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      04-04-2013, 08:17 PM   #1
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People with Sports Package E90 + OEM 18" Wheels - Need Your Help

What I need:
If you have the Sports Package pre-LCI E90 with OEM 18" Wheels:
I need the height in millimeters from the ground to top of fender
(both front and back)

Reason:
I have a non-sports pre-LCI with Style 162 OEM wheels. I will be getting coil-overs soon and I want to car sit at the same as OEM Sports Package.

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-PRE LCI
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-OEM 18" Wheels
-OEM tire size (225/40/18, 255/35/18)


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      04-04-2013, 09:16 PM   #2
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I would just lower the coils until it looks good to you....
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      04-04-2013, 09:19 PM   #3
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Hehe, seems like the obvious way to do it..

I have other family members driving this, so I have to stay compliant to a factory height to keep my self out of accusations
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      04-05-2013, 10:53 AM   #4
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That's my car. I measured 641mm both front and rear.

What kind of coilovers are you installing?
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That's my car. I measured 641mm both front and rear.

What kind of coilovers are you installing?
Thank you.
Thinking of getting FK's that have Koni shocks.
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I am thinking of something with slightly stiffer linear spring rates without too much lowering at all. The Konis are great stuff too.
I installed some linear springs with matched Konis on an old Audi S4 and just loved it--noticeably better handling and better ride at the same time, in all aspects. Only lowered the car maybe 1/4 inch...barely. That similar handling improvement has been my slow search with the 335i.
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I am thinking of something with slightly stiffer linear spring rates without too much lowering at all. The Konis are great stuff too.
I installed some linear springs with matched Konis on an old Audi S4 and just loved it--noticeably better handling and better ride at the same time, in all aspects. Only lowered the car maybe 1/4 inch...barely. That similar handling improvement has been my slow search with the 335i.
True. My judgement could be flawed but here it is: I used to have a GTI that was slammed (I believe close to 4" or so). I had 3 sets of coil-overs till I got to FK's with Koni's. It was day and night! Ride was unbelievable. And after 4 years, I had a rattle in suspension, which suspected shocks for. When I contacted them, they were willing to switch them out for new ones. So in a way, I worship Koni's.
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I put Konis on the rear of my old BMW motorcycle as its 3rd set of shocks I think. Huge improvement in handling and ride comfort.
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That's my car. I measured 641mm both front and rear.
Wow, my non-sport is sitting 25mm higher. That's over 0.9 inches. I thought the difference should be only .6 inches.
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Maybe I have some sag going on...and I only measured the driver side front and rear. Same height at front and rear.

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2007, 1/2 tank of straight gas (no E85), bone stock everything, 83k miles on stock suspension, battery booster pack in trunk otherwise empty car, on non RFTs. I was bored so I took pix for u lol. Measured from the driver's side. HTH




Front: 25 and 10/16 = 650.875 mm




Rear: 25 and 3/16 = 639.76

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I just measured the drivers side and passenger side again. Driver side was higher (both front and rear) by 3/16. Same air pressures on both sides, run-flats, 40K miles, had not been driving with passengers for awhile. Seems as though the height would the other way around. A well.
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Toda Party,

Wow. I owe you a 6 pack
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I just measured the drivers side and passenger side again. Driver side was higher (both front and rear) by 3/16. Same air pressures on both sides, run-flats, 40K miles, had not been driving with passengers for awhile. Seems as though the height would the other way around. A well.
Does your car pull to the side slightly on highway?
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Does your car pull to the side slightly on highway?
Hmmm...good point. No, not at all. It drives perfectly straight. I'll triple check it tonight when I get back home and measure once again.
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Just measured again. I think my tire pressures may be off a little here and there but anyway

(inches - too lazy to convert again haha)

Driver Front: 25 and 9/16
Passenger Front: 25 and 1/2

Driver Rear: 25 and 3/16
Passenger Rear: 25 and 5/16
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Just measured again. I think my tire pressures may be off a little here and there but anyway

(inches - too lazy to convert again haha)

Driver Front: 25 and 9/16
Passenger Front: 25 and 1/2

Driver Rear: 25 and 3/16
Passenger Rear: 25 and 5/16
Seems to be right. Thank you.
Are you guys satisfied with the ride at that height?

Having non-sport, I feel like the height is not bad, but lots of unwanted movements at high speeds and tire drumming. Just feel like shocks and springs aren't matching completely...
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I have no complaints. I'm not down with slamming cars cuz of speed bumps and stupid crap like that. I don't know if I'd go any lower on a daily driver.

I did scrape the top of a mountain of a speed bump today with 1 passenger, but barely.
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2007, 1/2 tank of straight gas (no E85), bone stock everything, 83k miles on stock suspension, battery booster pack in trunk otherwise empty car, on non RFTs. I was bored so I took pix for u lol. Measured from the driver's side. HTH




Front: 25 and 10/16 = 650.875 mm




Rear: 25 and 3/16 = 639.76


You have stock Sports Suspension?
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Sports package so yes, and hasn't been replaced yet as far as I know
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Sports package so yes, and hasn't been replaced yet as far as I know
That back is REALLY low. I just installed my coil overs and I am 139mm all around.
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