drop ? anyone with pics of 22's mounted on stock sport suspension ?
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Go with the Eibach for a 750Li Sport . The front sits about the same as H&R, but the rear is tad lower versus H&R
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