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      12-20-2011, 09:43 PM   #1
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Does lowering e92 affect handling

Was thinking about lowering my 335i, just a little bit so the wheels a snug with the car ( not touching or rubbing the fender). But would this affect handling?
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Isnt it the main reason why
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      12-20-2011, 10:31 PM   #3
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Keep the drop around one inch and you will be fine...Lowering car too much will negatively affect handling and wear components quicker..
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Isnt it the main reason why
+1 lower it a little, it helps. You'll have a lower center of weight, etc. Lower it way too much and it goes bad. You won't have issues.
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Lowering will change the suspension geometry. Unless carefully studied or tested, my guess is that it will be worse than what BMW engineers have intended it to be.
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Lowering will change the suspension geometry. Unless carefully studied or tested, my guess is that it will be worse than what BMW engineers have intended it to be.
Can't be worse than the stock x-Drive suspension.

Just switching to conservative Eibach Pro springs I noticed an increase in handling performance. The car doesn't wallow and lean in turns like it used to.
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