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      04-02-2008, 09:17 AM   #1
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coilovers vs lower springs

wassup i'm planning to lower my 335i when i get it can someone please tell me the difference between coilovers and lower springs for the 335i the coilovers cost 1500 and the lowersprings cost 100 bucks and both lower your car can someone please explain the difference between the two and can someone please tell me how much lowering springs lower your car?
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      04-02-2008, 09:34 AM   #2
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Maybe try searching the suspension area of the forum?
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search but springs alone dont ride as nice and coil overs. plus u can adjust the coilovers whenever u want to whatever u want
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are these threads of yours a joke? sure seems like it
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      04-02-2008, 11:04 AM   #5
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are these threads of yours a joke? sure seems like it
I just read his 3 posts and it either seems like he's excited about modding his car and finding out about the mods before his car arrives or he's a troll.

We'll see with his future posts. lol!
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yeah it's one or the other
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Bimmer boy just put some 14s with low pros on you car... that will lower it!
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If your leasing your car go with springs since you dont care about the longevity of your suspension components. However if you own your car or will be buying it go with coil-overs. KW2 and 3 are very nice!
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If your leasing your car go with springs since you dont care about the longevity of your suspension components. However if you own your car or will be buying it go with coil-overs. KW2 and 3 are very nice!

+1, love my KW V2. Ride is better than stock, stance is fully adjustable just like the stiffness.
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Stay away from springs if you value your car.

Coilovers with the appropriate spring settings will give you better handling and longetivity. Most spring will destroy shocks.

Besides, you have a 40k+ car. Why cheap out on the suspension?

Don't get a real harsh track coilovers.
Go for the aggressive street one.
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Maybe try searching the suspension area of the forum?
+1... moving this to the suspension forum.

BTW, springs on stock shocks is just a bad idea. Your car will look nice, but it will hurt your handling more than it will help it. At least go with a matched set of springs/shocks if you don't want to go for a set of coilovers.
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+1... moving this to the suspension forum.

BTW, springs on stock shocks is just a bad idea. Your car will look nice, but it will hurt your handling more than it will help it. At least go with a matched set of springs/shocks if you don't want to go for a set of coilovers.


Lowering springs on all four corners only costs $100..boy, I better do that to my car..sounds super...bang for the buck for sure..and they install themselves too? NICE.
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I've had just springs and I just installed KW coilovers. Go with coilovers, it really is much better for the car ride/handling. I would have spent the $2k long ago if had experienced what I know now. I really is worth the money (and I'm somewhat frugal with mods).
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If you have the money, go with coilovers.
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