Originally Posted by jmilber
Told my friend about the kit you guys recommend. He said I am stupid and need to get coil overs. What u all say to that? Is it necessary?
Your friend is correct. On a BMW it's pointless to just get springs because you'll need shocks and struts within a year since they'll likely be blown due to lowering springs. If you're going to lower the car, you will have to buy the associated dampers that can handle the shorter spring travel AND shorter springs, otherwise you'll be blowing through hundreds of dollars every year on replacing the dampers.
And since typically, springs, shocks and struts will cost you about the same as a lower price coil overs, you're probably better off spending just a little bit more and buy a coil over anyway, whether or not you need it.