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      04-05-2008, 01:41 PM   #1
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Drop - how much

How can i tell how much i need to lower my car to look ok.
And are there any diy here on how to? ( i cant find any)I know how to remove springs but could be that there are some strange things about the E90 i have to consider.

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How can i tell how much i need to lower my car to look ok.
And are there any diy here on how to? ( i cant find any)I know how to remove springs but could be that there are some strange things about the E90 i have to consider.

Thx
H&R sports are a good bet you can get them for around $250, and install should be about half that. You're probably looking about $400 parts and labor to have someone else install them for you.
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Definitely recommend the H&R Sport Springs. They are our most popular spring upgrade for a reason. It's a nice drop over stock but does not make the car impractical.
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My shop gave me a price: 1300 USD for install. They must be "%"#¤%.
I would do it my self.
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http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15397

here is the link which tells you how to install spring!~
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Thx - thats what i was looking for.
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Long installed mine for $125 haha
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Why not get coilovers? Never understood why people get springs. If you can't install them, shops are going to rape you a big one and plus you gotta change your shocks and struts or else your stock shocks can't last long with this setup. Just wondering.
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Coilovers are great if you have the budget and know how to set it up correctly. However, not everyone wants to spend $1500+ on suspension nor needs to. For a basic drop and sport improvement, springs will be more than adequate.

With that said, if you have the means, go with the coils.
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Got my springs for 180$ off ebay, and got them installed for 140$ at EDO Performance.
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Found some germen springs in nice quality. Install them my self. Looks easy and i have changed springs before on a VW - but i just wanted to know if there was something speciel on the BMW and i can se in the diy that there are something speciel to consider. So thx for the link.
If the stock shocks dont last i dont care. I have a full service and repair contract with my dealer and he said it will cover if i used CE and TÜV approved parts. And they are.
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That was my thing. I didn't want to spend $1500 to lower my car a little bit. I went with H&R sports and I like them. Also with the spot package, the shocks should be able to handle the extra stress and not blow out.
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