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E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series E60 Sedan was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E61 wagon followed shortly there after. The E60/E61 5 series is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 01-27-2016, 03:23 PM
KingOne KingOne is offline
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Difference In Ride Height On Sport & NonSport 5s

So I Decided To Lower My 08 e61 cuz the stock wheel gap just isn't cutting it, I looked into bags but have out ruled them due to so many sensors on the beemers, so I have been looking at coilovers to buy and a buddy of mine who owns the M-series said he would give me his coilovers if I just wanted them (he swapped for coils), but I was wondering if anyone on here knows the actual ride height difference between stock coilovers and m/sport coilovers... I have the money to just buy a new coilovers but if the sport coils are gonna drop my car significantly for a little while I'm just gonna grab em from my boy...

I think I remember reading somewhere it was like a 1.25" difference but I really don't know

I've been tryin to find a M5 or sport to pull up on in a parking lot but haven't found one yet this week if anyone knows I would greatly appreciate it
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Old 01-27-2016, 03:33 PM
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your model > Technical data > Front Axle > Ride height


over time the springs lower a bit so your car might sit lower than the factory data
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Old 01-27-2016, 05:14 PM
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Here you go ,, factory ride height settings
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File Type: pdf TD Front axle ride heigth E60.pdf (63.9 KB, 34 views)
File Type: pdf TD Rear axle ride height E60.pdf (71.8 KB, 17 views)
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Old 01-27-2016, 07:12 PM
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Thank you so much that's exactly what I was looking for 15-19mm drop ain't gonna cut I was hoping it was more 1.25-1.5 range, looks like I'll be dropping money on coils and do her proper, seriously can't believe it's only a 15mm drop a half an inch, couldn't BMW have gone a little more aggressive... LOW n SLOW

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