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      01-24-2008, 02:37 AM   #1
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height difference between sport and non-sport suspension?

what's the height difference between sport and non sport?
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      01-24-2008, 02:44 AM   #2
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Not much, your better off just changing your coil overs and shocks. Get a set of KW adjustable.
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already have sport...was just curious

how much is a set of KW adjustable? and is the negative camber easily correctable?
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already have sport...was just curious

how much is a set of KW adjustable? and is the negative camber easily correctable?
It's about 2000$

You can adjust how low your car will sit. Crank it up for winter and lower it for summer.

Get some nice wheels too!
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and the camber?

winter/summers are pretty much the same here in San Diego
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and the camber?

winter/summers are pretty much the same here in San Diego
Not sure what you mean by chamber, I'm not a suspension guy. I'll leave that for other guys to answer.
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as you lower your car, your tires tend to flare...bottom out, top in so you get uneven inside wear.

at least that's how it was on my accord...i dropped that 2" and went to 4* negative camber and that ate up tires like mad. fortunately back then, accord tires are cheaper
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I have the Sport Suspension my 328i and I dropped it an inch and the result is no different from your accord. I had ~3* Neg Camber, so I had definately had to add some positive camber to about Neg 1*, which is working out so far. My Michelin's aren't exactly the kind of tire I'd like to ruin =/
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Unless you lower it too far, you will be fine in terms of camber and tire wear. Ive lowered mine to about H&R ride height and have not had any issue with tire wear.
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what does it cost to correct ~3* of negative camber?

Fraggy, you have H&R Springs? how do you like them?
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It's about 2000$

You can adjust how low your car will sit. Crank it up for winter and lower it for summer.

Get some nice wheels too!
If you want just height adjustment and don't need dampening adjustment, the KWv1 can be had for ~1200.
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dampening adjustment?
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what's the height difference between sport and non sport?
0.8" I believe.
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It's about a .6" drop- not much but it does improve the look.
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Don't think you can do much with camber on the front wheels of an e90. Stock to sport = .5"
Sport to eibach = .5" more, and I still managed to stay within factory specs on camber but at the limit. May need to get camber plates beyond that.
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