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      08-13-2012, 03:14 PM   #1
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Lowering springs - are shocks required too?

Hey guys

I have a 320i SE (E90) and just wondering if I get lowering springs do I also need to change the shocks to shorter ones?

Have been looking at something like this: http://www.potn.co.uk/pi-spring-kit-...9_p1253157.htm

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No you don't have to you can just swap the springs.
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I had these on my previous car and they were great. That's the only reason Otherwise please advise...!

Does the SE sit lower than standard btw?

Great that I don't need to change shocks too - to lower my previous car I had to get a complete kit cost a fortune!
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I had these on my previous car and they were great. That's the only reason Otherwise please advise...!

Does the SE sit lower than standard btw?

Great that I don't need to change shocks too - to lower my previous car I had to get a complete kit cost a fortune!
SE sits far for compared to M sports. M sports is already lowered on OEM springs and hence get lowered only few mm mores.

In order of lowering:
Eibach Pro springs
Eibach Sportsline Springs
H&R springs.


Eibach pro is mild lowering and on M sports it gives subtle results.
If you want bit more lowered than Sportsline springs are good.
And if you are trying to slam it, then H&R springs.
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Thats very helpful thanks. So the Eibach Pro - are those the Front: 30mm Rear: 25mm? That's the only fitment they do?

I'll be fitting 18s onto my SE so will wait and see what the gap is like in the arches!
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There was a member on here (1SH maybe?) quite recently who fitted Pro Kit springs to a 320 and was very disappointed with the lack of drop.

Spend some time searching the forum, particularly the US section where there's thousands of members, for pictures of other 320i/Pro-Kit setups.
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