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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 10-30-2012, 09:27 PM
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Lowered e30 Australia

Hey guys, I'm looking for information in regards to the best deal on lowering springs/shocks. I know this has been done to death, and I have done my research, but I'm looking for something a little more local, since postage from the States will cost me near on $200, if not more. I don't need anything too fancy in the ride department, stock comfort is good enough, I just want to erase the grandpa look and have it sit a little lower. I'm aware of all the options and deals available to me, ie the packages offered by turner and ECS, but as said was wondering if there was anything more local. I can't quite justify the cost when a quarter of it is postage. Is there any advice anyone can give me?

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Old 10-30-2012, 10:29 PM
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Chop off half a coil and see, then cut more to the height you want. Will some local spring maker help you out. We even have them here in Perth!
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Old 10-30-2012, 11:22 PM
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Im from New Zealand. Plenty of options here, i cant imagine any different there. We still have H&R dealers etc
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Chop off half a coil and see, then cut more to the height you want. Will some local spring maker help you out. We even have them here in Perth!
cutting the coil causes a difference in spring rate. heating the coils is safer too but harder to get all the same height
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Chop off half a coil and see, then cut more to the height you want. Will some local spring maker help you out. We even have them here in Perth!
Don't do this.
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Old 10-31-2012, 08:22 PM
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Lol deff don't cut springs unless you wanna burn thru your shocks. Just buy a cup kit that's your best bet. comes with shocks and springs, and the price is usually good.
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