Originally Posted by Phil325i
The answer to 1 is personal choice and the quality of roads in your area (i.e. will you be constantly bottoming out on speed humps and potholes?). The answer to 2 is generally yes, although if your lowered set-up is too stiff, it could impact handling adversely.
BTW a compliant ride and good handling are not mutually exclusive. I have Ohlins coilovers and the ride is silky smooth, but the handling is still a vast improvement on OEM MSport.
Any photo's of your ride? I couldn't find any