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Old 04-11-2013, 10:03 PM
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lowering advice 330i

Who's lowered their 330 and how does it ride . I want an inch and a half drop on a car with sport package.Coilovers , springs H&R / Eibach..whats your experience ?
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Who's lowered their 330 and how does it ride . I want an inch and a half drop on a car with sport package.Coilovers , springs H&R / Eibach..whats your experience ?
There are so many variables it's difficult to make a definitive statement on this. Generally lowering will almost always cause a deterioration in ride quality, unless you pay top money for really high quality dampers. Of the popular springs, comments on the forums suggest H&R give a harder ride than Eibach.
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There are so many variables it's difficult to make a definitive statement on this. Generally lowering will almost always cause a deterioration in ride quality, unless you pay top money for really high quality dampers. Of the popular springs, comments on the forums suggest H&R give a harder ride than Eibach.

Let's bear in mind that 1.5" drop yields a diff suspension geometry.

OP, you are warned!
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:19 AM
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I actually have been pondering the same thing...the H&R comp package or whatever (non-adjustable shocks and variable rate springs) is like $1000 and the H&R coil overs are like $1600. The comp package lowers about the exact amount you are looking for (and me too). I just want a slight change in appearance and stance, and a bit stiffer ride. Cal, have you messed with any suspension changes? Your response took the wind out of my sails a little bit, but I can't imagine that a $1000 suspension upgrade package from H&R would make the car perform worse. I don't think the coil overs would be worth it for me bc I really don't foresee myself adjusting them basically ever.
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I actually have been pondering the same thing...the H&R comp package or whatever (non-adjustable shocks and variable rate springs) is like $1000 and the H&R coil overs are like $1600. The comp package lowers about the exact amount you are looking for (and me too). I just want a slight change in appearance and stance, and a bit stiffer ride. Cal, have you messed with any suspension changes? Your response took the wind out of my sails a little bit, but I can't imagine that a $1000 suspension upgrade package from H&R would make the car perform worse. I don't think the coil overs would be worth it for me bc I really don't foresee myself adjusting them basically ever.

Touch. Though the spring/shock can be OK, the suspension'll be in a diff place. Couldn't predict ride quality or long term result - though I do run mine ~0.5" lower than stock - kit designed for that - 1.5" is a diff world.

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Old 04-12-2013, 07:26 PM
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I don't think the coil overs would be worth it for me bc I really don't foresee myself adjusting them basically ever.

I run Yellows/Eibach Sport and, gotta say, ride's only a little firmer; handling's light years better. They're adjustable and I left holes for that in the rear, yet have not felt the need to adjust at all....!
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