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      07-01-2006, 09:30 PM   #1
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decisions decisions decisions......on springs

hey there guys i have a 325i without sport package. I want to get the race springs from h and r. What is everyones opinion on that? I want the car to be slammed and i have 19s on the way. What would suit me better ...race or spring...
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hey there guys i have a 325i without sport package. I want to get the race springs from h and r. What is everyones opinion on that? I want the car to be slammed and i have 19s on the way. What would suit me better ...race or spring...
you mean race or sport...race will slam it but ull prolly rub depending on how aggresive your offsets are...more info is needed
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      07-02-2006, 01:06 AM   #3
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and there's eibach sportline too, similar drop to H&R race. agree with ctgazer regarding offset, if its aggressive you might rub
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Right, do some research on what 19" rims you might want. If you go 20", then the race springs are a definite NO. If you wanna go 275 series on a 19" rim, then NO again. I have +26 offset on my rear wheels which are 19x10, and I would be rubbing if I had race springs. I love the slammed look too, but I don't want to be slamming into my tires everytime I hit a bump.
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guy at the wheel shop told me he can work 275 for me without rubbing on my setup....

He said if we have any problems i can roll your fenders and work it out with some spacers

THe wheels i want are 19 8.5 in front and 9.5 in rear.

As for offset i dont really know....
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      07-02-2006, 10:31 PM   #6
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I dont think you wanna do race! maybe you mean sports spring
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      07-19-2006, 10:43 PM   #7
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H&R race springs will be brutal on a daily driver over all but the smoothest of road surfaces. I'd highly recommend the H&R Sports. Still a very nice upgrade over stock, but FAR more practical for daily use. Bilstein Sport shocks with these are a great combo.
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Hey guys i got the same question too im not sure what kind of spring I should get. I have Koni sport yellows in mind and a 19 in. wheel with 19X10 20mm offset R and 19x8.5 35 mm offset on the F. Any suggetion? i try not to have any rubbing problems.And do I have to roll my fender with that offset???
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guy at the wheel shop told me he can work 275 for me without rubbing on my setup....

He said if we have any problems i can roll your fenders and work it out with some spacers

THe wheels i want are 19 8.5 in front and 9.5 in rear.

As for offset i dont really know....
You can do 275s, but with race springs it all depends on your offsets. You won't be able to go too aggressive.
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Like others said there's many many factors you must take into consideration.

Don't forget, some tire manufacturers have a more slanted sidewall. For example, Toyo tires have less chance of rubbing due to the slanted sidewall...but tires like BFG have a thicker sidewall which could cause rubbing.
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I also have this question.....

Please could I get some help....1)Is there a difference when adding springs and shocks (suggestions on both of those by the way) to the basic "non-sport" package or the "sport" package? I assume no, cus you would be replacing both shock and springs (I also assume shocks are necessary to get a low, agressive look yet similar to stock feel), but none the less I dont know? 2) Any suggestions on wheels and the lowering to go with them. I am interested in 20's yet with a nice low stance (again hopefully stock feel), I think 19's are more feasable! 3) Just a thank you for any and all suggestions!!!

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19 in. wheel with 19X10 20mm offset R and 19x8.5 35 mm offset on the F. And do I have to roll my fender with that offset???
Yes.
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Hey guys i got the same question too im not sure what kind of spring I should get. I have Koni sport yellows in mind and a 19 in. wheel with 19X10 20mm offset R and 19x8.5 35 mm offset on the F. Any suggetion? i try not to have any rubbing problems.And do I have to roll my fender with that offset???
19x20 20mm offset? that shit will rub badly maybe even with the fender rolled. Not recommended...
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      07-28-2006, 12:50 AM   #14
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19x20 20mm offset? that shit will rub badly maybe even with the fender rolled. Not recommended...
Not true I am running 20mm offsets on 19x10 wheels and I am no rubbing one bit.
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Not true I am running 20mm offsets on 19x10 wheels and I am no rubbing one bit.
with 275/30? I doubt it.
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with 275/30? I doubt it.
275/30/19 not one rub ever...and I am lowered on coilover BTW, no wheel gap just look at my sig!
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275/30/19 not one rub ever...and I am lowered on coilover BTW, no wheel gap just look at my sig!
honestly Ryan then your car is special!!

I cant even run +28 without rubbing with 235's in the front!
Or +26 in the rear I rubbed like crazy!! How your getting NO rub with a +20 is beyond me dude! U car is SPECIAL!
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honestly Ryan then your car is special!!

I cant even run +28 without rubbing with 235's in the front!
Or +26 in the rear I rubbed like crazy!! How your getting NO rub with a +20 is beyond me dude! U car is SPECIAL!
I ran 275/35 19"x9.5" with 20mm, and it rubbed crazy and my car got non-sport. That's why I gave these 2 wheels away and replaced with 39mm.
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I ran 275/35 19"x9.5" with 20mm, and it rubbed crazy and my car got non-sport. That's why I gave these 2 wheels away and replaced with 39mm.
hmmm...OK Ryan is your car origainlly sprtz package???/
That may be the difference!! If it is I think we just found out that the sport package fenders are wider! That or did u Roll your fenders yet?
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Diesel has Falken tires and they are really narrow even if they say 275/30, if he had a "normal" 275, he would maybe rub...
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Diesel has Falken tires and they are really narrow even if they say 275/30, if he had a "normal" 275, he would maybe rub...
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so did u roll your fenders too?? what tires where on your DPE's??
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