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      11-12-2006, 06:55 PM   #1
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e92 front springs only

I am lookingto lower my car, but don't want to lower the rear.
As I am sure most will agree, the front of the e92 is much higher than the rear.

Not looking for the slammed look, just level.
My concern is that just lowering the front will affect the way the car handles, for example being tighter upfront then rear, or ride comfort.

Anyone think this will be a problem?
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      11-12-2006, 07:19 PM   #2
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Ive heard youre not supposed to mix spring types, but Im no expert.
Congrats on your car.

I sat in a e92 today and was very impressed, it reminded of low feeling of my E46 coupe. The day I first saw the E92s, I wasnt impressed, but the more I see the more I like. Thank goodness my E90 at least drives well or Id be really upset with myself for not getting a coupe.
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You will throw your handling dynamics off. The weight of your car will be pushing forward if you just lower the front.

Just go with a mild drop in front and rear and you should be fine...
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      12-09-2006, 07:16 PM   #5
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You will throw your handling dynamics off. The weight of your car will be pushing forward if you just lower the front.

Just go with a mild drop in front and rear and you should be fine...
thats what i figured. I am either gonna bail on the whole thing or save up for coilovers
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      12-09-2006, 08:47 PM   #6
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Save up for coilovers if you are picky on your ride height. You will not find a set of suitable springs and after changing it over and over, you will spend as much as the cost of coilovers or more.
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Save up for coilovers if you are picky on your ride height. You will not find a set of suitable springs and after changing it over and over, you will spend as much as the cost of coilovers or more.
That's the beauty of coilovers. You can adjust the height as you see fit. And the spring rate will be the same all around.
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      12-22-2006, 06:57 PM   #8
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Coilovers aside, where would I get lowering springs for my new 328 coupe??
Did a couple searches, came up empty?
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      12-24-2006, 04:53 AM   #9
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change the front spring only?? please... dont
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      12-24-2006, 10:25 AM   #10
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I bought e92 springs from Steve@TrendixInc. Good price and prompt delivery. He is on this site.
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      12-26-2006, 12:42 PM   #11
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I bought e92 springs from Steve@TrendixInc. Good price and prompt delivery. He is on this site.
Thanks. when I'm ready I'll give him a shout!
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