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      09-08-2013, 09:21 AM   #1
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Need some Input on lowering my e93

Sup guys I want to lower my e93 but I dont know what are my best options. I dont want to do a coil set up just b/c I dont ever plan to track the car or slamm it. My goal is just to get rid of wheel gap and keep that smooth ride most likely a spring and shock setup. I will be riding on 19s. If you guys have any pictures of a setup your recommending that would be great.

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      03-11-2014, 10:27 AM   #2
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What Did you Do?

I am in the same boat as you and I wanted to see what springs you went with to lower your e93. As far as I can find, the only spring that is specific to the E93 335i is the H&R's but I fear that that they would lower the back too much. Saw that Turner Motorsports is selling a Cabrio H&R/Bilstein Sport Suspension Package for a good price and that seemed like my only option.
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Sup guys I want to lower my e93 but I dont know what are my best options. I dont want to do a coil set up just b/c I dont ever plan to track the car or slamm it. My goal is just to get rid of wheel gap and keep that smooth ride most likely a spring and shock setup. I will be riding on 19s. If you guys have any pictures of a setup your recommending that would be great.

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You lower your ride, you get diff shocks matched to new springs.

Why would you ever care about wheel gap? Really, that's a feminine thing.

Performance OTOH usually comes with a lowered suspension, but looks aren't the point - sharpened handling and good ride quality are the goal. You can have that, but not with lowering springs.
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aren't most decent shock and spring setups the same price as a decent coilover setup?
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      03-16-2014, 07:01 PM   #5
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aren't most decent shock and spring setups the same price as a decent coilover setup?
Its very close. I'd rather spend $1000 and be able to fine tune my lowering height vs spending $800 for springs/shocks and have to settle for their standard drop
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You lower your ride, you get diff shocks matched to new springs.

Why would you ever care about wheel gap? Really, that's a feminine thing.

Performance OTOH usually comes with a lowered suspension, but looks aren't the point - sharpened handling and good ride quality are the goal. You can have that, but not with lowering springs.
hey cal, what setup did you go with? I'm not too worried about wheel gap but more of a tighter and steady ride, like you mentioned. kw v1 costs 1500, v2's at 1800-1900 i might as well go with v2 for adjustability. BUT was more curious on what your suspension setup was like. Thanks
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You might want to check out the Ohlins. Supposed to be fantastic and on sale now for $2200. Talk to Harold at HP. I ordered some and some Swift rear springs because the E93 is heavier on the back end. Arriving soon, but installing in May/June. Putting M3 bushings and control arms in also at same time.
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You might be fine with just the springs. I went springs first then installed shocks shortly after. My friend liked the ride quality of just the springs before I upgrade to Konis. I prefer the latter though.
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I dont get why people say they dont want coilovers since they dont track the car. It's a set of shocks/springs that have height adjustability (some where you can fine tune the softness/hardness to your liking). You can pay ~$900 for bilstein/koni shocks and eibach/HR springs for .6" front and .4" rear (measurements for sport suspension) or you can pay ~$1000-1500 and get matching hardware that allows you to lower your car apprx 1-2" or more and anywhere in between.
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I dont get why people say they dont want coilovers since they dont track the car. It's a set of shocks/springs that have height adjustability (some where you can fine tune the softness/hardness to your liking). You can pay ~$900 for bilstein/koni shocks and eibach/HR springs for .6" front and .4" rear (measurements for sport suspension) or you can pay ~$1000-1500 and get matching hardware that allows you to lower your car apprx 1-2" or more and anywhere in between.
good point, my guess is people have certain preferences and perceptions. I think I understand the argument for coils, but I'd be satisfied with just Koni yellows (perception they are bullet proof and preference I might use the damping adjustment) and some moderate lowering or none at all. Good coils with damping adjustment are on the high end of your range?
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good point, my guess is people have certain preferences and perceptions. I think I understand the argument for coils, but I'd be satisfied with just Koni yellows (perception they are bullet proof and preference I might use the damping adjustment) and some moderate lowering or none at all. Good coils with damping adjustment are on the high end of your range?
Maybe not super high end like KWV3 but you can get a decent adjustable coilover for close to $1500 (maybe slightly used). I have ST Coilovers on mine and I love them.
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Maybe not super high end like KWV3 but you can get a decent adjustable coilover for close to $1500 (maybe slightly used). I have ST Coilovers on mine and I love them.
that's a good example for your point for sure No damping adjustment though, just lowering?
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Yep, height adjustment only.

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