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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 10-11-2012, 08:39 PM
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springs

thinking of going lower but wanna go with spring/shocks setup instead of coilovers.
whats the lowest you know that springs can take you? 2/2.5 inches lower?

reason why no coilovers is i think springs/shocks would be more reliable/performance than coilovers. i need some opinions! thanks
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:21 PM
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HR Sport Springs will be the lowest..
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:28 PM
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how about struts? tryina get a nice combo of springs/shocks to go lower and improving performance
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Old 10-11-2012, 10:03 PM
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i have koni sport which are adjustable, i plan on buying H&R sport springs.
Bilstein sport are also great
check out tire rack
http://www.tirerack.com/suspension/S...0&autoModClar=
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Old 10-12-2012, 04:30 AM
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There are two different H&R sets, the Sport set lower it like 1.3 in the front and .75 in the rear, the Race set lower a little more..

The Eibach set lowers it like none... your saggy oem springs are lower than an Eibach set...

B+G is probably the BEST spring I have ever used on a car, never used them on a BMW though- THEY ARE THE LOWEST on an E39 at 1.6 Front 1.0 Rear for a non sport model.
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H&R sport springs.
Bilstein sport are also great
This.
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