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      02-19-2008, 10:23 PM   #1
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Coilover suspension or intake/exhaust

I just put on 19 inch BBS CH wheels with Goodyear Eagle F-1 assymetric tires on my 330 XI. I am now trying to decide which modification I want to do next. Any opinions on doing the coilover suspension next or the intake/exhaust?
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      02-19-2008, 10:29 PM   #2
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You could go the cheap way like I did and get just the springs off ebay, an AFE off ebay and do a muffler delete. Intake is def a 45min DIY you can get from ebay (I got mine new for $275!), muffler delete about $130 and at any muffler shop, and it cost me about $350 installed for lowering springs. To me looks and sounds just as good as if I had paid a lot more for the other stuf. Just my $.02 though. You can see it on my cardomain page: http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2987150
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      02-19-2008, 11:20 PM   #3
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Coilovers hands down.
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      02-20-2008, 12:11 AM   #4
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You gotta ask yourself if you REALLY need coilovers. Quite frankly, if you don't track your car, why pay the 1k+ for coilovers? Get lowering springs and save yourself some money. In fact, you might be able to get a decent intake or a used one as well. Then you can have both. But if you intend on coilovers, I would pick coilovers over intake. You can shave much more time with great coilovers than with the intake.
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You gotta ask yourself if you REALLY need coilovers. Quite frankly, if you don't track your car, why pay the 1k+ for coilovers? Get lowering springs and save yourself some money. In fact, you might be able to get a decent intake or a used one as well. Then you can have both. But if you intend on coilovers, I would pick coilovers over intake. You can shave much more time with great coilovers than with the intake.
+1, sport springs and matching shocks, either Koni Yellow or Bilsteins.
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      02-20-2008, 09:07 AM   #6
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I would also go with coilovers.

If you are looking to save money then at least go with springs/shocks. I still like the idea of being able to adjust the height though to get the ride height perfect for your own setup.
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