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      06-01-2013, 07:20 AM   #1
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      06-01-2013, 01:26 PM   #3
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I wouldn't bother with any springs at all not the best choice and your ride quality will be mediocre at best.

Save your money and invest in a nice coilover you will be happy you did.

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To all you droppers, I need some help...

I'm driving a 335i -07 E91 FBO -cbe as my daily. A nice car for taking the dog to daycare, cruising to work and having some fun with on the weekend. And it puts in quite a few miles, almost at 83k atm and still going strong.

Have mostly done performance mods so far but now it's time to get the exterior in better shape. The car is running on stock M-sport suspension with tire and wheel specs as follows:
front: 235/35/19 MPSS with 8,5" et35 CSL reps
rear: 275/30/19 MPSS with 9,5" et25 CSL reps (org. et 40, but now w/ 15mm H&R spacers)

Had my rear fenders rolled two weeks ago.
It clearly needs a drop IMO but I still don't want to compromise how practical it is driving on pretty shitty and bumpy roads from time to time. So what do you guys recommend if I don't feel like dropping the coin on some coilovers?
Would new springs be sufficient or totally destroy the ride quality? Dunno when/if shocks or struts have been replaced.

What do you guys recommend?

Sorry for the crappy quality.
Great looking car!
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      06-01-2013, 06:14 PM   #5
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I would agree with the coilovers, especially with your type of ride. With the ability to cary more weight in the rear I would not chance it with just springs. You can bet your struts and springs are original, so replacing both for a drop would cost you almost as much as a coilover setup, save and get those and then you are completely adjustable when you need it. Hot looking car by the way, love the black CSLs with the white, really looks good!
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Great looking car!
Cheers, it's getting there!

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I wouldn't bother with any springs at all not the best choice and your ride quality will be mediocre at best.

Save your money and invest in a nice coilover you will be happy you did.

Good luck
You're prob right. Maybe it's time to stop whining and drop the coin anyways to get it right the first time.

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I would agree with the coilovers, especially with your type of ride. With the ability to cary more weight in the rear I would not chance it with just springs. You can bet your struts and springs are original, so replacing both for a drop would cost you almost as much as a coilover setup, save and get those and then you are completely adjustable when you need it. Hot looking car by the way, love the black CSLs with the white, really looks good!
The hard truth it seems. Yup, sounds about right. Maybe I'll get to it later this summer. Thanks man, I do love the contrast for sure.
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very nice touring mate! hope i will be driving mine to visit the europe, and we can have a touring mini meet

keep us update on which suspension set you go for
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very nice touring mate! hope i will be driving mine to visit the europe, and we can have a touring mini meet

keep us update on which suspension set you go for
cheers mate! would be awesome to hook up with some nice modded wagons

will do!
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